Rob’s weekly blog and training update w/c 25/12/17

SUNDAY 24th DECEMBER – CHRISTMAS EVE
Jody is planning on a social run around Thirsk in the morning.  8am, meet at Leisure centre
Or
Kilburn Woods run organised by Martyn, we aim to meet at 9am at Osgoodby car park (on the road between Balk and Kilburn). 5 or 6 miler on tracks/trail. its hilly and probably muddy. steady pace.

Maybe the two runs could meet after in Wetherspoons for brunch?!

MONDAY 25th DECEMBER – CHRISTMAS DAY
Phillip is RD at the Northallerton parkrun, so take a moment to run 5km and support him if you are able.

WEDNESDAY 27th DECEMBER
Guisborough Woods fell race starts at 11am (Registration Guisborough Rugby Club) – 8.8km/376km.

6pm Athletic Club. Please note the time!! Ok! Yes, i know it’s Christmas but Christine and I planned to have a bit of a workout and we would like you (if you want!) to join us. Paul and Helen have volunteered to give us a bit of a warm up and then we could do 35 minutes of intervals with rolling recoveries, nothing serious but just a gentle roll out to remove a few of the cobwebs. We can then also perhaps see what you have been given for Christmas but make sure you bring your head torch, I can’t guarantee the tennis lights being switched on. It may also be a good idea if someone comes along with a key for the store shed (please!) as I guess that is where all my markers are. Showers and changing will be available.

SUNDAY 31st DECEMBER – NEW YEAR’S EVE
Jolly Holly Jog, Ripon, blow away the Christmas cobwebs at the Jolly Holly Jog – a one-lap, scenic, multi-terrain undulating course of approximately 10k that is run mainly on footpaths through the magnificent Studley Royal deer park near to Ripon and Fountains Abbey (RACE FULL)

MONDAY 1st JANUARY – NEW YEAR’S DAY
Captain Cooks fell race – FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP RACE OF 2018 – starts at 11am (Registration in the Royal Oak Bar, Great Ayton) – 8km/318m

Message from the chairman:
Have a great Christmas everyone and I look forward to 2018 where the club grows from strength to strength.  I know Joshua can’t wait to do his FIRST championship race on the 1st of January; unsure how the age adjustment will affect his time!
Message from Rob Burn:
I would like to wish you all a very merry and happy Christmas and hope all your dreams come wrapped up in a present under the Christmas tree. Our Grandchildren have told us they have a present for us but it’s a secret and they can’t tell us what it is, but we haven’t to eat it all at once!!
Love and best wishes to you all, Rob

FUTURE RACE LISTS
Stockton 5k Winter Trail Series is good, usually 10am start,.  All near to Stockton
Jan 21st – Wynyard Woodland Park
Feb 25th – Tees Barrage
Mar 25th – Ropner Park
Also
Jan 7th – Stuart Pailor Memorial Race (Old Monks Race), about 5 miles, multi terrain – Hart near Hartlepool
Jan 21st – Ormesby Hall Cross Country
Feb 18th – Richmond Cross Country
Mar 4th – Lightwater Valley 10k Challenge
Mar 25th – Ropner Park 5k Trail
Apr 1st –  Hartlepool Marina – 5 mile
Apr 25th – Spring Coast Road 5k
May 13th – Ripon 10
June 5th – HDSRL Skipton (Prov)
June 19th – HDSRL Ilklely (Prov)
July 8th  – Kilburn 7
July 29th – James Herriot 14k (Fell Race)
Aug 12th – Darlington 10k
Aug 22nd – Sessay Swift 6k
Sept 2nd  – Tholthorpe 10k
Sept 30th – Lockton Limping Fell Race
Oct 7th –  Bridlington Half Marathon
Nov 4th – Guy Fawkes 10