You’ll never believe this!!

You’ll never believe this!!

Late last night the police managed to stop two sheep running on the roads just north of Wetherby. It is thought they were heading towards the A1 then on to Thirsk. One was wearing a yellow and blue vest, the other a pair of Brooks running shoes. I have the latter two items in the boot of my car. It is not known what happened to the sheep but if they made it to Thirsk then I’m sure Harry Lee will be wanting a word with them very, very shortly.


Have a good day, Rob


PS> The vest will want washing.

Good things come in threes!

                   Monday 24th June.   
We have a race meeting down at Thirsk. 7pm.  Please meet at the Car park, Kilburn Woods. LHS at the top of Osgoodby bank between Bagby and Kilburn. A short, half mile jog to a slight slope where we can carry on with our sprints which Sonja has had us doing over past few weeks. ( No hiding behind the trees!!)

                   Wednesday 26th June. 7.45pm. 
HDRSL Wetherby. Yet another club championship race so no organised club night. Cars leave Athletic club  6.15pm. A much shorter race than Richmond with much shorter hills. Yet another downhill finish aswell. Gosh, we are getting spoilt. Lets put all the recent, hard training to use and enjoy it .  They’ll all get a shock down at Thirsk, we don’t have any hills but we do have some fast sections. I think they hurt more than the hills.
We don’t have a time trial this month but I am hoping to do a three way one on the 17th July ( with a barbie). Watch this space!!
Lets keep thinking of Gavin doing the Bob Graham Round. I did work it out once that it was roughly equal to running up and down the White Horse road, from top to bottom twice in every hour for 24 hours. Sad thing about it, he thinks it’s quite the normal thing to do. Go on Gav, you can do it.
Things do happen in threes, sometimes good, sometimes not.
1. Yesterday morning we had a lawnmower started sending out lots of smoke. Didn’t sound too good but it was under warrantee so it should work out fine.
2. We had a large invoice from our accountant  but he has reduced our tax bill quite a lot so that was fine also.
3.  I went for a run in Kilburn woods last night. My usual hilly time trial. I set off steady and I didn’t have one single ache. I was soon up to speed but wanted to go faster. So i did.  I                             pushed all the way up to the top of the angled path and back and not one single ache. I was 4 mins faster than my previous last time trial  a month ago and this was after the heavy wednesday night. ( Do you remember, 4×5 mins).This does not happen very often. Actually, it hasn’t happened for a very long time so I’m wondering if Christine has started to put something in my tea!! Is anyone else achieving some good times lately?? and just be careful if Christine offers to buy you a drink!!

I like nice things to happen in threes.

Have a good weekend,


Big session on Wednesday!

Monday 17th June. 7pm.  Athletic Club.

Wednesday 19th June. 7pm Athletic Club.  2 x  ( 2 x 5mins/ 3min recovery)    5 minutes between sets.              
It sounds a big session but no more than last week. You were all very positive and with the same attitude you will continue to improve. Lets just do it!!                                                             

Take care and see you soon,


Levisham Limping Fell Race

Once again, the Ladies’ fell race team were in splendid form at the Levisham Limping Fell Race last week, on a beautiful evening for running and where sunburn was a more likely outcome than the usual wind or mud!  They had to make do with 2nd this time, having won last time out, but Lorraine Hiles, 27th in 63.22,  Hilary Coventry, 42nd in 71.59 and Fran Jeffery, 44th in 73.58, were very pleased with their prize.  Rob Burn also had an excellent run to come 9th in 55.51, with Hywel Smith 38th in 71.59 and Alan Wikeley 51st in 77.23.
  Two races have taken place which would previously have been in the Yorkshire Dales Series, but which is not being competed for this year.  The surprisingly testing Kirkby Malzeard 10k on Saturday, on a fine, warm afternoon, had 213 finishers, with Rob Lickley again doing well to come 59th in 45.04 with Steve Scott 117th in 50.36,  Alan Harman 132nd in 51.42,  Ian Codling 207th in 68.56 and Marian Codling 212th in 76.22.
  The week before, the more level Melmerby 10k had 156 finishers, Paul Atkinson leading club members home to come 23rd in a very good 41.04 – getting ever nearer that magical 40 minute mark for the distance,  Rob Lickley, another runner aiming for 40 minutes,  38th in 43.51,  Matt Jones 40th in 44.18,  Paul Goacher 68th in 47.52,  Ian Codling, in his third race in six days, 141st in 65.48,  Sarah Goacher 142nd in 66.10 and Marian Codling 152nd in 72.50.
  Pat Huck, meanwhile, was among the thousands who took part in the weekend’s Race for Life on York Knavesmire.  It was a fine morning, but Pat has had no real opportunity to train recently, and found herself doing a 10k distance, rather than the intended 5k, on the rough cross country terrain and did well to complete the course in a time of 75 minutes.

Weekly Summary 10th June

Monday 10th June. 7pm.  Athletic Club.

Wednesday 12th June. 7pm  Athletic Club.      5 x 4 mins/ 2min recovery.    It sounds hard but it won’t be as hard as the run at Richmond!!

                    I had a look at the results from last Thursday nights race at Richmond and counted 36 T & S runners.  I feel sorry for Ian who has all the Championship results to work out. This must be a record for any distance for the club at anyone time. Congratulations to the first timers, not an easy one to start with. I’m sure that first hill should have an health warning attached to it. Over the years I have run in easier fell races.  The next HDSRL to be held on June 26th is also hilly but no where near as steep. It is also shorter. A perfect one for anyone else who wants to try a race for the very first time. It’s also a good one for us older ones who don’t quite like them too long and it gives us time to get back before all the supper is gone.

See you next week,

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Hello club members and friends of the Thirsk 10 road race. We would just like to provide a brief update to inform everybody that for obvious reasons the Thirsk 10 race will not be held in March 2021 however, we intend to reassess the situation in the Spring with a view to holding the event later in the year subject to national and local restrictions in place at the time. We apologise for the disappointment this will undoubtably cause, however I am sure that everybody appreciates that the Covid 19 Pandemic is a fluid situation with rules and restrictions seemingly changing on a daily basis. We will provide a further update in once we have been able to consider matters. Assuring you of our best intentions at all times, keep running and stay safe. The Thirsk 10 Team.