The Return of the Marathon

After a six month hiatus, competitive marathon racing returned on Sunday, with the Farnham Pilgrim Marathon. Described as one of the prettiest trail events in the UK, the challenging route took participants through the stunning Surrey Hills. It passed along parts of the Pilgrim Way and the North Downs Way, paid for at the cost of 2,300 feet (700 metres) …

GVH Virtual 10k – 5th & 6th Sep 2020

  GVH Virtual 10k Congratulations and thanks to all who ran the virtual 10k this weekend – some really excellent times and plenty of PBs which is testament to your efforts over the summer and the support of our fantastic coaches and leaders. I can now announce the winners! Most Improved Plenty of great performances but the winner (even with …

Virtual Summer Handicap Comes to Thrilling Climax

  Summer petered out last weekend with a chilly Bank Holiday, before September arrived. The extended weekend gave members of Gade Valley Harriers one last chance to try to beat their Virtual Summer Handicap times of the last few months. Some of the quickest runners at the club left it until the last minute to do battle. Matthew Watt held …

St Albans from a Socially Distanced Perceptive

Since restrictions on large groups of people were introduced in March virtual racing has become standard for thousands of runners around the world. So when Active Training World announced they were holding a 10k in St Albans this Sunday after a relaxation of restrictions, a small number of members from Gade Valley Harriers decided it would be a good opportunity …

The Return of Racing

After a 22 week hiatus from racing because of the coronavirus pandemic, members of Gade Valley Harriers finally got back to racing in August. There was no surprise that the first two club mates to pin on running numbers were the two members who had raced almost every weekend between them prior to lockdown – Dave Goodman and Phil Mercer. …

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 …