Founded 1888 - Running for 127 years


Longwood Harriers Athletic Club is a Running and Athletics (Track & Field) club that was 125 years old in 2013. We welcome Athletes from all parts of the community and all ages and abilities from nine years old and upwards, and train them to take part in local, county, regional and national competitions. As Joe Percy said in his introduction to the book published on our centenary "Sixty years a member of Longwood Harriers A.C. and I can honestly say that I have enjoyed every minute of it."

We offer you regular training and access to competitions; in return, as your membership form states, you are expected to compete for the club at least once a year. We would of course prefer you to be available for each competition!

Our primary purpose is to compete as a team organised through the club. Individuals also compete in club colours in events they enter themselves and here club membership usually gives the benefit of a lower entry fee. Some sports shops offer discount on purchases if you are a club member

New! Results of Castle Hill races Junior and Point to Point 2015

Fitness sessions
Athletics focused

Further information

Latest news and information:

Fixtures and events

  1. Sat 5th Dec, Sheffield EIS - Northern Athletics indoor open meeting Match 2
  2. Sun 6th Dec, Nunroyd Park, Leeds - West Yorkshire Cross-country 4 (Course map)
  3. Last week before Christmas Longwood Juniors indoor Christmas competition - Parents and Seniors needed to help! (Replaces training) at Leeds Road
  4. Sat 19th Dec (Date to be confirmed) - Longwood Harriers Christmas Handicap (Club competition for all) from 10 am; all ages. Brief presentation and social after - you are encouraged to bring along seasonal food and snacks! Athletes, supporters, friends and relatives all welcome - at Leeds Road
  5. Sat Jan 9th 2016 - Ripon, Lightwater Valley - Yorkshire county Cross Country Championships - U13s + only
  6. Sat 16th & Sun 17th Jan, Sheffield EIS - Northern Athletics indoor championships Seniors/U20s/U17s only


View all upcoming fixtures


Longwood Harriers Road League 2015
(Seniors and U17s only)
Current standings - after 13 of 14 races


Why not ask about training as a coach or official?
Club information leaflet and
Link to England athletics website information


October 2015 Newsletter

Some of our Athletes at the Yorkshire and District Young Athletes League - May 2015



All coaches 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 training, try it out, 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 2014-5

Juniors annual fee of £17
(includes all under 18s)
Seniors £22

The fee is made up of a fee from British athletics of £12 and a club fee of £5 for juniors and £10 for seniors (the club fee remains the same for another year)

Welcome pack for new members here


Application form for membership of
Longwood Harriers

New Longwood Harriers club officers and committee, coaches and team leaders for 2014-15 elected at the AGM are now on this website here

Updated (2014) club constitution here


Longwood blue hoody tops available. Complete the form here try one at training for size and make the payment. We don't keep stocks so you may need to wait a while before the next bulk order

Club archive

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

Competitions and affiliations:
West Yorkshire T&F

Yorkshire & district athletics league


West Yorkshire Cross Country League

british athletics England athletics Northern Atlhetics


Remembering club members who are no longer with us (see also our remembrances)
Isaac Nash 2002-2014
Promising young distance runner who was lost in an accident off Anglesey aged 12

Bill Dance - d. 2014
Renowned coach and life member of Longwood Harriers who lost his battle with illness in 2014

Geoff Shaw - d. 2014
Former president and track official (Starter) for Longwood Harriers

Website: Tom Reed 2015