Rob’s weekly blog and training update w/c 29/07/19

I managed to get a few runs in whilst in Mallorca; however, running in high thirties isn’t enjoyable. Glad to be back to the Yorkshire rain! see you on Monday Duncan


CHAMPIONSHIP RACE – The James Herriot Country Trail Run – Start 11.00am.

A 14K run over moorland tracks and paths near Castle Bolton in Wensleydale in aid of Rotary charities. 2019 will be the 15th year of the race.

The 2019 run will take place over the same scenic route on moorland tracks and paths near Castle Bolton in Wensleydale by kind permission of Lord Bolton. The Start/Finish will again be in the same field, close to Bolton Castle car park. .Traffic free and well marshalled.


7pm Athletic Club. Cricket field.  Similar to last week. A light session of core work followed by the usual amount of lung busters. 


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. (7.20 start) Monthly time trial. Sutton Bank

Monthly 2-mile time trial. It’s around the longest day so we should be able to see for miles. I couldn’t think of anywhere better to be running so come and enjoy the moment.

Out one mile and then back again along the Cleveland Way. Road shoes are fine.


7pm sharp, Starting from Swainby park, near the pub. 

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


(start 2pm) – Osmotherley Show Race, Show Ground, Thimbleby, DL6 3PY


UPDATE on rooms available at the Bridge. 1 single, 1 four poster, 1 superior double and 1 standard double

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)

Aug 3rd – SATURDAY (start 2pm) – Osmotherley Show Race, Show Ground, Thimbleby, DL6 3PY

Aug 6th – TUESDAY (start 7:15pm) – Ravenscar Rumble, Ravenscar Visitor Centre, Ravenscar, YO13 0NE

Aug 27th (new date) TUESDAY 7pm) – Roseberry Topping, Car Park, Newton-under-Roseberry on A173


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 10th – NYSD Whitby Cross Country, Caedmon School, Airy Hill, Whitby YO21 1QA

 (e.o.d – enter on the day, at race)

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