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 meets for workouts at Fleet Feet Sports, 615 2nd Street, Davis, CA (Map, Fleet Feet website). Group runs are on Tuesdays (5:45 pm), Thursdays (5:55 pm) and Saturdays (8 am). For more details, go to Workouts and Events 

Annual dues for GVH are $35 each January.  Membership dues pay for insurance during organized group workouts and nominal club operating expenses.  Club members get on a distribution list to receive e-mail announcements of additional workouts, trail runs, races, uniform buys, and social events.  


1) Lagers for Joggers at Sudwerks Saturday 1 April 4 pm.

GVH will be hosting a free 5k community fun run at Sudwerks in Davis at 4 pm, Saturday April 1st.

Where: Sudwerks Dock Store
2001 2nd Street
Davis, CA 95618
When: 4 pm Saturday, April 1st.

This will also a kickoff event for the Brews and Shoes used shoe drive for the Shoes4Sacramento organization.  This is being co-sponsored by Fleet Feet Davis and Sudwerk Brewing Co.  1 pair of donated shoes will be credited with $5 off a pair of shoes at Fleet Feet Davis and $1.50 off a draft at Sudwerks.  Information is on Fleet Feet Davis page below.


2) Next week's workouts (from Brendan Ward)

03/28/2017 Tuesday Speed Workout (TBD)

FYI, this Tuesday's workout may be a long one. If you do the whole workout, it will be between 8.5 and 9.5 miles. So you may want to leave your stuff in your car and not in Fleet Feet. Bonus though (or drawback), I'll be at the workout! See you Tuesday. 

Tuesday Speed Workout
2 x 2 miles (10-mile race pace or threshold pace) w/1 minute rest
Find your workout pace at https://runsmartproject.com/calculator/

5:45 pm - Meet at Fleet Feet
5:50 pm - Early birds leave
5:55 pm - Late birds leave

The workout begins at the bus stop on the Cowell blvd side of the pedestrian overpass. We'll run up and over, then we'll turn right onto the side bike path, run down to the park, and turn around at the fork in the road and run back to the bus stop. We're building the strength in our legs to cope with all races outside of Davis that involve any sort of uphill and downhill running. 

The whole course

The side bike path

The Turnaround

Secondary Workout: Fartlek
60 minutes with 8 x 45sec @ 5k-3k + 4 x 30sec at mile pace

Saturday Tempo: Progression Run
5 miles easy, 5-mile progression starting at 20sec/mile slower than marathon pace and finishing at half-marathon pace

3) Upcoming Races

3/31-4/1, Stanford Invitational
4/2/2017Sactown 10 Miler
4/17/2017, Boston Marathon
4/26/2017Zoo Zoom (5k/10k)
5/21/2017, No Excuses 5k

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 Race Results

  • Weekend Race Results (3/13-3/19) Fellow Runners,A note from last week's Shamrock'n Half: Shu Yu earned a PR with her 1:52:13 finish.On Saturday, Jim Flanigan won his age group ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2017, 11:25 AM by Scott Martin
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Contact Us


Mailing Address:
Golden Valley Harriers
P.O. Box 454
Davis, CA 95617-454

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