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.

  • Ian Codling

    I have completed 800 races since I started running in 2001. Prior to that, I played football until my hip gave way when I was 47. I had it replaced 6 years later, and it has worked well ever since. So you see that I am not a runner but someone who runs – there is a difference! My 10k PB came at Wiggington in 2005 when I was 64 and I managed 47.38. I completed the London Marathon in 2004 and 2007, and did many half marathons in those early years, including half a dozen Great North Runs. My favourite distance is 10k, and I hope to keep going a little bit longer, if my troublesome knee will let me, and if Rob and Sonja can continue to put up with me.

  • 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! 😊🏃‍♀️

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