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:



2014 gvh Clarksburg.jpg

Must be crazy tights weather. Women at Clarksburg.


5/31/2015, No Excuses 5K, Sacramento

6/9/2015, Mile time trial, UCD track. Rich McCann used to have 3K time trial about this time to select his teams for Tahoe Relay.

6/13/2014, Lake Tahoe Relay

6/27/2015 - 6/28/2015 Western States 100, contact Ling-Ru or Bruce to volunteer for the GVH aid station. Help is needed for the second shift.

7/11/2015 Davis Moonlight 5K , 10K, 10 mile, half, Diana will be asking for pacers.

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.

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 Shields Grove, Arboretum.

1815: 3 - 5 x 1 mile at tempo pace with 1:30 rest. 4 x 100m. Map of mile course

Alternative track workout leaves FF at 1755:

1850: Return 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, 5/26/2015, Mile repeats, Shields Grove, Arboretum

 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 (5/23-5/24) 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 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
  • Weekend Race Results (5/9-5/10/15) Dear GVH,You have probably gathered by now given it is Thursday and you are still eagerly awaiting results that I am back on the job.  Another huge thanks to ...
    Posted May 14, 2015, 1:58 PM by Ashley Higgs
  • Weekend Race Results 5/2-5/3, 2015 It was an epic weekend of racing, with some of the most impressive accomplishments of the year.At the Western Pacific Marathon in Fremont, Steve Andrews shattered the 2012 course ...
    Posted May 4, 2015, 9:50 PM by Martin Sengo
  • Weekend Race Results 4/25-4/26, 2015 We had some nice late April weather for local racing.  Today at the Capital City Classic, Pam Runquist ran an amazing 5K and was the women's champion in 19 ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2015, 10:21 PM by Martin Sengo
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