Marian’s Weekly Race Round Up – w/c 20/01/14

The York Brass Monkey Half Marathon took place in steady rain this year, which is a definite improvement on last year, when the race had to be cancelled because of snow and ice.  The ever popular race, over a flat course which allows for personal best times, had 1446 finishers, six of them being Thirsk and Sowerby members. Steve Middleton had another wonderful run to come in 33rd in a very good personal best time of 1.17.49, with Paul Atkinson 300th in 1.31.59,  David Fabrega 644th in 1.42.35, Alan Harman 878th in 1.50.32, Sarah Burn 960th in 1.52.39, and Steve Billings, trying to get back into some sort of fitness, 1019th in 1.53.52.

Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers is a welcoming club – come along and give us a try, whether you’re new to running, already run but don’t have a club, or a lapsed runner who keeps thinking of taking it up again!  Club sessions are on Mondays and Wednesdays at Thirsk School at 7 pm, with informal sessions arranged at other times.  For full details, and, of course, information on the popular Thirsk 10 Road Race on March 23rd, have a look at the club’s web-site.