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

10/30 - China Camp

This race is a memorial to John Lawson, a Tamalpa Runner who, at 44, died suddenly of a heart attack in 2000.

The race will be held in China Camp State Park in San Rafael, CA.

We have designed a 4.20 mile course that is a slightly rolling course with approximately 1/4 mile on pavement with the rest of the course on fire road or single track trail. 

Parking is extremely limited. Please carpool to the greatest extent possible. Almost all racers will have to park at the beach area parking lot, which is about 0.5 mile from the start. Again, please car pool.

  • October 30 09:00 AM EDT - Women's Race 4.20M

  • October 30 10:00 AM EDT - Men's Masters Race 4.20M

  • October 30 11:00 AM EDT - Men's Open Race 4.20M


11/6 - Clarksburg 20-Miler and 1/2 Marathon
11/13 - PAUSATF XC Championships 
11/19 - Davis Turkey Trot
12/10 - GVH Christmas party

10/25/2016 Tuesday Speed Workout
Tuesday Speed Workout
Sets of 800m, 1 min rest, 800m w/4 min rest between sets

5:45 pm - Meet at Fleet Feet
5:50 pm - Group 1 heads to the track
5:55 pm - Group 2 heads to the track

The goal of the workout is to get about 20-25 minutes worth of VO2 max running. 

If you want to look up your specific running pace for the workout, then you can use the Jack Daniels running calculator here. Or check out the pace charts for a rough estimate. 

2 x (800m, 1 min rest, 800m) with 4 min rest b/t sets
Current Half Marathon FitnessCurrent 5k FitnessVO2 Max Pace800m Split400m Split

3 x (800m, 1 min rest, 800m) with 4 min rest b/t sets
Current Half Marathon FitnessCurrent 5k FitnessVO2 Max Pace800m Split400m Split

4 x (800m, 1 min rest, 800m) with 4 min rest b/t sets
Current Half Marathon FitnessCurrent 5k FitnessVO2 Max Pace800m Split400m Split

Thursday Tempo Workout
2 x 15min (60-minute race pace) w/2-min jog rest + 4 x 100m strides after

Use this calculator to find your pace. 

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 (10/10-10/16) Fellow Runners,We have two missed results from the previous weekend:  New member David Alcalay ran his first ultra at the Skyline to the Sea 50K in the Santa Cruz ...
    Posted Oct 18, 2016, 11:14 AM by Scott Martin
  • Weekend Race Results (10/3-10/9) Fellow Runners,We start off with a missed result: Bryan Pro ran the Headwaters 30K up at Mount Shasta on October 1st.What a busy weekend for racing!  On Saturday ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2016, 10:46 AM by Scott Martin
  • Weekend Race Results (9/26-10/2) Fellow Runners,Mark Felice and Zachary Bonner were the only GVH runners to race at this week's cross county meet in San Bruno.  Mark earned a top-20 finish ...
    Posted Oct 4, 2016, 11:18 AM by Scott Martin
  • 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
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