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Training week commencing 13/7

 Monday 13th/ Tuesday 14th July.  10 mins warm up 8 to 10 x 30 to 40 seconds @ 10k pace on hills/inclines. 10 mins. Smooth and relaxed. 

Wed/Thurs/ Fri. 17th/  10 mins warm up 5 to 6 x 3 mins on undulating ground @ 10k pace. 10 mins rec . To get used to running up hills but also to keep going at a sustained pace over the top and down the other side. 

Weekend Long run.    70 to 80 mins steady on hills.  Over the next few weeks you need to get used to running hills!!! 

Virtual Skipton HDSRL run.  Kilburn Woods. 16th-19th July. 5 mile/ 750′ ish ascent. Out and back. Open to all members and guests. 
I first ran this trail run in the spring of 1982 and I doubt whether I saw another runner on route until around 1984. How the times have changed. It became my morning run, twice a week, for the next 15 to 18 years. I can probably run it blind folded. You don’t need any specialist trail shoes, road shoes are fine. The surface is a little rough in places but mostly it’s dry and firm. Make sure you have good traction because you will   need this when travelling at speed on the return leg. Make sure you do a good warm up before you set off or you will your heart will be trying to jump out of your chest a couple of minutes down the track. 
                    Come prepared to spend a little time at the start and finish area/ car park. It’s good banter and you may be surprised who you meet. You will enjoy it.

 Virtual World Mountain Championships/ Kilburn Woods. 13th- 16th August.  Again 5 mile/ 1200′ ascent. 
The course has now been measured and finalised, it’s all on existing trail and you need to get used to it so you know where you are going. Gavin and the KFC  are acting as guides and are only too willing to show you round. Two weeks before the event the course will be marked out so it’s easy to follow and not get lost. 
 We need to have your entries early to know how many tee shirts we need and also to pick your teams. Our aim is to get everyone who enters the event to complete the challenge.  


Harriers 2019 Christmas Party Night – Friday 29th November at The Angel Inn, Topcliffe – 7pm for 7:30pm meal, DJ ’til midnight

This year’s club Christmas celebration will once again take place at The Angel at Topcliffe. it’s a Party Night booking so the room has been booked for sole use for the Harriers and includes a DJ / Disco following the meal so no need to worry about the calories!

This year we also have a guest speaker, Jerri da Silva, who will be presenting the prizes along with a short talk about his life that you’ll certainly be inspired by.
It’s time to get organised and I (Bev Davies) am taking on the task again on the club’s behalf.

Please see the menu choices attached

Please don’t reply to the club email address – please email me direct at clearly stating:-
Full Name (of all attendees you are booking in)
Any allergy

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If I don’t receive an email I’ll assume you are not attending – but there will be follow up mails.
I would like menu choices finalised by Friday 15th of November so if you know you’re coming please let me know soonest.
As well as food, drink and Dad / Mum dancing there will be the club awards so a chance to see this year’s winners – don’t miss it, it’s your night, come on down.
It’ll cost you just £32 per person for all this. You can pay cash, or transfer to : Natwest acc 556137 06224598 or make cheques payable to ‘Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers’. 

Please see Bev, (or Duncan) at any club night; so please act fast

Skid Row Marathon Film Event Sunday 17th March


Thirsk runner Paul Chapman is organising a showing of the film about the Skid Row Marathon at Thirsk’s Ritz Cinema at 2:30pm on Sunday 17th March – the afternoon following the Thirsk 10 in which he is also participating while pushing friend Ewan  around on three wheels.

This is a charity fundraiser – not for profit – and Paul hopes runners attending the race may stay on to watch the film as part of their stay.

Full details can be found on the attached flyer.

Paul is hoping to coming to training tomorrow night and chat for 5 mins.


Billed as “Britain’s tastiest 10k starting & finishing in Yorkshire’s Food Capital – Malton

This race received a lot of interest from those who missed out and rave reviews from those who did it!

Entries now open – click here to view the race details and enter

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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.