UKA registered Athletics club
Founded 1888 - Running for 130 years

Fri March 22nd was our Annual Club Presentation evening and Social
Awards details here
Sat April 6th 10:30 Annual Club Road races Storthes Hall

Derek Ibbotson mile 2107
The Longwood Harriers who celebrated Derek Ibbotson's world mile record from 1957
by competing in age group races on the track

Longwood Harriers Athletic Club
is a Running and Athletics (Track & Field) club that is 131 years old in 2019; it began as a running group from St Mark's Church in Longwood, Huddersfield in 1888, but we now train at Leeds Road sports complex. We welcome Athletes from all parts of the community from nine years old and upwards. (Note: we do not have specialist coaches needed for under 9s, so please do not bring younger children even with older siblings, as they will not be allowed to take part)

Our primary purpose is to compete as a team organised through the club. Individuals also compete in club colours in events they enter themselves. Once a member all Athletes are expected to take part in local, county, regional and national competitions as appropriate. We offer regular training and access to competitions; in return, as our membership form states, there is an expectation that all members will compete for the club during the year whenever they can. We now record participation so we can focus our coaching resources on those who compete for the club

Prospective new member introductory meetings: We have new members' meetings regularly (on a Thursday training night) to introduce new athletes and their parents to the club. This is so they are clear on what joining involves, so they can ask questions and we can encourage full participation. To join the club you have to attend one of these meetings. A message will be added here before the next one

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Pictures taken at events and links to results are mostly on our facebook page
which any current club member can join on request

Why not ask about training as a coach or official? The club is becoming very popular and we really need further help at training if we are to avoid a membership waiting list!
Club information leaflet and
Link to England athletics website information

Derek Ibbotson competing for Longwood Harriers -
1933-2017 (About Derek)
Upcoming competitions and events
Next few events are listed here
West Yorkshire Track and Field League 2019. Enter as an individual for all races in the season. Keep your number for all of them: Entry Form - print and send
PLEASE NOTE: the venues have changed from the original and I have ammended this copy of the form
Date Venue Event
Sun 24th March      Cleckheaton
WF15 6LW
Spen Open Track and Field meeting Info - entries now open
Enter yourself; not a club event but often the first of the Track and Field Season for many - and it is very local!
Sat 30th March
Brownlee Centre, Leeds LS16 8NA Yorkshire Road Races (3.2Km; u13 and older) and Senior Relays
Sat 6th April Storthes Hall, Huddersfield HD8 0WA Annual Club handicap races (Seniors - 10km on roads; Juniors - 1 or 2 miles on paths) 10:30 am start
Sun 7th April Wakefield Thornes Park WF2 8QZ Wakefield Open Track and Field Entry form here
Sun 14th April Cleckheaton
WF15 6LW
West Yorkshire Track and Field League 1
Entry form for all races in the season
Sun 28th April Cudworth Barnsley
S72 8LH
Yorkshire and District Athletics League 1 (YADAL) -
Team manager will select team - ask at training
All summer 2019 events
Some events you will need to enter yourself. Others are entered through the club
See the full listing and any entry forms on the relevant events link above

National XC 2019
Longwood runners at the English National XC Championships 2019
at Harewood House Leeds

Longwood Harriers Road & Cross Country League
(Seniors and U17s only)

Longwood competitors in the Yorkshire County Road Relays 2018
Club Road League
Current standings 2016
Fixture list for 2016 Road League here
Final results for 2015 here
All coaches at Longwood are British Athletics qualified and they and other helpers give their time unpaid. We rely on parents and older members being involved to support our activities, whether this is at training, at an event or with any expertise they may have. We can offer British Athletics training to those who may wish to become coaches or athletics officials; you don't need experience!

In the Summer, Track & Field and Road Running are the norm. In the Winter our focus is on Cross Country with Road Running continuing throughout the year. Our main training details are given on this page. Further details are given on our training summary page. Look here for Joining details

Come along to one of our introductory meetings and then try out training. Then if you want to continue, download, print and bring the form below to us on a training night with the relevant subscription fee for the year

Training - Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30p.m. for Juniors (up to 18), 7:00 p.m. for Seniors (In track season track use from 7:30 p.m.). Leeds Road Playing fields Huddersfield. Small track fee payable for track hire each session

Membership and shop:

Subscription Fees for 2019-20
(commencing 1/01/19)

Juniors annual fee of £25
(includes all under 18s)
Seniors £30

The figure is made up of a fee from British athletics
and a small fee to help fund the club

Welcome pack for new members here

National performance comparisons
National performance comparisons


Application form for membership of
Longwood Harriers

To be used only when you have attended
a new members meeting

(Click to open; print, complete and bring to a new
members meeting or on a training night)

Longwood Harriers club officers and committee, coaches and team leaders for 2018-19 elected at the AGM are now on this website here

Updated (2018) club constitution here

Longwood 'blue hoody' tops, club vests with new logo and even crops tops available - please ask at training

(You may need to wait for your name to be embroidered on the front of hoodies)

Fitness sessions - Athletics focused


Further information

Club archive

Can't find something? Take a look in the archive for past events and club history.
Includes presentation evening archive.

Competitions and affiliations:
West Yorkshire T&F

Yorkshire & district athletics league

Sat 23rd Feb 2019
English Cross Country Nationals

Harewood House Leeds


West Yorkshire Cross Country League

Yorkshire County Cross Country Championships
Sat 5th Jan 2019
Lightwater Valley, Ripon

british athletics England athletics

Northern Atlhetics
Track & Field, Cross Country

Northern Athletics Cross Country Championships
Sat 26th Jan 2019, Pontefract racecourse


So club members who are no longer with us are not forgotten see our remembrances page

Website: Tom Reed 2019