End of June Update

Considering there were no physical races in June, it was a pretty busy month for members of Gade Valley Harriers, as virtual races became more and more popular.  The summer solstice is usually marked by a Friday evening race along the Alban Way in St Albans. For the last couple of years it has been hugely popular for club members, …

Ultra X Virtual Race World Series

  Over the last six weeks Gade Valley Harriers’ Teresa Reason and Chris Dowling have been taking part in the Ultra X Virtual Race World Series. The event started with three qualifiers throughout May. Participants had to run a set distance wherever they wanted on the given dates and points were awarded based on the percentile in which they finished …

GVH Junior Virtual Relay 31.05.2020

Alongside the GVH Virtul Relay on Sunday was the Junior Virtual Relay, which saw six teams of three or four children go head to head to complete ten miles between them. The rules were simple – run from home, run with a parent or responsible adult and only one member of each team can run at a time. With a …

GVH Virtual Relay 31.05.2020

On Sunday the hotly-anticipated, inaugural GVH Virtual Relay took place in a bid to replace a lack of official races and club meets. Club members were placed in evenly matched teams of four and had to complete a total of thirty miles between 5:00 am and 8:00 pm. Only one member from each team could be running at any time …

Harriers Return to Action – Virtually

Since the middle of March there have been no official races pretty much anywhere in the world, due to the coronavirus outbreak. However there have been plenty of virtual events and challenges, and on Saturday Gade Valley Harrier Alistair Flowers hosted the Lockdown 24-hour Virtual Race. The event gave entrants the opportunity to complete as many five mile “laps” as …

Mar 2020: Gareth Tucker

Marathon training can be tough, Ok it’s always tough. And Marathon training can make you or break you and for our boys Member of the Month for March I think the former applies. Gareth’s recent performances have confirmed this, not only has he performed amazingly in races but his training paces have shown a new level of fitness achieved when …

Mar 2020: Kim Morgan and Sam Raffety

For March there are two winners of the ladies’ Member of the Month award and they are… Kim Morgan and Sam Raffety! Kim had a place for VLM on April 26th and Sam had entered Manchester Marathon scheduled for April 5th, and their training had been intense and fruitful. It was due to be the first marathon for both of …

Races Go Ahead Despite Coronavirus Fears

Friday the Thirteenth was unlucky this March for thousands of people who had signed up for marathons in the spring as they found out their races had been postponed until the autumn. London, Manchester and Brighton all announced within hours of each other that their events weren’t going ahead as scheduled next month due to the coronavirus outbreak which is …

Harriers Embrace 20 Mile Road Race

The Hillingdon 20 is an ideal chance to bank a long run while practising race day routines and therefore has become a great part of preparation for anyone training for a marathon in April. On Sunday, a large number of Gade Valley Harriers took part in the 20-mile race along the streets of the North West London suburb, many of …

Harriers Scoop Awards At Bear-khamsted

Gade Valley Harriers won both the male and female team prizes, and a plethora of club members picked up personal bests (PBs) on a successful day at one of the club’s most popular spring races – the Berkhamsted Half Marathon – on Sunday. The event was the club’s half marathon championship race, meaning a large number of members turned out, …