UKA registered Athletics club
Founded 1888 - Running for 134 years

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

West Yorkshire T&F


West Yorkshire
Cross Country League

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 134 years old in 2022; 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

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

Road Race
Longwood Road League races 2022
Longwood Road League and others (see results page)
Longwood Harriers club Track 10Km results 2019
Summer break
There will be no training on the following dates:
Thurs 28th July; Tues 2nd Aug; Thurs 4th Aug
Training will resume on Tues 9th Aug, but check with your coach

Important information about Club events
Check our Facebook page, on Twitter and on Heja
Next club event: YADAL league (u13-u17) ; Sun 31st July
  • Training normally takes place on Tuesday and Thursday at Leeds Road for all Junior athletes 6:30-7:30; 7:30 for seniors on the track
  • See our Club fixtures page for events and competitions
COVID-19 has not gone away. Please follow health advice given by the NHS and the Government. NHS website

The Athletics World Championships takes place in Oregon (USA) from Friday 15th July to Sunday 24th July
The Commonwealth Games takes place in Birmingham (UK) from Thursday 28th July to the Sunday 8th Aug

Entry form for West Yorkshire track and Field League 2022 can now be downloaded. Print complete and post
Summer events and dates we know of so far are here

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

January - Northern Cross Country and Meltham 10Km
(images fromTony Wood on Facebook and Craig Mitchell)

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

Coaching and training

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

Should you wish to join our club please contact the Membership Secretary or Club Secretary so you can be added to the waiting list (see 'Contact us' section). Please do not come down on a training night as sadly, with limited places, we will not be able to add you that way

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 2022