Rob’s weekly blog and training update w/c 10/09/18

Good luck to those members running the Great North Run today. Hope you enjoy the day/
The Simplyhealth Great North Run is the biggest half marathon in the UK and the World with over 57,000 runners taking part in the famous 13.1 mile – And you are part of it!!

6.50’ish Thirsk School, Topcliffe road.
Football field, that’s just to the left of the car park. I did hear rumours of a 24 minute RAF circuit but they might just have been rumours!! If the weather is fine we should be able to get a full session in..

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.

6.50’ish Thirsk School, Topcliffe road. I’m trying to get a full session in.
I hope to set it up as last week with three different groups, this will help the newer coaches gain a little confidence which we will all benefit from. Please join your “pitch” as you arrive and get straight into warm ups. We can have a chat while we do a little core work shortly afterwards. The interval session will once again be around 24 minutes.

This week I want to try grouping similar paced runners into small groups within a group. I’ll explain why on the night.

Message from the chairman:
Tholthorpe 10k; well done everyone, it was a hot one. I was gutted to have missed the race on Sunday due to illness. However, I managed to walk to mile 2 and see most of you run by. I always enjoy watching races and it was great to see and listen to a guy, who was stood in the middle of the road with his guitar, singing his heart out. May be Rob could sing at Busby Stoop during the Thirsk 10 ?


First Aid Course
I’m trying to organise a Sports Emergency First Aid course at the Athletic club. This is a 3hr course, the club will pay the fee and it will take place at night in either September or October, but I need to know names and numbers ASAP. We are allowed a maximum of twelve in the group and I have two names so far. Once I know there is an interest then I can start looking for dates. You can reply via this email because Fran likes to hear from you all from time to time!!!
Cheers Rob


Sunday 23rd September – Kirkstall Abbey 7. 7 mile multi-terrain, mostly flat course starting and finishing within the spectacular grounds of Kirkstall Abbey –
Sunday 23rd September – Sutton Park 10k, Sutton on the Forest, YO61 1DW. A flat rural course on parkland tracks, surfaced and farm roads.
Sunday 30th September – Redcar festival of running. Various distances.

Sunday 14th October – Richmond Castle 10k 11am

Sunday 21st October – Shaun Lee Johnston 10-mile race. Mostly off road, near Boroughbridge 11am start

Sunday 28th October – Whixley 10k. 11am. A multi-terrain run 95% off road 10k run across fields, tracks and bridal ways. A scenic run around Whixley and the surrounding area

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 18th – Preston Park cross country
(e.o.d – enter on the day, at race)

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