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 two specific training nights on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Monday sessions are indoors in the gym at Thirsk School.  During Summer months, Wednesday sessions are at Thirsk Athletic Club and during the Winter you can find us in the Sports Hall at Thirsk School (with an outdoor group for the hard core!).

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!

In addition, you can usually find a number of social runs being arranged by members during the week, with all welcome.  

So come along any Monday 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.

Member of the Month

Every month a Harrier will be chosen as "Member 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!  Read more about previous winners.

  • Diane Brown

    I started running around the age of 11, taking part in local fun runs, cross country and fell races. By my late teens however I had lost interest and spent most of my 20s doing very little exercise. I was quite overweight when I injured my back at age 30 and it was the jolt I needed to get my fitness back. I got involved in triathlon and eventually completed an Ironman in 2011! Then everything was turned upside down again when I became a Mum. I’m still passionate about running and triathlon but training is much more challenging than it used to be. That’s why I love being a member of Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers as they provide a great social support to encourage you whether you’re having a good or a bad day. I always come home from a session feeling proud of myself.

  • Tom Levi

    I was chuffed to win member of the month, as well as quite surprised – there are a lot of people who do a lot more for the club than I do.  I’d better pick my feet up and help out more now! Since joining Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers I’ve loved being part of the warm and welcoming community, as well as enjoying all the training and the racing that comes with being part of the club.  Personally, my running has come on leaps and bounds since joining T&SH – so a big thanks to the great coaches we have, and especially thanks for the tough Wednesday interval sessions

  • Juliette Morrice

    Juliette for consistently turning out and good form during training exercises  

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