Denbigh Harriers is a small club which is proud of its friendliness. We meet regularly in Denbigh and when daylight allows we mostly train off-road, using the plentiful Public Footpaths around Denbigh. We sometimes run on the beautiful Clwydian range. We call Fridays the “social run” as we take thing a bit easier. Weekends, you’ll find a lot of us racing… but it’s not obligatory, we all come together to run for the love of it.
We usually meet at the Denbigh Leisure centre:
Monday 6.30pm – Intermediate session
Tuesday 6.00pm – Speed or hill session
Friday 6.00pm – Social Run
We have a mix of longstanding and new members of all ages (20 to 76!) who are interested in all aspects of and types of running. We run 2-3 couch to 5k courses a year with over 100 participants completing the programme to date and we’ve qualified 14 club members as run leaders, including 4 who have come to the club from the Run For Fun programme.
We also run 2 successful trail races at local lakes attended by over 200 participants from all over the UK and in 2017 are launching the Denbigh Trail Running Festival.
Why should you join Denbigh Harriers? Well in the words of our members…
“I have been in a few clubs over the years, not just running, but climbing, kayaking and even chess. If I had to choose a favourite then it would be Denbigh Harriers.”
Vic, on off fell runner for over 30 years, Harrier for 6 years
“With a membership fee of only £25 and at £2 off affiliated races for only 12.5 races in a year that’s your membership fee paying for itself. But at the Harriers you get so much more – Tuesday night training – those who come to this session know I’m always at the back but I see my speed and ability improving every week. There are free club races like our summer handicap series where anyone can win.
There is a wealth of information, experience and opportunity at the club. Since joining, I’ve tried cross country, trail and fell racing and I’ve even recently completed the Snowdonia Marathon. I regularly ask members for advice on training plans and nutrition and there is always company for a run. I feel really supported and motivated by being part of a great team.”
Dawn, started running in July 2015, member since October 2015
So what are you waiting for? Get in touch, meet and run with us for a few sessions and make up your own mind!