Sunday 30th June saw the 40th staging of the North Downs Run and what a fabulous day it was!
530 runners completed the 30k course, with Folkestone Running Club’s Daniel Radcliffe winning the men’s race in 1.55.39 and Blackheath & Bromley’s Andrea Clement  taking the women’s prize in a time of 2.00.54.
For further details visit our North Downs Run page.


Facebook Page – Istead & Ifield Harriers Running Club Gravesend

Like many clubs, the Istead and Ifield Harriers Facebook page is a Private Group, just for club members.

However, we have been increasingly aware that this means anyone who looks for details of our club on Facebook will not be able to see very much.

We have therefore set up another page – Istead & Ifield Harriers Running Club Gravesend.  This is a public page and is regularly updated so people can see what we’ve been up to.

This is the link to the page – we very much hope you will like it!

North Downs Run

Members of Istead & Ifield Harriers turned out in force in their North Downs Run T-shirts at the Cyclopark parkrun on 10th March to promote this year’s event which is taking place on 30th June from Cyclopark.   For further information visit our North Downs Run Page.

Entries via Run Britain

North Downs Run – Charitable donations

Each year a proportion of any surplus monies from the North Downs Run is donated to selected local  charities.

Our main recipient over the years has been Ellenor and we are proud to say that we have donated over £16,500 to this charity since 1996.  This year was no exception and a cheque for £500 was presented to Tina Dyson, Community Fund Raising Officer.

Other beneficiaries from the 2023 event were the Elliott Holmes Memorial Trust (a charity providing counselling for young people),  Gravesham Sanctuary, the Gravesham Food Bank and the North Downs Way, whose assistance is invaluable to the running of the North Downs Run.

Further information about the North Downs Run and how to enter can be found on our North Downs Run page.


Mob Match

Each year a ‘mob match’ is held between Istead & Ifield Harriers, Gravesend Roadrunners and Larkfield AC.  This year’s event, hosted by Gravesend Road Runners, took place on 11th July.

Nearly 100 runners from the 3 clubs took part in a 5 mile run from Nurstead Court, with points awarded in age categories up to age 70 (although the oldest competitor was 80 years old!).  This year, Istead & Ifield excelled in both quality and quantity, with 6 runners in the first 10 and the greatest number of competitors. Not surprisingly they were the outright winners but other clubs had some noteworthy results, with Gravesend’s Annabelle Stearns taking 5th place overall and Larkfield’s Nicola Susans bagging the 8th spot.

A very enjoyable evening was topped off with drinks and a buffet supper kindly supplied by Gravesend Road Runners.