GVH Women at Granite Park XC race 2013
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.

XC Championships: It was a classic XC day over a new course that offered a dramatic view of the last 1 K sprint to the finish. Brendan caught a pack of runner 50 meters in front of him. Noemie started the day #1 in the overall season standings. I have not seen the final results but I bet Pam blew away the senior women field.

You need to be a member of the USATF to score for GVH for road races and XC in 2015. (We might have won money at Clarksburg if we scored a team)

USATF Online Membership Application

NOTICE: If you join now, your membership will be valid for 2015 as well.


Make sure you designate GVH club #135 for your affiliation.

Sweatshirts and Gloves. Lily would like to place the order soon, so please fill out order form this week if you are interested. You will have until Friday (11/21) at noon for sweatshirt orders, but gloves can continue to be ordered.

11/22/2014, Saturday, Turkey Trot, Davis, CA. Thanks to Martin for recruiting pacers.

12/7/2014, Sunday, CIM marathon

12/13/2014, Saturday, Christmas party.

• 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, 11/18/2014, 1200m repeats on the South Putah Creek Bike Path

 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 (9/6-9/7/14) Dear GVH,We had a variety of runners out last weekend covering everything from short cross country courses to mountainous endurance runs.  At the Giant's Race in San Francisco ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2014, 5:07 PM by Ashley Higgs
  • Weekend Race Results (8/30-9/1/14) Dear GVH,Once in awhile, race result pages just don't cooperate with my techniques and I have to send the results out knowing I probably missed a few people ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2014, 5:06 PM by Ashley Higgs
  • Weekend Race Results (8/23-8/24/14) Dear GVH,Before we get started with this weeks' results, I have to bring your attention to two extraordinary performances I missed last week.  In Leadville, CO, Di Wu completed ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2014, 5:04 PM by Ashley Higgs
  • Weekend Race Results (8/16-8/17/14) Dear GVH,It was a weekend for the trails this past week, with several GVHers acquiring a handsome layer of dust in the hills of drought stricken Northern California.  Recently ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2014, 5:03 PM by Ashley Higgs
  • Weekend Race Results (8/8-8/10/14) Dear GVH,I found only one race result among you last weekend, but it's definitely worth noting!  Martin Sengo continues to add to his list of ultra accomplishments, this ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2014, 5:02 PM by Ashley Higgs
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