Notice Of Extraordinary General Meeting

Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting on Monday 21st February 2022

As many of you will be aware, Raymond Hall has had to officially resign from his positions of Treasurer, Membership Secretary and Press Officer as well as his other many and varied jobs at the club, due to ill health.

As per the Club Constitution I am calling an Extraordinary General Meeting so we can re-assign Raymond's roles. We cannot function as a club without the mandatory Officer roles that England Athletics specify. These mandatory roles are Chairman, Treasurer, Membership Secretary and Club Secretary. Mark Gaughan will continue in his role as Chairman but we need adult members to put themselves forward for the other mandatory Officer roles (I am Club Secretary but I am looking to step down from this role and put myself forward for one of the other Officer roles). If you wish to put your name forward for any of these Officer roles, please email me at and copy in Mark Gaughan at

There are also many tasks other than these Officer roles that we need volunteers for. If you are interested in taking on any of these, please let me know. The club cannot function without volunteers. 

The Extraordinary General Meeting will be held by Zoom on Monday 21st February at 7pm. Please try and attend the Meeting even if you do not wish to stand for a role as the appointment of the positions may need to be voted on. I will send out the Zoom link on the afternoon of the 21st February. 


Chris Kirkbride - Club Secretary



Three Club Records At Alsager 5 Mile

‘’There was just a small bunch of Harriers who ran the Alsager 5 mile, near Stoke.  The course is 1 lap and virtually flat. The conditions weren’t bad at all considering the terrible forecast. 

Simon Johnson managed to gain a new v55 club record by easily clocking an impressive 30.21. (He even walked a bit!)

Katrina Oddy came 4th in the v55 category with 35.02 which was also a club record.

The Cumbers came away with some Stoke pottery after winning their respective age categories.

Geoff managed 39.03 and a new v75 club record.

Sarah Cumber finished in a time of 32.01. ‘’

Harriers Finish Race Season In Style At Dewsbury 10k

There was a tremendous turnout for the last race in the Halifax Harriers Race Challenge for 2021/22 with 36 members competing in Sunday's Dewsbury 10k. On a fast, flat course, and with the rain holding off for the race, 11 Harriers set personal best (PB) times. Josh Hall-Brown was the first Harrier to finish in 15th place in a new PB of 32:43. Alice Vick led the ladies home in 41:58, just ahead of Helen Ward (42:02). Rob Hick was first overall in his age group (M65) in 44:40 and Susan Hall was second in the F70 category in 1:06:03. Hazel Berrett set a club record for her age group (F60) with a time of 48:32.


Other Harriers results: Thomas Needham (34:18), Kieran Manchester (34:54), Tom Paget (37:43), James O'Rourke (39:47), Eli Dawson (39:49), Michael King (39:59), Paul Bateman (40:36), Will Carver (41:33), David Ingle (42:46), Rach Beaumont (42:57), Stephen Rainbow (44:28), Alex Hogg (45:05), Mark Crabtree (46:43), Hannah Garnett (47.14), Adam Lewis (47:33), Marc Rocheteau (47:43), Paul Hopkinson (47:44), Stef Dickinson (49:03), Tim Slow (50:22), Rachel McCauley (51:01), Emily King (51:27), Sam Layfield (51:30), Jenny St Romaine (56:26), Debbie Kirkbride (57:42), Chris Kirkbride (58:53), Kirsty Carver (59:50), John Moore (1:01:06), Jude Bray (1:03:24), Rebecca Palmer (1:12:12).


Will Carver warmed up for Dewsbury by competing in the 30th Wadsworth Trog on Saturday. This is a classic local fell race, organised by Calder Valley Fell Runners, over 19.3 miles with more than 3,600' of ascent. Will finished this gruelling race held in atrocious conditions in 107th place in a time of 4:00:12.