Rob’s weekly blog and training update w/c 09/07/18

For those of you that don’t like football, here’s a little message IT’S COMING HOME


Kilburn 7 – scenic road race – Coxwold, Byland, Oldstead. – IT’LL BE A HOT ONE


7pm Athletic Club. Sonja is back from a couple of weeks altitude training and will be all fired up and raring to go.


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.


5:30pm Athletic Club. (START 5:45pm) IT’S COMING HOME !!
5 x 4 mins with 1 to 2 min recovery depending how my legs feel after this weekends Kilburn 7. Note the start time. Please come and join Christine and I if you can.


Burton Leonard 10k 11am multi-terrain quite hard.

Message from the chairman:

Kilburn 7 in four hours, why do I do this to myself. Why not sit and relax on a Sunday? After a very poor run on Thursday night, why why why…..
Here’s some of the reasons:

I love running and I’m always wanting to push myself a little bit more
I’ve never done Kilburn 7 and why not give it a go
To meet up with other Harriers / friends

As for Thursday; I know what I did wrong. I’ve been working very long days and was physically and mentally tired. I ran hard for mile one and two, but the heat got the better of me. Rather than drop out I reduced my speed, encouraged other runners as they passed me; then I finished with a strong last mile.

Message from the head-coach:

HDSRL. Thursday night. It was a brilliant night, but I knew it would be! We are good at what we do so you should all feel proud to be part of such a wonderfully organised team. If you have the will and enthusiasm anything can be achieved, you just have to make it happen. Fantastic running conditions on a brilliant course. Yes, it was slightly warm but dry underfoot and very, very fast. Trail running at it’s very best and on our very own doorstep. Also, against some of the best runners from clubs from a large chunk of Yorkshire. If you can’t compete on your own doorstep then you can’t compete at all. The only disappointment for me was that we should and could have had many more runners taking part. I ran the whole race and didn’t see a single TASH vest anywhere near me. However, this didn’t stop my watch giving me gold medal and clocking my best 5 mile time for 4 years.

See you at Kilburn, Rob


Wednesday 18th July – Summer Coast Road 5k. 7.15pm (note: day after HDSRL, Nidd Valley)

Wednesday 22nd August 2018 – Sessay Swift 6k – local flat road race – 7.30 pm Wed evening
Saturday 8th September – Stockton 10k –

Sunday 23rd September – Kirkstall Abbey 7. 7 mile multi-terrain, mostly flat course starting and finishing within the spectacular grounds of Kirkstall Abbey –

Sunday 30th September – Redcar festival of running. Various distances.

Sunday 14th October – Richmond Castle 10k 11am

Sunday 21st October – Whixley 10k. 11am. Nice multi-terrain race

Sunday 28th October – Sean Lee Johnston 10-mile race. Mostly off 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)

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