September 25, 2019


Welcome to any members who have joined since we sent out the last mini update.  We are sure you will have a great time with the club.



Monday, Sept 23

Everyone at Hawrelak at 4.30

Tuesday, Sept 24

Everyone at Hawrelak.  Most at 4.30 but a few may train with the U of A a little later – Phil will give them details.

Wednesday, Sept 25

No formal session as we have our 2nd elementary cross country race at Mill Woods.  Lots of volunteers needed. Also this is the date for the high school all boys/all girls races.  Any of our high school athletes not racing would be more than welcome to help hare/sweep at our race at Mill Woods.  We had a great turn out at Callingwood.

Thursday, Sept 26

Everyone at Hawrelak at 4.30

Thursday, Sept, 26

Ed Catholic Jr High Champs at Gold Bar Park at 12.30
Saturday, Sept 28th at Gold Bar Park at 10.30 am  This this is mainly for older distance runners but everyone is welcome – sessions will be modified to suit everyone.

Monday, Sept. 30 

Everyone at Hawelak at 4.30

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Everyone at Hawrelak at 4,30

Tuesday Oct 1

EPSB Jr High Champs at Gold Bar Park at 12.30

Wednesday, Oct 2

No training.  Harriers 3rd elementary meet at Rundle.

Wednesday Oct 2

Metro Edmonton High Schools 6 race meet ie age groups and genders that will apply for provincial high schools.

Thursday, Oct. 3

Everyone at Hawrelak

Saturday, Oct. 5

High school athletes at Gold Bar, younger athletes at John Bole Classic.



Sept. 24, 2019

EPSB Jr High Vernon Barford Race, 4.15pm

Sept 25, 2019

Harriers 2nd elementary race, Mill Woods Traditionally our biggest race generally drawing abut 1400 runners.  One of our ways of giving back to Edmonton and area.  Info has already gone out about volunteering – remember these races are a key part of your volunteer commitment

Sept 25, 2019

Metro Edmonton Boys/Girls, Rundle Park

Sept 26, 2019

Edmonton Catholic Jr High Champs, Gold Bar Park, 12.30pm

Oct 1, 2019

EPSB Jr High Champs, Gold Bar Park, 12.30pm

Oct 2, 2019

Metro Edmonton High Schools, 6 races, boys/girls, junior, inter and senior, Gold Bar Park, 4.15

Oct 2, 2019

Harriers 3rd elementary race, Rundle Park

Oct 5, 2019

John Bole Cross Country Classic, Leduc

This is a great meet for our younger athletes.  Older athletes will probably train as usual at Gold Bar Park that day.

Oct 9, 2019

Metro Edmonton High Schools, Zone Champs, Gold Bar Park,  Top 18 in each race qualify for Provincial High School Champs.

Oct 19, 2019

Autumn Classic, Hawrelak Park (mostly elementary and junior high)

Oct 19, 2019

Alberta High Schools Champs. Eagle Butte.

Nov 2, 2019

Alberta Cross Country Championships, Wetaskiwin

Nov 30, 2019

Canadian Cross Country Championships, Abbotsford, BC



All club races are open to anyone in the club who is a member in good standing. School meets are, of course, limited to school athletes.  There are no qualifications for Provincial Club Championships (Nov. 2nd at Wetaskiwin) or even National Championships i(Nov. 30th in Abbotsford).

If parents are planning to attend provincial high school championships Oct. 19th in Eagle Butte we suggest you book accommodation as soon as possible. Apparently a lot of the accommodation is booked already. Nearest centre is Medicine Hat.  Accommodation for athletes is arranged by the zone co-ordinators.and there are usually two buses to take the Edmonton Zone team. I assume they will travel down Friday, Oct. 18th probably leaving about noon.  If the pattern of previous years is repeated they will return immediately after the final race and awards, arriving late Saturday night.

Anyone planning to go to Abbotsford for the Canadian Championships keep checking suitable air travel as fares can vary greatly.  If you spot a great deal please let Phil know so he can spread the word.

We might possibly run in one of the Alberta Colleges meets if there is one that suits us with regard to timing




A big night for the club. Hopefully you will all plan on attending .  Details on the web page Please spread the word to anyone you  know who has been involved in the Harriers over the years.



Results from Peace Hills have not been posted yet but we had a very successful meet with about 15 Harriers competing over a challenging course.  Overall our club was 2nd in the team scoring.

Metro Edmonton High Schools Rookie Race Results (hope I haven’t missed anyone)

Rookie Girls 

·         1st Samara Cockburn

·         5th Katie Freeman

·         9th Emily Li

·         20th Emily Wilke

·         21st Kate Kolber

Rookie Boys 

·         8th Keenan Desmarais

·         32nd Parker Wood


·         1st Matthew Wafer

·         7th Tyson Pond

·         23rd Kaleb Schultz



HARRIERS ELEMENTARY MEET Sept 11th at Callingwood

A big turn out for our first meet of the season with almost 1000 runners, about 100 more than last year for this meet. A huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped out and, of course to Vernon who somehow managed to get the results finished and posted on the web site the night following the meet.  Results are on the ellis timing web site