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GVH Women at the Double

GVH Women at the Double

There was a slightly curious piece of scheduling over the weekend of 10th / 11th February as the final Chiltern League Cross Country fixture of the season took place in Oxford on Saturday while the February club league race took place on Sunday at the Love Welwyn 10k....

Hairy Outing for Fred Hughes

Hairy Outing for Fred Hughes

The early months of the year follow a fairly predictable pattern for many local runners as marathon training kicks in for some and the pattern of popular local races attracts both marathon and non marathon runners alike. After round 4 of the Chiltern League last...

Many Happy Returns!

Many Happy Returns!

It’s been a while. A cursory glance at the Latest News page on the club website shows that the last time a weekly report was written, it was also a cross country weekend, back at the start of December in Luton. What happened since? Well, there was the Milton Keynes...

Women Show up Men at Cross Country Again

Women Show up Men at Cross Country Again

Saturday 2nd December saw the third match of the Chiltern League Cross Country season at Stopsley Common, just outside Luton. As usual for a cross country weekend, the attendance at Parkruns was much reduced. Oddly Vince Ellerby wasn’t seen at a Parkrun for the second...

Vince in No Parkrun Shocker

Vince in No Parkrun Shocker

The weekend of 25th and 26th November saw the latest round in the GVH Club League take place at the Hatfield 5 on Sunday. This is a 5 mile race over a quick course that starts and finishes at the University of Hertfordshire and shares almost half of its route with the...

Dirty Harriers

Dirty Harriers

From time to time there are quiet weeks in the year. Most of them happen in the summer when it is just too hot to bother with racing but you get them in the winter too. On those occasions it can be important to dig into the bank of possible puns and come up with...

No Toilets at Teardrops

No Toilets at Teardrops

The weekend of 11th and 12th November was a Chiltern Cross Country League weekend and, as is usually the case, the Saturday cross country fixture dominated the weekend for GVH. There were still a handful of Gade Valley athletes at various local parkruns. A much...

Helen Cook in Bad Admin Shocker

Helen Cook in Bad Admin Shocker

On 28th October the club’s monthly Parkrun tour took a short trip to Verulam Park for the St Albans Parkrun. A strong turnout for the club saw nearly 40 Harriers taking on the course and the club filled the first three finisher places. New member Andy Law was first...

Trouble for Some at Cross Country

Everybody looks forward to the cross country season. This year, for the first round of five in the Chiltern League, there was the added bonus of not having to run up the hill in Horspath in roasting October weather, that race having moved from first to last in the...

Keeping the Trail Warm

Keeping the Trail Warm

There were a few races on the weekend of 7th / 8th October as the autumn season seemingly got into full swing. On Saturday morning a fair few Harriers took on various local parkruns. At Rickmansworth, Gareth Tucker and Steve Newing ran under 20 minutes for the men...

Tough Weekend

Tough Weekend

Before diving into the always interesting results from last weekend, an apology. Sometimes I make things up, especially quotes, to make things more interesting (but I don’t make results up) and sometimes I try to make jokes. I do sometimes intend to poke fun at people...

Ultra Busy Weekend

Ultra Busy Weekend

September 23rd / 24th was a busy weekend for Gade Valley Harriers with athletes taking part in distances from 5k up to 50k. Before that though, some unfinished business from last weekend as Anita Fenoughty, having graduated from the L2R program only last year, took on...

Club awards 2022-23

Award2022-23 Best male athleteMatt Ashby Most improved male athleteLewis Ellerby Best new male athleteNick Joseph Best female athleteTeresa Reason Most improved female athleteInes Trent Best new female athleteNaomi Carey Multi-sport awardCharlie Cadogan Club league...

New Forest, New Record

New Forest, New Record

Back on Thursday 7th September 35 Harriers gathered for the final round of the 2023 handicap series. As ever, the club extends its thanks to Helen Terry for organising the series and sorting the fact from the fiction and the downright lies in people’s handicap...

Festival Fun for Harriers

Festival Fun for Harriers

As the long summer holidays came to a close (at least for my children and my partner, my “summer holidays” lasted exactly 6 working days and ended a month ago) Gade Valley celebrated with the final race of the year long Club League at the Bedford Festival of Running...

Harriers on Holiday

Harriers on Holiday

There are fewer races during the holiday season. Probably because people go on holiday. And there are fewer people writing about races during the holiday season, because they go on holiday too. So my apologies go out to anybody who did actually race in the past couple...

GVH Learns to Run Again

GVH Learns to Run Again

On Wednesday 19th July 12 Gade Valley Harriers gathered at Waddesdon Manor near the village of Waddesdon, north of Aylesbury, for the July round of the Club League. The Waddesdon 5k race follows a fairly simple out and back (up and down) route. It starts in the big...

Lord of the Runs

Lord of the Runs

According to Wikipedia, Bilbo Baggins, at the start of Lord of the Rings, travels to Rivendell and visits the dwarves of the Lonely Mountain before returning to retire at Rivendell and write books. One assumes that one day he would catch up with Frodo, after the...

Midsummer Madness

Midsummer Madness

Midsummer always seems to come a bit earlier than expected. It seems like the summer only started a couple of weeks ago and yet last Wednesday, 21st June, was the Summer Solstice 10k in St Albans. Given that (hopefully) summer should last until somewhere around early...

Hospital Harriers

Hospital Harriers

The weekend of 10th and 11th June was hot. It was extremely hot in fact. So you would think that any kind of running would be tough. It was. In fact, Parkruns, at 9:00AM on Saturday felt very difficult indeed. One wonders why so many Harriers volunteered to run 13.1...

Pigs Fly before Bandits Relent

Pigs Fly before Bandits Relent

The GVH annual summer handicap series got underway belatedly on Thursday May 25th. The scheduled April race was cancelled because part of the route was flooded and the decision was taken not to reschedule that race so the handicap series has been reduced to only 4...

Baselining

Baselining

It was a quiet weekend of racing for GVH with no marathons and no ultra marathons. Only a handful of people were in racing action on Sunday but there was a large turnout at Cassiobury Parkrun on Saturday for the 5k baseline run. Through the summer the focus for the...

Regal Performance From Ultra-Harriers

Regal Performance From Ultra-Harriers

The Coronation weekend will be remembered for the coronation, millions of hangovers and a group of Gade Valley Harriers who sat through Saturday’s show without touching any drinks as they kept their coronation powder dry for the Chiltern Ultra 50k trail race on Sunday...

Results Fairy Back in Action

Results Fairy Back in Action

With the Spring marathon season concluded most of the Harriers who were racing returned to the more mundane pursuits of the club league at the Pednor 5 (mile) race on the Bank Holiday Monday. Three members took on the half marathon in Milton Keynes and clearly nobody...