Training Sessions

Day AgeTraining Time
Tuesday/ThursdayChildren age 8 and school years 5 & 6Track and Field18.00-19:00
Tuesday/ThursdayDevelopment Group: New Members 11 to 15 yearsTrack and Field18.00-19:00
Tuesday/ThursdayCompetitive Squad: Year 7 and above.Track and Field18.00-19:00
Tuesday/ThursdaySeniorsTrack and Field19.00-20:15
Tuesday/ThursdaySeniorsRoad and Trail19.00-20:15
ThursdaySeniors (Group 5)Trail18.00-20:15
MondaySeniorsWinter Circuit Training at Crossley Hall School £3.0018.30-20:00
MondayJuniors 11 to 15 yearsWinter Circuit Training at Crossley Hall School £2.0018.30-20:00

Road Running Training Groups

Beginners Group

Leaders: Audra and David
If you have already started to do some jogging then this is the group for you. We will run/walk initially for about 2 to 3 miles aiming to increase the distance gradually up to 4 miles. The pace will be slow.

Group 1

Leaders: Deborah, Jude, Jenny, Joanne, Colleen and Martin
If you are confident in running 4 miles or more you are welcome to come down on any training night. Training runs are approximately 3 to 5 miles to suit the group, with an average pace of 12 minutes/mile. Suitable for anyone running a 10k in 63 minutes plus, or a 5k in 30 minutes plus.

Group 2

Leaders: Chris, Michelle, Joanne, Sarah, Jonny, Margaret, Paul and Jenny
Runs are at a steady pace for the runner who would like to build stamina, speed and confidence. Training runs are approximately 5.5 to 6.5 miles with short stops throughout the run to re-group as required, with an average pace of 10 minutes/mile. Suitable for anyone running a 10km in 58 to 62 minutes.

Group 2 February Routes

Group 3

Leaders: Chris, Michelle, Joanne, Sarah, Jonny, Margaret, Paul and Jenny
Runs are at a faster pace for the runner who are regularly entering races and are looking to improve their speed and endurance. Training runs are approximately 6.5 to 7.5 miles with stops to re-group as required, with an average pace of 9 minutes/mile. Suitable for anyone running a sub 58 minute 10k./p> Group 3 February Routes

Group 4

Leaders: Raymond, Rachael and Ryan
This group is for intermediate level runners.Training will be aimed at improving 10k and half marathon times. Runs are approximately 7.5 to 9 miles with stops to re-group as required. The average pace will be 8 minutes/mile Tuesday is track based training at Spring Hall in the summer and with the option of road circuits in the winter. Suitable for anyone running a 10k in 48 mins or faster

Group 4 February Routes

Group 5

Leaders: Sarah, Ryan, Steve, Craig and Paul
7:00pm on Tuesdays for track work/road circuits and 6:00pm Thursdays is out on the road or trails at a steady / fast pace for the competitive runner. (Suitable for all distances from 10k to marathons). Thursday runs are about 9 miles with stops to re-group as required at an average pace of 7 to 7:30 minutes/mile. Suitable for anyone running a 10k in 45 minutes or faster.


5K and 2.5K Time Trials

The Harriers 5k (and 2.5k junior) time trials takes place on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm. This is followed by a social evening at The Three Pigeons pub, at the bottom of Halifax between the Shay and the Railway Station, from 8.30pm. Results are posted on the website and we maintain a ladder for Senior Men, Senior Women and Juniors so participants can asses their progress.

The course is a 2 lap route which starts with a fast down hill section on Kensington road, turning left into Birdcage lane and then left up the path adjacent to Skircoat Moor road. Another left turn along Rocks road, and then right up Kensington road continuing round onto Skircoat moor road again, and then following the road down Albert promenade. The route turns left again into Rocks road, then right down Kensington road, turning right onto Birgcage lane for the final push up Albert promenade, turning right again into Rocks road back to the start. That's one lap! This route is repeated to complete the 5k time trial.