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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

LCW T-Shirts @ £8 can now be ordered here

The 25th Leeds Country Way was held on Sunday 6th September 2015

LCW Results 2015 Here

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Running Update


A bit of parkrun tourism this week, and our August Club Championship Race!


Steve Worrillow      27:03

Clare Copley      27:29
James Copley    30:31

Neil Avery              25:48
Chris Carrick          26:26
Alison Hunter         27:39
Val Pell                   28:07
Donna Harvey        28:14
Leigh Harvey          28:15
Marina Dobbs         37:26
Emma Richardson  28:19

Paul Durkin      22:58
Linda Durkin    26:09

BURNSALL FEAST 10 MILE ROAD RACE - Club Championship Race
It was a warm & humid day for this race last Saturday, and only two Harriers braved the muggy conditions for this one! They both ran excellent times in this 'undulating' race - well done Chris & John!

Chris Bartle          1:07:11   24th place
John Messenger   1:23:59   3rd MV60


Our big race of the year is the Leeds Country Way on 6th September. The Captains have now set the teams, so I hope you are all well on with the recces, and there are plenty of opportunities to help out in other ways, such as marshalling, timing, and helping to organise the evening event, (and baking!!)  

**Judy Lankester has asked for volunteers to help out as kitchen assistants preparing the food for the evening - a very important job!  Please contact Judy if you are able to help. ***

***We are still in need of a few more of you to act as marshalls, so if you can help out, please contact either Leigh or myself, or
 Joyce Robinson, who will be coordinating all the marshalling.***

If you are new to this, all the details are on the club website at  http://www.kippaxharriers.org.uk/lcwv2.htm
Please also look out on email and Facebook for details of route recces and other info on Leeds Country Way.

....and whilst we're talking about recces,  if you find any parts of the route that are completely impassable, or any other major issues, please contact one of the committee ASAP! Thanks......


**Club Championship Race**  Vale of York Half Marathon - 20th September 9.30am, Sherburn in Elmet
We've given you all lots of warning on this one, and the race is now full, but if you haven't managed to secure a place, how about coming along to cheer on our Kippax runners!

NB. - Moira Lenaghan has a spare place for this race - if you want to run this and haven't managed to get a place, again please contact one of the committee & we will get in touch with Moira. Please also don't forget to contact the race organisers to amend runner details!

***Club Championship Race*** Boroughbridge 10 Mile Multi Terrain - 18th October
This 10 mile race, in association with Ripon Runners, will take place near Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire. It’s sure to be a great challenge – and great fun! The race is approximately 10 miles and is run over public footpaths/bridle ways with only a small section on a public road.
and entry via Bookit Zone at https://bookitzone.com/ray_johnstone/M22FFX

Some of you may have spotted that this is a change from the original race proposed for October - as there has been no date confirmed for Harewood Trails, I have picked this one, on the same weekend, and very similar in distance & terrain. Hope you enjoy it!

Date for your diaries - Autumn Handicap Race - Thursday 24th September - more details to follow


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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.




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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