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 / events

12/10 - GVH Christmas party

A few reminders for the party.

Party gets going about 6 pm.

You are more than welcome to bring a pot luck dish 

A-H: Main course

I-Q: Side dish

R-Z: Dessert

We do have many vegetarians/vegans as well as many omnivores, so it is always helpful to bring a card or Post-it labeling your dish. 

If you prefer spend your time doing a trail run, playing golf, or just getting dressed up for the party, you can donate to the following Paypal links to pay for food to be catered. I will be ordering the food on Tuesday 12/6 so try to pay before that time.  

            $10 Donation:http://tinyurl.com/GVHPotluck-10
            $15 Donation:http://tinyurl.com/GVHPotluck-15
            $20 Donation:http://tinyurl.com/GVHPotluck-20

Any questions regarding the Pot-luck please contact Craighton (craighton54@gmail.com), 
Sarah Kay (limotruck87@gmail.com)
Ben Sacks (bnsacks@ucdavis.edu). 

GVH Raffle: If you would like to donate an item/items to the Raffle for our Holiday Party, please contact Heather Jones (heatherjones0220@gmail.com) with any     question(s) you may have regarding the raffle or if you would like to arrange a date/time for item drop-off.

Party location:
The lodge at Rancho Yolo - parking is limited so be prepared to park on 8th street. 

12/06/2016 Tuesday Speed Workout
Howdy GVHers and happy Monday!

Did you hear about the race between the lettuce and the tomato? The lettuce was ahead and the tomato was trying to ketchup! 

Congrats to all the lettuce heads and tomatoes who rocked the marathon this morning! 

Don't forget that this Saturday is the GVH holiday party! More importantly, though, here are this week's workouts. 

Tuesday Speed Workout (Bring headlamps!)
20-25-minute tempo + 6 x hill sprints

5:45 pm - Meet at Fleet Feet
5:50 pm - Group 1 leaves
5:55 pm - Group 2 leaves

We'll start the tempo run at the overpass/bridge at Community Park. Then we'll jog over to Covell Overpass to do our hill sprints.

Similar to last week, but we'll go off of time versus distance. 20-25 minutes of running somewhere between your half-marathon pace and your 60-minute race pace. You can find your own running paces at https://www.mcmillanrunning.com/ by entering a recent race time. Or use my pace charts. 

Still unsure of your pace for the workout? Run at a pace that is hard but where you can still talk without too much work. It's called the talk-test, look it up! 

Current Half Marathon FitnessHalf-Marathon Pace60-Minute Race Pace (in minutes per mile form)

Thursday Workout
Medium-distance long run

Get in some miles before all the holiday hams! Run 2/3 to 3/4 the distance or time of a typical long run. I'll try for 70 minutes. 
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 (11/28-12/4) Fellow Runners,GVH had a huge turnout at the California International Marathon on Sunday, where the cool weather yielded a bumper crop of PR's and BQ's.  Please feast ...
    Posted Dec 6, 2016, 9:35 AM by Scott Martin
  • Weekend Race Results (11/21-11/27) Fellow Runners,The day after pacing the Davis Turkey Trot, Ernie Shimizu paced the 2:20 group at the Berkeley Half Marathon.We had three big local races on Thanksgiving ...
    Posted Nov 28, 2016, 1:42 PM by Scott Martin
  • Weekend Race Results (11/14-11/20) Fellow Runners,On a rainy Saturday morning, the Davis Turkey Trot drew dedicated racers from around the Sacramento area.  GVH runner Zach Bonner pulled off a notable stunt, taking seventh ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2016, 7:28 AM by Scott Martin
  • Weekend Race Results (11/7-11/13) Fellow Runners,To rehash from two weeks ago: Sarah Kay, Stephen McSorley, and Angie Hart each ran the New York City marathon.  As best I can tell, each qualified for ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2016, 10:59 AM by Scott Martin
  • Weekend Race Results (10/31-11/6) Fellow Runners,On Saturday, November 5, Cory Glaeser ran his first 100-miler in just over 24 hours.At the Apple Hill Harvest Run, Bud Haas, Bryan Pro, and Howard ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2016, 11:29 AM by Scott Martin
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