Rob’s weekly blog and training update w/c 21/10/19

See under “FUTURE RACE LISTS” for some nice 5k trail races, starting at 10 am, enter on the day


Start time is 11am Gormire Gamble – HOSTED BY THIRSK & SOWERBY HARRIERS, 10km/350m Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, YO7 2EH

Those of you who haven’t got a club vest; Gavin has some to buy that morning for £15 each

£150 of the proceeds will be kindly donated by our club to The Shaun Lee Johnstone Fund (Raising funds for The Brain Tumour Charity in Shaun’s memory).

MONDAY 21ST OCTOBER (club training night)
Briefing at 7pm, Thirsk School Thirsk School Gym. Clean shoes please. Indoors with Andy.

Outdoors. Ken and Duncan are taking an outside group.
5mins [5 out of 10 effort] 1.5mins easy;
4mins [6/10 pace] 1.5mins easy;
3mins [7/10 pace] 1.5mins easy;
2mins [8/10 pace] 1.5mins easy;
1min [9/10 pace] 1.5mins easy;
5mins jog together around full perimeter.
Total 27.5mins

Also 7pm Swimming pool. Molly continues the walking and talking group.

TUESDAY 22ND OCTOBER (social run*)

Social run from Thirsk and Sowerby leisure centre at 7pm (meet in foyer) on well-lit paths and pavements. 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.

WEDNESDAY 23RD OCTOBER (club training night)
7pm, Thirsk School. Sports Hall. A warm up and around 25 mins of rolling core work then split into two groups.
Inside. Short and sharp intervals. (lung busters with Paul)
Outside. 5 x 4 mins/ 1min rec @ 10k pace. Head torch and shoes for grass.
Please can we get organised by setting up quickly then just maybe we can start warm ups promptly. We’ll increase the time running as our body adjusts to the increase in core work.

THURSDAY 24TH OCTOBER (social run*)
7pm sharp, Starting from Kilburn just past the white houses (winter route).

Bring a clean t-shirt and some beer tokens for refreshments afterwards.


Ian Codling is aiming to complete his 100th Park Run at Fountains Abbey this Saturday; please come and support this great guy on this wonderful achievement.

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.
When booking ensure you say you are from Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers.
The only room left is a superior double at £95.50 per person per night.

* social runs are not a club training night and therefore not covered by our insurance. Please enjoy these nights under your own risk.

Trail Series – starting at 10 am, enter on the day
Race 1 – 20th October 2019 – Pinchinthorpe 5k Trail
Guisborough Forest, Old Station Cottages, Pinchinthorpe, Guisborough TS14 8HD
Race 2 – 24th November – Gavin Duffy’s Memorial 5k Trail (all the money for this event goes to charity)
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park, Seal Sands Link Road, Stockton-on-Tees TS23 3NF
Race 3 – 22nd December – Santa 5k Trail (TBC)
Preston Park, Yarm Rd, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3RH
Race 4 – 26th January – The Acorn 5k Trail
Acorn Sports Centre, Heythrop Dr, Acklam, Middlesbrough TS5 8QB
Race 5 – 23rd February – Holme House Prison 5k Trail (All the money for this event goes to charity)
Holme House Rd, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 2QU
Series Presentation Race 6: 22nd March – Saltburn 5k Trail (TBC)

Fell Races (check necessary kit list)
Oct 20th – Gormire Gamble – HOSTED BY THIRSK & SOWERBY HARRIERS, 10km/350m Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, YO7 2EH
Nov 3rd – Lockton Limping, 11.2km/330m – Lockton Village Hall, nr Pickering
Dec 1st – Eskdale Eureka, 14.3km/470m, Eskdale Inn, Langburn’s Bank, Castleton, YO21 2EU
Dec 27th – Guisborough Woods, 8.8km/376m, Guisborough Rugby Club, Belmangate

Oct 27th – Whixley 10k – multi terrain
Nov 3rd – Guy Fawkes 10 – mostly on road, with some significant hills Race now FULL
Nov 10th – NYSD Whitby Cross Country, Caedmon School, Airy Hill, Whitby YO21 1QA

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