Harriers gathered before the Preston Park 5k Trail Race  (Photo courtesy Karen Newton) L to R -  Paul Atkinson, Lorraine Hiles, Sonja van der Westhuisen, Paul v.d.W, Gillian Crane, Steve Booth, Abbie Waters, Nicola Booth, Ian Codling, Marian Codling, Jane Cummins, Liz Stephenson, Marc Davies, Drikus v.d.W, Mike Lowther              Kneeling - Stuart Waters, Peter Richardson, Andy Butcher, Bav Davies, Tracey Lowther

Harriers gathered before the Preston Park 5k Trail Race (Photo courtesy Karen Newton)
L to R - Paul Atkinson, Lorraine Hiles, Sonja van der Westhuisen, Paul v.d.W, Gillian Crane, Steve Booth, Abbie Waters, Nicola Booth, Ian Codling, Marian Codling, Jane Cummins, Liz Stephenson, Marc Davies, Drikus v.d.W, Mike Lowther
Kneeling - Stuart Waters, Peter Richardson, Andy Butcher, Bav Davies, Tracey Lowther

The Home Of Running In Hambleton

Not sure a running club is for you? Well that may be because you haven't run with Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers - the home of running in Hambleton!

We cater for all running abilities - from those new to running, those who run a 5k distance all the way up to a full marathon and beyond, both on or off road, offering support and encouragement to get you running and keep you running!

If you enjoy running and are looking for new routes or just some company on your run, why not give us a try. Maybe you are keen to run in an organised racing event, or perhaps you need support for the gruelling training for a marathon?

We also enter a local mid week summer race league (HDSRL), winter cross country league and hold a club championship which consists of a variety of running types, fell, cross country and road races.

There are three specific training nights, indoors on a Monday, routes around Thirsk (off road in Summer - weather permitting) starting at the Leisure Centre on a Tuesday and a Wednesday at Thirsk School through the winter and outside at Thirsk School or Thirsk Athletic club through the summer. We also hold regular 2 mile time trials on our own special routes, with three handicap races a year, with prizes for all! And do not forget to join us after training on a Wednesday at the bar at the Thirsk Athletic Club! So come along any Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening and enjoy a run with the Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers. New members are extremely welcome!

Please check out head coach Rob's blog  or Facebook page for the latest training plan and club updates; please send in your race reports as it is good to hear what races the club has been represented at.

Runner of the Month

Every month a Harrier will be chosen as "Runner of the Month".  This might be awarded because of the effort shown in training, personal goals achieved, dedication following a return from injury or simply by helping out!

February 2017

Mike Lowther

Michael Lowther

Mike said "I'd like to thank Harriers for picking me as Athlete of the Month.  I really enjoy the training sessions and also the social side of the club.  We have made some great friends. I look forward to spending my voucher!"

March 2017

Alison Butcher

Alison Butcher

Alison said "Harriers has given me the opportunity to train and learn techniques for running. However, the best thing for me has been the team support and confidence building in my own running ability. Thank you for choosing me as athlete of the month."