Rob’s weekly blog and training update w/c 19/02/18

NY/SD cross-country at The Old Race Course, Low Moor, Richmond.

This is a Club Championship race, a difficult but testing course to do but if it was easy then everyone would want to run it! You may get away with just a stud but if you are feeling good and are in good shape then a light spike would be ideal. Be prepared for the wind as it’s very open. Please bring your club vest but if you don’t have one then you need to get one ASAP.

New club tent will be on site; if anyone would like to take charge and look after the tent, please have a chat with either myself (Duncan) or Marian.

We as a club encourage you to car share if possible, also helps with the parking at the industrial estate.


Back to school we go – 7pm Thirsk school. Inside with Sonja, hopefully not too hard after Richmond.

Or outdoor session. This week will be focusing on running again and will take place on the school field. We will meet in the school gym first. 10 mins warm up outside then 40 mins of (5 mins + 2 mins recovery) x 6.


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 if you have it.


Back to school we go – 7pm Thirsk school with Liv/ Charlotte.

Paul/Jody will manage inside running.

Outside. 2 x 2,3,4 min/1 min rec. 2 min between sets.


Stockton 5k Winter Trail – Tees Barrage
Tees Barrage, The Beefeater Talpore, Whitewater Way, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees TS17 6QB
Totally New to these Winter Series this 5k trail is open to any level of ability from a club runner to a recreation runner. This exciting route offers a mix of terrain from tarmac to woodland. Taking in the watercourse, running along the Tees then into the scenic woodland.
Registration 09:00 – 09:45 at the Talpore Restaurant (upstairs), race starts at 10:00

Please note: that full payment must be paid at registration (cash only). Cost: £5 if affiliated, £7 if unattached.
FREE car parking. Not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. No dogs allowed.

Message from the chairman:
If you attend a session and haven’t, for some reason, completed a membership form, please see myself or Fran with a form before the session begins.


Stockton 5k Winter Trail Series is good, usually 10am start. All near to Stockton, Feb 25th – Tees Barrage then on Mar 25th – Ropner Park.

Helmsley 10K Run – 1st April 10am, multi terrain race partly on road, partly on forestry track and footpaths and fields

Ben Campbell 5k & 10k Trail Run, Saturday, April 7 at 10am. White Horse bank, Kilburn
Please follow the link below to make your entries


Feb 18th – XC Richmond – 5 to 6 miles, mainly grass. Sun am
Mar 4th – Lightwater Valley Challenge – multi-terrain (MT) 10k – Sun am
Mar 25th – Ropner Park 5k Trail – fairly level. Sun am e.o.d, register in advance
Apr 15th (NOTE: CHANGE OF DATE) – Hartlepool Marina 5 – flat – mostly along the prom. Sun am
Apr 25th – Spring Coast Road 5k Wed 7.15pm – flat, Redcar Rugby Club, enter in advance
May 13th – Ripon 10 – challenging – multi-terrain. Sun am
June 5th – HDSRL Skipton – Tues evening. (Provisional)
June 19th – HDSRL – Ilkley- Tues evening. Hilly, mostly on road (Provisional)
June – HDSRL (to be arranged)
July 8th – Kilburn 7 – scenic road race – Coxwold, Byland, Oldstead. Sun pm
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 pmWed 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)

Thirsk 10, 2018
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