Rob’s weekly blog and training update w/c 02/04/18

SUNDAY 1ST APRIL
Don’t be a fool
Helmsley 10K Run – 1st April 10am, multi terrain race partly on road, partly on forestry track and footpaths and fields
https://bookitzone.com/vicky_tomlinson/4A2FFX

MONDAY 2ND APRIL

no training on Easter Monday

TUESDAY 3RD APRIL

Social run from Thirsk and Sowerby leisure centre at 7pm (meet in foyer). Mostly off road depending on the weather. Suitable for all abilities; there will be several stops to run back/regroup, no-one runs by themselves or gets left behind. New and returning Tuesday night runners always welcome.
Route to be decided on the night, around 5 miles. Please wear high vis if you have it. Trail shoes not essential but can be worn if you have them.

WEDNESDAY 4TH APRIL

7pm Athletic Club. 3 ( 2 x 4mins/ 1 rec) 2min between sets. Big, big session but as most of you are running so well I think you can handle it. It’s time to step up to the next level so I am hoping for a big turnout.

SATURDAY 7TH APRIL

Those of you who are marshalling tomorrow and miss a run out why not try a local charity run
Ben Campbell 5k & 10k Trail Run, Saturday, April 7 at 10am. White Horse bank, Kilburn
Please follow the link below to make your entries https://bookitzone.com/nicola_jenkins_1/sA2FFX

SUNDAY 8TH APRIL

Let’s try again!!
The big day has arrived – Thirsk 10. Looking forward to another great race hosted by Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers. Let’s hope the snow doesn’t come back to hit us and the race goes smoothly.
RUNNERS: Enjoy the race!
MARSHALS: Cheer the athletes on, especially our own members running.
OTHER: Pop down and enjoy the day

PLEASE CAN WE ALL HELP TIDY UP AFTER THE RACE. LOTS TO DO!!

Message from the chairman:
Looking forward to next weekend – Thirsk 10. Please can we rally together a pull off a great race.
Cheers
Duncan

Message from the head-coach:

It wasn’t a huge turnout ( 33 runners) for the Easter handicap but it was a cold night and those that did run managed to get their Easter Egg. Congratulations to Andy who took the trophy with yet another pb. He was closely followed by Liz and Margaret. Thank you also to the time keepers, without you it would just not happen.
Two firsts, a second, five in the top twenty and a bucket load of pb’s this last weekend must mean quite a few of you are running quite well. You can’t say the course was short because they were achieved at different venues and if I was critical I could suggest that perhaps the Lightwater 10k was perhaps a minute long because of its off road sections. On reflection all this would suggest that maybe quite a few of you could run even faster!! Think about this one! You all know who you are, and I look forward to seeing you all at our next training session. See you soon, Rob

FUTURE RACE LISTS

Fountains 10k – Sunday 29 Apr 2018 – 11am start www.fountains10k.co.uk
Mixed terrain run in Nidderdale
Run along quiet country roads, off-road trails and scenic moorland in Nidderdale Area of Natural Beauty

FUTURE CHAMPIONSHIP RACES
Apr 15th – Hartlepool Marina 5 – flat – mostly along the prom. Sun am
Apr 25th – Spring Coast Road 5k Wed 7.15pm – flat, Redcar Rugby Club, enter in advance
May 13th – Ripon 10 – challenging – multi-terrain. Sun am
June 5th – HDSRL – Skipton – Tues evening.
June 19th – HDSRL – Ilkley- Tues evening. Hilly, mostly on road
July 8th – Kilburn 7 – scenic road race – Coxwold, Byland, Oldstead. Sun pm
July 17th – HDSRL Nidd Valley – Tues evening.
July 29th – James Herriot 14k (Fell) – 2 long hills, stony tracks. Sun am
Aug 12th – Darlington 10k – flat 2 lap road race. Sun am. Potential PB course
Aug 22nd – Sessay Swift 6k – local flat road race – 7.30 pm Wed evening
Sept 2nd – Tholthorpe 10k – fast, slightly undulating road race. Sun am
Sept 30th – Lockton Limping Fell Race. 7 miles, 1083 ft climb. Sun am e.o.d
Oct 7th – Bridlington Half Marathon – road. V. undulating. Sun am
Nov 4th – Guy Fawkes 10 – road race. 4 significant hills! Sun am
Nov/Dec – XC (to be arranged) 1 cross country
(e.o.d – enter on the day, at race)

Thirsk 10, 2018
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