Not sure a running club is for you?

Well that may be because you haven't run with Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers - the home of running in Hambleton!

We cater for all running abilities - from those new to running, those who run a 5k distance all the way up to a full marathon and beyond, both on or off road, offering support and encouragement to get you running and keep you running!

If you enjoy running and are looking for new routes or just some company on your run, why not give us a try. Maybe you are keen to run in an organised racing event, or perhaps you need support for the gruelling training for a marathon?


England Athletics Awards 2021

The Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers club receiving the awards for Club of the Year 2021 as well as Innovation in Athletics and Running 2021 from England Athletics.

Club of the Year 2021

Our Chair, Helen Ashworth receiving the Club of the Year Award 2021 from Heidi Bradley, Club Manager of England Athletics.

Innovation in Athletics and Running

Our Head Coach, Rob Burn receiving the Innovation in Athletics and Running Award 2021 from Heidi Bradley, Club Manager of England Athletics.



  • Monday & Wednesday training nights run for one hour starting at 7PM at the Sowerby Sports Village
  • All weekly training sessions are sent out by email and are available on the Training Blog
  • The Club Championship is being run partially as a virtual event until further notice. Click here for details



We hold regular 2 mile time trials on our own special routes, with three handicap races a year, with prizes for all! And do not forget to join us after training on a Wednesday at the bar at the Thirsk Athletic Club!

We also enter a local mid week summer race league (HDSRL), winter cross country league and hold a club championship which consists of a variety of running types, fell, cross country and road races.

In addition, you can usually find a number of social runs being arranged by members during the week, with all welcome.  

So come along any Monday or Wednesday evening and enjoy a run with the Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers.

New members are extremely welcome!

Please check out head coach Rob's blog  or Facebook page for the latest training plan and club updates; please send in your race reports as it is good to hear what races the club has been represented at

Member of the Month

Every month a Harrier will be chosen as "Member of the Month".  This might be awarded because of the effort shown in training, personal goals achieved, dedication following a return from injury or simply by helping out!  Read more about previous winners.

  • Jack Fisher

    Jack Fisher for his great start to 2020 with a fantastic time at Captains Cook’s fell race and also at XC Ormesby Hall

  • Paul Chapman

    Paul Chapman for his successful Hardmoors series and his inspiring work with Ewan 

  • Alan Simpson

    Alan Simpson for great running including his first 35 mile run and park run PB.  

Save the date: 13th March, 2022

2022 Thirsk 10


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