Welcome to the Rolls-Royce Harriers Running Club
The Harriers is the Rolls-Royce Running Club, which has been in existence for over 100 years. We currently have around 90 members, including a mens and a ladies section, and welcome runners of all levels and ability.
We are affiliated to England Athletics, which provides running club members the benefit of reduced entry fees (normally a £2 reduction) for races that they enter; e.g Pride Park 10k. Members may use the Moorways track free of charge any lunchtime.
We organise our own 10km race, plus two cross-country races and participate in two winter cross-country leagues. In addition we hold a series of track races during the summer season and enter teams in various regional/national athletics and running events.
Membership is £22 per year (from 2023) which includes your personal affiliation to England Athletics and your entry fee for the four events that Rolls-Royce Harriers organise (£5 for second claim members and non-competitors).
2022-2023 Club Championship
Karolina Kucharek was our club champion for the 2022-2023 season on a massive 420 points ahead of Dean Smith on 274 points and James Ward on 257 points. Well done Karolina!
RR Harriers Handicap Race - Wednesday 13th September 2023 from 6:00pm
This years race was held at Markeaton Park. It was won by Deborah Phelps, closely followed by Simon Cook and Julian Smith in second and third places. Fastest times on the night were clocked by Robin Carter followed by David Pettit and Russell Parkin. The club handicapper (Bill Southgate) did his usual good job and over half the field finished within 2 minutes of each other. This race marks the end of the last Championship season and the start of the new one.
The results can be accessed here.
Piggs 10K 2nd August 2023
One hundred runners took part on a cool damp evening around the new Piggs 10K course at Darley park. First runner home was Andy Macewen (Shelton Striders) in a time of 37:07 with runners from Sinfin RC taking the next 3 places. First lady was Hannah Lilley (Sinfin RC) in a time of 42:24. First male vet was Mark Slade (South Derbyshire), first lady vet Emma Cull (Mickleover RC). First RR Harrier was David Pettit, first lady RR Harrier was Karolina Kucharek.
The results can be accessed here.
Broome Cup Wednesday 10th May 2023
A total of 80 runners took part in the Broome Cup this year, an increase of 30 over last year. The mens race was dominated by 3 runners who stuck together throughout the 4 laps and finished in very fast times for this course just seconds apart, with Jack Dakin (22:27) taking first place just one second ahead of David Narborough (22:28) with Sammy Galpin close behind (22:32). First male vet was Robin Carter (25:52). Clare McKittrick took the honours in the Ladies race (28:47) ahead of Hazel le Cornu (29:32) with Clare also being first Lady vet.
The Pearson Team Trophy for the first team was won in convincing style by team Novel Nuclear 1 (David Narborough, Alex Mayne, Pete Honnibal) with the first all Ladies team being RRH Ladies (Clare McKittrick, Karolina Kucharek, Gillian Whiteside). First Vets team was Team XWB.
Results:Pearson Team Trophy
Calendar of Events
We have added a calendar of events which may be of interest to RRH club members which is updated by Karolina Kucharek. You can access this via the Calendar button on the top of each webpage.