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We are a small, friendly running club based at Garforth Squash Club, just off Ninelands Lane, Garforth, Leeds. We run twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, meeting at 7.15pm in the squash centre lobby and running at 7.30pm. Most runs are around 5 to 7 miles, with some groups going out further.


The club organises the Leeds Country Way race each year and has it's own club social and handicap races too. We take part as a club in many organised events eg Peco, 10ks, half marathons and marathons.


See our 'Join us' page for more info, browse our site, our Facebook pages or email us for more information.

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Latest news

The 2015 Leeds Country Way will be held on Sunday 6th September 2015

Download LCW Application Form

LCW 2014 : Minor Leg 4 Route Change : Click Here

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Running Update

First of all - a couple  of updates from Leeds Half Marathon -

I managed to miss off Dean Brown's time of 1:27:12 - apologies Dean, and fantastic running - the fastest Kippax time!

Stevie Robert's time was also a PB - well done Stevie!

Simon Clothier         20:10
Ian Downham           21:11
Lee Kitching             21:29
Paul Durkin               24:39
Neil Avery                 25:02
Noelia Tarin              26:43  PB
Karen Downham      26:53
Sue Holmes             28:11
Donna Harvey          28:24
Leigh Harvey            28:24
Chris Swift                29:51  PB
Emma Richardson    30:53
Emma Broadhead    31:03  PB
Zoe Smith                 31:53
Paula Allaway           31:57
Wendy Chapman      33:05
Helen Lillywhite         34:12
Suzanne Spink          34;12  PB
Liz Merriman             41:49
Dorothy McDonald    41:52
Stevie Roberts       29:27
Dawn Gillard          39:31   PB!

Val Pell             26:31
Kate Penrose   29:02

This trail race covered an entire circuit of Derwentwater,  on a tough, technical trail, including woodland trails and some hard ascents and descents - 866 metres of ascent according to the route details!
Well done to Val Pell & Kate Penrose, completing in 3:59:44 - fantastic effort!

Spring Handicap Race - Thursday 14th May, 6.45pm
Firstly, many thanks to all who helped out with this event, Craig for organising the food, and our marshalls and timers. This is essentially a fun event, and I hope we all had an enjoyable evening. As most of you know, a few runners at the front inadvertently took the wrong route (although only slightly). We decided the fairest way would be to add a two minute penalty to the times of those runners, & this means that the final order of the first finishers was slightly changed. Full results will be on the club noticeboard and website shortly. Well done to our winners!

First finisher - Chris Carrick             First Lady - Samira Lambert.

Fastest Time - Dean Brown             Fastest Lady - Alison Hunter

 parkrun takeover at Temple Newsam on 13th June
Kippax Harriers will be taking over all the roles at Temple Newsam parkrun on this date - plenty of  volunteers are needed for a variety of roles, from timers, marshalls pacers, to  cake baking! Please contact Judy Lankester if you can help out - we would like to get a big club presence at this one.
***Club Championship Race***
Penistone 10k  - Sunday 28th June, 11am
A mixed terrain 10k race, on roads and paths along the Trans Pennine Trail, starting & finishing at Penistone Church Football Club.

***Club Championship Race***
James Herriot Trail Race - Sunday 26th July, 11am
Organised by the Rotary Club of Wensleydale, this is a 14k (8.7miles) race over moorland tracks and paths near Castle Bolton, Wensleydale.
Only 350 entries available, so don't delay!
This will also be a club social trip with coach provided - more details to follow.

***Just a note at this point about VALE OF YORK HALF MARATHON  on 20th September - one of our Club Championship races - entry opened on 1st May, and the race is filling up VERY QUICKLY - if you are planning to run this one and have not entered yet, you can do so at:

You may also be interested in the following race:
Entry is now open for this popular 10k event run by Horsforth Harriers. Thursday 28th May at 7.30pm. Run mainly on tracks & paths near Woodhouse Grove School. Information at http://www.horsforthharriers.co.uk/abc.php

A series of local trail races on Wednesday evenings, next race is 24th June 2015 – The Emmott Arms, Rawdon

Also on Wednesday evenings is the LEEDS URBAN TRAIL RUNNER SERIES
Next race   Temple Newsam 3rd June.

Happy running & have a good week! 

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Runner of the month

Each month the commitee select a runner who has done well in a recent event, improved or given an outstanding contribution to the club.

Hot on the heels of last month's award, Runner of the Month for this month is Samira Lambert for her continued improvement and 1st Lady in her category at Lincolnshire Half Marathon

Well deserved Samira !




You'll find an active Kippax Harriers Facebook group. You can ask questions, get motivation by sharing the success of our members. see more photos and find out about social stuff too.


Check out the Facebook page for the Temple Newsam parkrun too. It's the nearest one to where we run and there are usually a few of us there running or volunteering.


Check us out on facebook


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