UKA registered Athletics club
Founded 1888 - Running for 133 years

british athletics England athletics Northern Atlhetics YADAL
Yorkshire & district
athletics league

West Yorkshire T&F


West Yorkshire
Cross Country League

Longwood Christmas Handicap Sat 18th Dec Results:
Junior races; Senior Races
Christmas 2021 Training for Juniors:
Eddie's group - Last session Tues 16th Dec; Return Tues 4th Jan 2022
Tom's group -  Last session Tues 21st Dec; Return Tues 4th Jan 2022

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 133 years old in 2021; 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)

Once a member all Athletes are expected to take part in local, county, regional and national competitions as appropriate, organised through the club. Individuals also compete in club colours in events they enter themselves. Taking part in competitions is a condition of continued membership and is reviewed each year on subscription renewal.
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

Club Members/Parents/Relatives
We currently have a waiting list for the Juniors. Why not ask about training as a coach or official? The club is very popular and we really need further help at training

Club information leaflet about training and
Link to England athletics website information

Facebook   Heja    Twitter
Pictures taken at events and links to results are mostly on our facebook page
which any current club member can join on request. They are also on Twitter and on the Heja team app

Derek Ibbotson competing for Longwood Harriers -
1933-2017 (About Derek)

Our Annual Club Presentation evening and Social will take place in March

Upcoming competitions and events

Check our Facebook page, on Twitter and on Heja
Important information about Club events
  • Training - for the Juniors has returned to the normal Tuesday and Thursday for all athletes 6:30-7:30
  • Decisions on training in the light of COVID, will be based on advice issued by England athletics. Latest is here: England Athletics
  • We will keep you informed of any COVID cases should the groups have any
  • See our Club fixtures page for the latest information we have. Please note that some of these events may still not go ahead so check back regularly

COVID-19 has not gone away. Please follow health advice given by the NHS and the Government. NHS website

The Annual General meeting of the club will take place at the Huddersfield Leisure Centre on Monday 26th November 2021. All members/parents are invited
The Club annual Presentation Evening and Social  will take place on Friday 18th March
at Lockwood Rugby Club 7:30 pm
(see '
Club fixtures' for more information - you may be in for a prize!)

power of ten Look yourself up! Official British Athletics results and ranking

Longwood Juniors and Seniors at League events 2021

Longwood Harriers Senior Athletes events
(Seniors and U17s for some events)

Longwood competitors in the Yorkshire County Road Relays 2018
Longwood Harriers club Track 10Km results 2019
Longwood Harriers club track 10km - results 2018
Club Road League and others (see results page)
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!
Our purpose is to take part in competition; take a look at our current events on our fixtures page to get an idea of what we do.

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

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

We really need further help at training so all those on the waiting list can be accommodated
No experience is needed
Club information leaflet about training as a Coach
England athletics website information re training as a Coach

Membership and shop:

Subscription Fees for 2021-22
(commencing 1/01/22)

£25 per member (u17s and younger)
£35 each for all older members

The figure is made up of a fee to British athletics (£16), a fee to Northern Athletics (£2) and the remainder 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 this year elected at the AGM in November 2021 are on the website here

Updated (2018) club constitution here

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

West Yorkshire
Track and Field League

Yorkshire & district athletics league

English Cross Country National Championships
Sat 26th Feb 2022 (Provisional on COVID)
Parliament Hill, London
(Hampstead Heath)


West Yorkshire Cross Country League

Yorkshire County Cross Country Championships 2022
Kiveton Community Woodland Rotherham

british athletics England athletics

Northern Atlhetics
Track & Field, Cross Country
Northern League (Seniors and U17s)

Northern Athletics Cross Country Championships


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

Website: Tom Reed 2021