Golden Valley Harriers
(GVH) is a running club located in Davis, CA. GVHers come in all shapes
and sizes—from elite ex-college runners to folks who are just starting to run and everything in between.

Everyone and anyone is welcome to come out and run with us, but we appreciate a positive attitude. (Please note that our insurance requires that runners under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.) 

GVH officially meets three times a week for workouts. For more detail, go to Workouts and Events  All runs start and finish at Fleet Feet Sports, 615 2nd Street, Davis, CA (Map, Fleet Feet website).

Upcoming Races
10/1 - Excelsior Challenge XC
10/2 - Urban Cow 1/2 Marathon
10/8 - Willow Hills XC
10/8 - Oktobrewfest
10/22 - Aggie Invite
10/30 - China Camp
11/6 - Clarksburg 20-Miler and 1/2 Marathon
11/13 - PAUSATF XC Championships 
11/19 - Davis Turkey Trot

9/27/2016 Tuesday Speed Workout
6-8 x Covell overpass, between F and L streets,repeats at 5k effort w/2-minute jog rest

5:45 PM - Meet at Fleet Feet
5:50 PM - First group leaves
5:55 PM - Second group leaves

We'll do about 30 minutes of hill running. That'll be 6 repeats fo some and 8 or 9 for others. Remember, 5k effort. You're not sprinting, but you're going pretty darn fast. 

Secondary Workout (Thursday, Friday, or Saturday)
3 x 10min (60min RP) w/2-min jog rest

These ain't your grandma's tempo runs! 60-min race pace isn't very comfortable, but it is a highly effective speed to train your body to use lactate as fuel and build aerobic endurance for basically every race distance. 

Current Half Marathon Fitness60-Minute Race Pace (in minutes per mile form)Current 5k Fitness

Regularly Scheduled Workouts


Runner’s Core and Balance program at Fitness garage. Email Rich for details gvharrier@yahoo.com

Thursday Morning: 

5:55  am, leaves promptly from Mercedes and Grande in North Davis.

Thursday Evening Run:

On Thursday, we'll leave Fleet Feet at 5:55 PM for 7 to 7.5 miles

Saturday Morning Run:

Meet at Fleet Feet at 8 am. Some people will do 7.5 miles; other will do 10 miles

Bryan's Sunday Morning Long Run:

A good long run around Davis, looks out for his emails


An extraordinary day of racing at National Club XC Championships for runners and spectators.

GVHers with Meb at Boston!

Regular Workouts!

Tuesday nights-5:45 p.m.
New runners are encouraged to try this speed workout out. The warm-up pace is relaxed and we often do the faster paced intervals at a track or a loop where it is hard to get lost or left behind. This is the best attended workout and a great way to work on your form, up your game, and meet club members.

 For more details, go to Workouts and Events

Thursday nights-5:45 p.m. Distance ranges from 5 - 8 miles and the pace is easy to a hard tempo. Note: Plan to leave FF by 5:55 in order to get back by 7 pm.
Saturday mornings-8:00 a.m. Standard distances are 7 - 10 miles usually at an easy, social pace, but you can usually count on a few to kick in a brisk, tempo run. Marathoners often tack on 3 - 10 miles. About 15 - 25 runners show, but only a few may be there if there is a big local race. We often grab breakfast afterwards. 

GVH members receive additional e-mail announcements of additional workouts, trail runs, races, uniform buys, and social events.

GVH Announcements

  • Weekend Race Results (9/19-9/25) Fellow Runners,We have missed results from two weeks ago:  Joann Helmus ran the Equinox Marathon up in Alaska, and Cathrine and Mike Lemaire ran the Maui Marathon in Hawaii ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2016, 8:44 AM by Scott Martin
  • Weekend Race Results (9/12-9/18) Fellow Runners,We had a big turnout at the cross country meet in Ancil Hoffman park on Saturday.  Sarah Kay and Annie Ciernia led the women.  Mark Murray led the ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2016, 10:42 AM by Scott Martin
  • Weekend Race Results (9/6-9/11) Fellow Runners,The weekend started with Martin Sengo running 50 miles through the Marin headlands.In Elk Grove, Ernie Shimizu rocked the 80s for 8 miles.At Lagoon Valley Regional ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 11:38 AM by Scott Martin
  • Weekend Race Results (8/29-9/5) Fellow Runners,Jim Flanigan made the annual run to the top of Mt Baldy, winning his age group.The big news in Davis was yesterday's Labor Day race.  Although ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2016, 2:11 PM by Scott Martin
  • Weekend Race Results (8/22-8/28) Fellow Runners,Lots of race results this week!  In San Diego on Sunday, August 21, Angie Hart and James Samartino ran the "America's Finest City" half marathon.  Angie took ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2016, 11:21 AM by Scott Martin
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