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

7/4/2016Freedom 5k, (PAUSATF)

7/9/2016Davis Mooonight Half Marathon

7/16/2016, Freedom from Hunger track meet at Davis High School

7/30/2016Fab 40s 5K

7/30/2016Miracle Mile, (PAUSATF) 

7/31/2016San Francisco Marathon

8/28/2016 Santa Rosa Marathon 

Tuesday Speed Workout - UC Davis Track

8 x 200m at mile pace with 200m jog in between

5:45 - meet at Fleet Feet

5:50 - group 1 leaves to do 1.75mi warm-up

5:55 - group 2 leaves

We're going to do our first track workout at mile pace. For people interested in racing the mile, you have two options, you can run here in town at the Davis High all-comers track meet on July 16 (all speeds and experience welcomed! Still not sure? It's a fundraiser to help fight world hunger) and the Marin mile on July 30. If you have no plans to run the mile, the 200s at mile pace will help improve your stride length and push-off power but is low-volume so it won't interfere with your aerobic workouts, so I'd still recommend it. 

Choose your goal race pace and keep the 200m at a solid jog. The 200m jog keeps the workout very aerobic. The faster your jog, the more aerobically demanding the workout will be. In the unlikely event we get kicked off the track, we can do barefoot 200s on the grass next to the track. 

Goal Mile Time200m


The warm up is 1.75 miles

Thursday Tempo Workout

2 x 10 minutes at 60-minute race pace with 3-minute jog in between + 5x 10-second strides

Current Half Marathon Fitness60-Minute Race Pace (in minutes per mile form)

Long Run
10 miles

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

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  • Weekend Race Results (5/23-5/30) Fellow Runners,Jim Flanigan won his age group at the Mount Wilson Trail Race, the second oldest trail race in California after Dipsea.Mark Murray won the master's race ...
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