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).

Howdy Everyone,

Cross Country season is upon us! 

But before we head out to the arboretum, some more recon is required (what trails are still there, etc), so this week, we'll start at the hills. 

FYI I will be absent this Tuesday and the following Tuesday. I have class, but after these two weeks I will be back, and it looks like I won't have any more evening classes. 

I have sub-coaches covering me in the meantime. 

Upcoming Races
8/27/2016, Phil Widener Empire Open XC
8/28/2016, Santa Rosa Marathon
9/11/2016, Golden Gate Park XC

8/23/2016 Tuesday Speed Workout:

Tuesday Speed Workout: 1.5 mile loops at your 45 minute race pace (a.k.a. Critical velocity) with 3 minutes rest + 5x strides on the grass

We'll do 1.5 mile loops in the arboretum starting and finishing at the trail above the Putah Creek Lodge. Map of the route: www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=582127

The goal is 20 to 30 minutes of fast running, so do a little math and decide how many loops to do. If you're racing Santa Rosa this coming weekend, then maybe do 2. 

Looks like it'll be a brisk 90, so not too hot.

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 (8/15-8/21) Fellow Runners,Martin Sengo ran an arduous 50 miles up in Cool on Saturday.The cross country season began in Santa Cruz on Saturday.  Bob Rowden led the Masters Men ...
    Posted by Scott Martin
  • Weekend Race Results (8/8-8/14) Fellow Runners,Back on August 7th, Martin Sengo and Emmet Rahl each ran the Skyline 50K along the Bay Area Ridge Trail, finishing at Lake Chabot.This Saturday, Martin Sengo ...
    Posted Aug 16, 2016, 2:29 PM by Scott Martin
  • Weekend Race Results (8/1-8/7) Fellow Runners,Two weekends ago on July 30, Cameron Tully-Smith and Matt Young visited Santa Cruz for a trail run through the redwoods.  Cameron ran the half marathon, and ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2016, 2:31 PM by Scott Martin
  • Weekend Race Results (7/25-7/31) I'm not going to say much because I'm supposed to be on vacation right now.  Please see results below.Next week:COLOR RUN (Sacramento, CA 8/6)http ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 8:33 AM by Scott Martin
  • Weekend Race Results (7/18-7/24) Fellow Runners,On Saturday, four GVH runners took the ferry to Angel Island for a half marathon on the trails.  Down in Santa Cruz, Bob Rowden elbowed his way through ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2016, 8:22 AM by Scott Martin
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