“To support, encourage & inspire our members on their own running journey regardless of ability or experience, by providing a friendly and inclusive environment”
“Inspiring, Achieving, Inclusive, Supportive”
Gade Valley Harriers was founded in March 1991 and is a Club organised by runners for runners. We like to think of it as a group of friends all sharing a common interest.
Today we have a strong base of good quality runners and in recent times we have won several team events ranging from the Berkhamsted Half Marathon on the road to the South Downs Marathon Relay over testing cross country routes.
We currently have 170 members and we welcome Adult runners of all abilities. There is a group to run with no matter what level you may be – from a beginner to someone who has run many marathons in your running career. There are many seasoned runners at the Club so you won’t be short of someone to talk to no matter what level you are at.
We compete every year in the Chiltern League cross country series, many local road and off-road events and we also organise running trips away. There is a strong affinity to longer distance running within the Club and off-road training in the summer months, though many of us also race over shorter distances such as the 5K and 10K.
The one thing that has always remained constant over the years at GVH is the friendliness of the Club and the bond among its members. We pride ourselves on being one of the friendliest Clubs around and you will always find someone to train with and swap stories and advice.
We have an active social side to the club, ranging from race weekends to Club organised events and anything in between! And for post-run refreshments you will often find a group from GVH across the road in the conveniently located Steamcoach pub.
Our location means that we have easy access to off-road and quiet country lane running routes. We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.45pm every week.
We are also well known in the running Community for our extremely popular Marathon Training Runs in January, February and March, which regularly attract in excess of 500 people from far and wide.