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.

  • Lorraine Hiles

    I’m really grateful to the club for all the fantastic coaching and encouragement. It’s a great club to be part of. Thank you! 😊🏃‍♀️

  • Ken Wood

    I was encouraged to join Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers by a very good friend after spending some time running on my own, primarily to get fit and to get into shape! I never had any aspirations of competing at any level, you could say I was just happy plodding along. Been involved with the Harriers very quickly improved my running and general fitness and been in a group environment brought about a hidden competitive streak which I felt more and more compelled to test. Small scale local races were the starting point where I began to find my level, before moving a little further afield with slightly more challenging races and competitors. Running socially and competitively with the club culminated at the Edinburgh Marathon in May of this year when I knocked 20 minutes of my previous marathon time crossing the line in 2 hours 59mins 31secs! My message to … Read more >>

  • Fran Jeffery

    I have been running with Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers since 2011. I have enjoyed continued support from all the lovely members and coaches throughout my running career so far, going from a complete novice to an ultra runner with several 30-50mile plus races under my belt. I have put ‘something back’ to the Club acting as Secretary for several years now and for this I have been awarded Member of the Month. Thank you all very much!

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