Longwood Harriers Athletic Club is a competitive Athletics (Track & Field) and Running club; it began as a running group from St Mark's Church in Longwood, Huddersfield in 1888. We are now based at Leeds Road and as the facilities there no longer cater for a range of athletics events, we also use Cleckheaton Athletics Track.
We welcome Athletes from all parts of the community from nine years old and upwards. There is an expectation that all members, whatever age, will compete for the club during the year several times. This could be in Track and Field (Indoor and Outdoor), Road Running, Cross Country etc. We don't just exercise or train, we compete!
Current members: please use our mobile app (HEJA) for further details, events and discussions

Organisation Links

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National Athletics
National/International athletics
UK Athletics, British Athletics and England Athletics

UK Athletics is the National Governing Body for athletics. UKA is the Member Federation of World Athletics responsible for athletics in the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland

British Athletics is the consumer brand of the governing body “UK Athletics”.
British Athletics is the sport; representing the people, the athletes, the fans, and the team

England Athletics is the membership and development body for Athletics and Running clubs in England.
Scottish Athletics, Welsh Athletics and Athletics Northern Ireland are regional equivalents

The English Cross Country Association organises National Cross Country events for England

The English Schools Athletics Association organises events for all English schools

The Summer Olympic Games takes place in Paris in July/August 2024 - Athletics section of the website here

The next World Athletics Championships: Outdoor: Tokyo in September 2025
Indoor: Poland in March 2026

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Northern Athletics
Northern regional Athletics

Northern Athletics is the area competition provider for athletics in the North of England, responsible for the promotion of championship competition in all disciplines. In addition they have representative teams competing in various competitions at home and abroad

Power of 10
The Power of 10 National database is in place to motivate competitors, coaches and clubs. Once a registered Athlete competes in a recognised event their result will be added to the Pof10 database. Here they can see their ranking, their Personal Bests (PBs) and results over the years

British milers club
The BMC is the premier middle distance athletics club in the country. Through its racing program, training courses and coaching articles its aim is to  improve the world standing of UK Middle Distance running. The club works in close partnership with UK Athletics in the organisation of its fixtures and courses

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Yorkshire Athletics
Yorkshire County athletics (Facebook)

The Yorkshire County Athletics body (all Counties of Yorkshire) organises County wide events in Athletics which produce County Champions

West Yorkshire Athletics
Organises Track and Field and Cross Country Leagues for the County of West Yorkshire

YADAL - Yorkshire and District Athletics League
A team event where athletes compete as individuals to gain points for the team. It is expected that all in the team will be willing to try any discipline on the track and field to gather points

West Yorkshire Schools Athletics
Organises athletics events in West Yorkshire Schools

Kirklees Schools Athletics Association
Organises Athletics in Kirklees (The Local Authority for Huddersfield, Batley and Dewsbury)