Rob’s weekly blog and training update w/c 27/05/19


7pm Osgodby Bank car park. Kilburn Woods.

Paul G is putting a bit of a program together, but you need to be there to see what it’s all about! We should just about see the tail end of the bluebells and May blossom but there will still be lots of beautiful nature to see. Don’t be late because it will be a prompt start. ( as always) Don’t worry if you don’t have any trail shoes as it is so dry road shoes will do the job equally as well.

Beginners group

Week 8. 7pm. Osgodby Bank car park . (Bagby to Kilburn road) We will be doing the same as previous weeks but in a different place. Hopefully you will enjoy this new venue. If you are struggling for transport, then please get in touch with Andy or myself and we’ll sort something out. This week is your toughest homework to date so stay positive, put your shoes on and just get out and do it. If you want a few words of encouragement, then just give me a call. We will do this together- Rob.


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. 7pm. (7.20 start) Monthly time trial. Sutton Bank

I don’t know how you managed it but you did! Last night (Wed) was a massive session and you achieved it and more. Thanks for the input. It was good to be part of it. However you must also let your body recover. Easy running for the rest of the week .

Last night we split up into lots of small pod sized groups. Please remember who you were with. I’m going to give you a challenge on the time trial. !!

  1. Enter the time trial in your training group 15 seconds apart.
  2. Before writing you name down choose who sets off first, second and so on.
  3. See which one of you clocks the fastest time within your group. To really compete you have to be able to lead as well as to chase so lets see who can stand the pressure the best!.


7pm sharp, Starting from the corner above Boltby (at old tree house).  The route is approx. 11k.

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


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.

Single room, standard double and standard twin are priced at £90.50 per person per night

Superior double is £95.50 and Four poster is £100.50 per person per night.


Fell Races (check necessary kit list)

Jun 5th – WEDNESDAY (start 7:15pm) – Ossy Oiks, Outside Church, nr Arncliffe Woods, Ingleby Cross, Ingleby Arncliffe

Jun 19th – WEDNESDAY (start 7:15pm) – Whorlton Run, Whorlton Village hall, High Street, Swainby, N.Yorkshire, DL6 3ED

Jun 22nd – SATURDAY (start 10:30am) – Windy Gyle, North of Barrowburn Farm, Alwinton

Jun 23rd – SUNDAY (start 6am) – Cleveland Way Relay, start at Filey

Jun 30th – SUNDAY (start 10:30am) – Cross Fell, Garrigill village green, Garrigill, CA9 3DS


June 4th – HDSRL Ripon – Tues evening.

 June 20th  – HDSRL Dragons – Thurs evening

 July 7th  – Kilburn 7 – scenic road race – Coxwold, Byland, Oldstead. Sun pm Ent early

 July 28th –  James Herriot 14k  (Fell) – 2 long hills, stony tracks. Sun am Enter early

 Aug 11th –  Darlington 10k – flat 2 lap road race. Sun am. Potential PB course  “  “

Aug 21st – Sessay Swift 6k – local flat road race – 7.30 pm Wed evening

 Sept 1st – Tholthorpe 10k – fast, slightly undulating road race. Sun am Enter early

 Sep 29th – Redcar Half Marathon

 Oct 6th – Saltergate Gallows Fell Race, 17k, 430m ascent  e.o.d – REPLACEMENT / ALTERED RACE

 Oct 27th – Whixley 10k – multi terrain

 Nov 3rd –  Guy Fawkes 10 – mostly on road, with some significant hills  Enter early – ALTERED RACE

 Nov/Dec – XC (to be arranged) 1 cross country

 (e.o.d – enter on the day, at race)

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