GVHers with Meb before his historic Boston Marathon run:

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. All runs start and finish at Fleet Feet Sports, 615 2nd Street, Davis, CA (Map, Fleet Feet website).

Upcoming Events

Our studly open men team at Santa Rosa:



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Must be crazy tights weather. Women at Clarksburg.


Congrats to Kelly for shaking off a cold and finishing his first WS100. Also, thanks to all the GVH aid station volunteers!

7/11/2015 Davis Moonlight 5K , 10K, 10 mile, half, Contact Diana if you can be a pacer.

7/12/2015, 5K and Miracle Mile, San Rafael (PAUSATF Road Race) - We have a decent contingent planning to run this race. Brendan has added some track workouts below.

8/2/2015, Footloose 5K 10K, Mammoth Lakes. There will be announcements about a high altitude training camp.

Cross Country Season: There are some changes to the schedule. The SF Golden Gate Park (GGP) race has been moved from Sep 20 to Sep 13. The Redding race was cancelled. We are now down to 9 races, the PA championships, and the National Club championships. The GGP race is an important preview of the PA Championship and National Club championship course.

8/22/2015 XC Santa Cruz.

8/29/2015 XC Santa Rosa.

9/13/2015 XC Golden Gate Park. If you want to make a day of it, you can buy tickets to the SF Giants vs SD Padres game at 1 pm. For those of you who were interested in the Anchor Steam Brewery tour, it is only on weekdays and costs $15.

9/26/2015 XC Garrin Park Hayward.

The Tuesday speed WORK-OUT

1745: meet up at FF and announcements.

1755: Warm up to the Arboretum where the bike path splits to go south on old Davis Road which will be about 1.5 miles.

1815: The work-out: 10 x (30 seconds fast with 2 minute steady (easy or at most marathon pace) recovery) followed by steady back to FF. Do not stop at the end of the intervals, just go in to the stead pace back to FF.  You can start with the steady pace. Map of the 7.5 mile loop.

Bridge workout: New or recovering runners, or if you just are not feeling the love of the heat, can modify this workout: Instead of going south on Old Davis Road, continue in the arboretum on the old XC loop by the equestrian center and back to FF.

• 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.

Tuesday, 6/30/2015, Sheep Barn Loop with 30 second pick ups

 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 (6/14-6/21/15) Dear GVH,Aloha from Maui.  While compiling race results is fairly high on my list of priorities during my tropical island getaway, the ocean is beckoning and this will be ...
    Posted Jun 25, 2015, 6:28 PM by Ashley Higgs
  • Weekend Race Results (6/6-6/7/15) Dear GVH,If you too have been sensing the void created in the absence of Mike Lemaire's personal year of the marathon challenge, it will be quelled briefly today ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2015, 7:29 AM by Ashley Higgs
  • Weekend Race Results (5/30-5/31/15) Dear GVH,Racing last weekend ranged from 5k to 50 miles with a few triathlons thrown in for good measure.  We had a few competitors out at the Buzz Oats ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2015, 6:14 PM by Ashley Higgs
  • Weekend Race Results (5/23-5/24) Dear GVH,It would not be a weekly race report if I did not completely space on a race that had been well reported to me prior to composing my ...
    Posted May 27, 2015, 8:36 PM by Ashley Higgs
  • Weekend Race Results (5/14-5/17/15) Dear GVH, This was, by my estimation, a fairly slow week in racing.  However, this report will still be robust as I missed many of you last week!  Additionally, it ...
    Posted May 22, 2015, 8:52 AM by Ashley Higgs
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