Rob’s weekly blog and training update w/c 16/01/17

Monday 16th January. 7pm School gym.  I hear Jody, Drikus and Sonja are putting something together and with the bad weather forecast then it is perhaps we are as well inside.

Wednesday 18th January. 7pm. School Sports Hall.   Similar to last week, slowly building. Please, if you are in the outside group then take off or clean your shoes before you come back inside the building. It was like tracking a heard of buffalo last week, I’ve not had any complaints yet but I’m expecting some!! Otherwise, keep enjoying the pain!

Sunday 15th January.  Another club championship race. Cross country, Ormesby Hall, Middlesbrough. TS7 9AS should get you somewhere near. A message says use Church Lane if that helps. There are races for all age groups down to about 8 with the first race at 1pm. Numbers are increasing right across all age groups so I would expect it to be busy. Please check your start time and try and arrive early. I don’t know about the course but it looks like being more like trail than country, it should be fast. Have a good look beforehand to see what type of shoe you need to wear, half way around the first lap in the race is the wrong time to decide you are wearing the wrong shoes!  At a rough guess I would think a light stud or road shoe will be fine. It also says look out for tree roots but my experience of trail and country means you have to look out for everything, you have to concentrate all the time. See your team captains if you need to register (or me) and don’t forget to bring your vest.

See you all Sunday, Rob

 Men Ormesby after race Ladies Ormesby before race

Harriers at the NYSD Cross Country fixture at Ormesby Hall

Some of the men’s team –  Stephan Tomaszewski, Duncan Fothergill, Martyn Coy, Rob Burn, Marc Davies, Andy Butcher, Craig Ivey, Drikus van der Westhuisen

Some of the ladies’ team – Tracy Holden, Gillian Crane, Alison Butcher, Liz Stephenson, Bev Davies, Nicola Booth, Christine Burn, Marian Codling, Lucy Verrill, Tracey Lowther