Rob’s weekly blog and training update w/c 11/06/18

BAR DUTY – It’s Harrriers turn to run the bar at TAC on Saturday 30th June; please can we have a couple more people to help out this night. Please see Duncan, Nigel or Steph for more details

RACE NOW FULL – Everyone Active 10k – New Marske Harriers Road Race Series – race starts at 10:15am

7pm Athletic Club. Sonja and Jody are working together on tonight’s session so you will have to wait and see.

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.

7pm Athletic Club. 5 x 4 mins / 1 to 2 min rec. Depending on night!! Trying to keep our legs moving but at a more relaxed and even pace. The next couple of races or so are all hills so we need to even out a little. We also have quite a few new members who are trying to do interval training for the first time and I think longer recoveries will help us all. Save the intense stuff for the races which are coming up thick and fast.

I have had quite a few people ask me lately about how to acquire a new club vest. Please “Ken the vest”, could you please make sure we have some vests at the next couple of training sessions this coming week!!! Let’s see if the system works! These will cost you £15. Lots of sizes, lots of shapes but only one colour. Those who asked me about a race at the last training session on Wednesday night then the answer is yes, you are in!

Lanzarote Wine Run 2018; set in La Geria and stop off at a number of bodegas with wine tasting an tapas en route.

Message from the chairman:
Special thanks to Bryan Miller, for organising Ossy Oiks on Wednesday night. A great fell run with 101 runners; thanks Bryan!

Message from the head-coach:
It is said that if you need something doing then ask someone who is always busy to do it, then the job gets done. Just at the minute I’d appreciate it if you didn’t ask me because we are just a little bit busy and I wouldn’t know how to fit it in. However, I always have time to hear a friendly voice and to talk about running or anything else come to think of it!!
Only a phone call away, Best wishes, Rob

Ian and Marian’s Reservoir Run
A gently undulating trail run around Fewston and Swinsty reservoirs.
Trail or road shoes. Distance – 5k round one reservoir or 10k round two.
Suitable for walkers. Splendid scenery. Families welcome.
The run(s) will start and finish at Swinsty car park between the two reservoirs.
Coach will leave Thirsk Market Place at 6.30 p.m. Journey time approx. 45 minutes.
After the run – a 15-minute bus ride to the Nelson Inn for hot food on the way home on the A59.
Food provided at a cost of £6.50 per head – assuming minimum of 30 is reached.
A list will be available to sign up – please state if you require a vegetarian meal.
Own room at pub
To book a place – name + £6.50 to Ian or Marian by Wed 20th June.

Harriers, Lakes weekend, The Bridge Hotel, Buttermere. A fantastic weekend in the Lakes to enjoy, running, walking and relaxing amongst friends. Rooms still available and can be booked directly with the hotel on 01768 770252. If you would like to know more about the weekend, please speak to Margaret or Alan Wikeley.

Wednesday 13th June 2018 Otley 10 Mile Road Race at 7:30pm – This is a long standing race organised by Otley AC for more than 25 years, with a fast 3 miles to start, followed by some testing hills crossing the Washburn valley north of the town.

Sunday 24th June 2018 Staveley Stampede 10k – at 11am. Also free children’s fun run on the village green
Multi Terrain – Memento for all finishers. Numbers to be collected on the day.

Wednesday 22nd August 2018 – Sessay Swift 6k – local flat road race – 7.30 pm Wed 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)

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