Running Club


Jon Kinder set a new Guinness world record of 132.9 km (over 82 miles) for the longest distance run on a treadmill in 12 hours raising £3,000 pounds for a local charity.


Robin Carter completes the Bob Graham Round, a circuit of 42 Lakeland peaks totaling 63 miles and 27,000 feet of ascent in 19 hrs 6 mins, over 2 hours faster than any previous Harrier.


Ben Hall completes the Marathon Des Sables - The toughest footrace on earth! - in a time of 36 hours and 18 mins.

Rolls-Royce Harriers 1912

This picture is of the Rolls-Royce Harriers Athletics Club was taken in 1912.  The image remains the property of the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust


Joe Walsh was the only Harrier to have got his hands on the Olympic flame!


Jon Kinder wins the first Thames Ring race, 250 miles, in 59 hours 49 minutes, over 7 hours ahead of his nearest rival.


Rolls-Royce Harriers first major long-distance relay, the Pennine Way, completed in 62 hours 26 minutes.


Jon Kinder wins the Grand Union Canal Race, 145 miles, in 29 hours 39 minutes. He improved his time five years later, when finishing second in 27 hours 41 minutes.


John Thornhill completes the Everest Marathon.


Simon D’Amico wins the Ramathon (Derby Marathon) in 2:22:25, to set a modern-day club record.


First season for the RR Harriers club championship. Ian Page is the first club champion.


First London Marathon kick-started the running boom. Several Rolls-Royce Harriers take part.


Harry Leeming wins the Finchley 20 (miles) in 1-39-18, unofficially a world’s second-best at the distance.


Sir Denning Pearson presents the Pearson Team Trophy for the inter-departmental team winners at the Broome Cup race.


First Dovedale Dash, organised by Derby Mercury Cycling Club. Ken Broadhurst, later to be a key figure in the revival of the RR Harriers, scores the first of six successive victories.
rolls royce running club


Earliest record we have of the Broome Cup cross-country race. Trophy presented by Tom Broome. Won this year by Fred Coltman.


First evidence of the Rolls-Royce Harriers Running Club


Rolls-Royce founded by the Hon. Charles Rolls
& Sir Henry Royce

Rolls-Royce Harriers Running Club - History

The Rolls-Royce Harriers running club has been in existence, in some form or another, for over 100 years, and as such we have a very rich history.  Over the years some of our members have done some incredible things......