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).

5/17 - TUESDAY SPEED WORKOUT: 2x 1mi at goal 5k pace with 5 minutes rest in between

The hay is in the barn for those racing the No Excuses 5k this coming Sunday in Sacramento. Tomorrow we will be practicing pace. Believe it or not, running can, in fact, be practiced. Focus on running well and with good form and continuing at your desired pace even when it becomes difficult. Especially when it becomes uncomfortable. Mental toughness is a skill that can be improved. 

It will be hot, so maybe bring a water bottle. The workout begins where we've started other mile repeats on South Putah Creek. Beginning by Da Vinci Ct. and Ending at the light pole by Drummond. 

The Course

The Start

The Finish

Pace Chart
Current Half Marathon Fitness5k Pace5k Mile Splits

THURSDAY WORKOUT: Easy run for racers, tempo run at half-marathon pace for non-racers

If you're not racing, do a 20 to 30-minute tempo run at your half-marathon pace.

Here is the schedule for the next 3 weeks

5/2-5/8Easy6x800m(5k) w/equal time rest + 3x50m stridesEasy8xHills with walkdown restEasy10-milesEasy
5/9-5/15Easy5x1000m(5k) w/equal time rest + 4x50m stridesEasy3x1mi(10k) w/2-min restEasy10-milesEasy
5/16-5/22Easy2x1mi(5k)w/ equal time rest + 5x50m stridesEasyEasyEasyEasyNo Excuses 5k


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 (5/16-5/22) Fellow Runners,We have new information in the case of the missing masters 100K record:  Howard Ferris ran Miwok at age 56 with a time of 10:58:40 on ...
    Posted May 24, 2016, 1:30 PM by Scott Martin
  • Weekend Race Results (5/9-5/15) Fellow Runners,Thanks to all who assisted in tracking down the Masters club record for the 100K. Bruce Labelle ran the Miwok 100K in 11:59:43 on May 2 ...
    Posted May 17, 2016, 3:00 PM by Scott Martin
  • Weekend Race Results (5/2-5/8) Fellow Runners,I missed some results from last weekend:  new member Paul Sterk ran the Parkway Half Marathon, and Steve Shaffer ran the Eugene Marathon.Last Saturday's races began ...
    Posted May 11, 2016, 8:32 AM by Scott Martin
  • Weekend Race Results (4/25-5/1) Fellow Runners,Lots of racing this weekend, but first, a missed result from last weekend:  Ian Grettenberger ran and won the Rodeo Beach Rumble 50K on April 23 in Marin ...
    Posted May 3, 2016, 8:57 AM by Scott Martin
  • Weekend Race Results (4/19-4/24) Fellow Runners,It was a busy weekend for racing!First, a handful of missed results.  Angie Hart ran the 10K at the Santa Cruz Half Marathon and took third in ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2016, 2:42 PM by Scott Martin
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