Rob’s weekly blog and training update w/c 15/04/19

CHAMPIONSHIP RACES; please note a couple of changes to help the clash with Gormire Gamble (see bottom of email)



CHAMPIONSHIP RACE – Hartlepool Marina 5 Mile Road Race – start 10:30am

The Historic Quay, Hartlepool Marina, Hartlepool, TS24 0XZ



FELL RACE – Gisborough Moors, start Guisborough Rugby Club, Belmangate, Guisborough at 10:30am

(check necessary kit list)


7pm. Athletic Club.  

Group warm up then split into two groups. Core work and running, changing groups after 20 mins

Core work with Sonja and Jody

Running with Ken and Duncan   – 3 x( 90secs,60secs,30secs/equal recovery) 1 min between sets . Slightly faster than 5k pace but smooth and relaxed.  If tired/raced from day before then slower than 10k pace. Roughly 20 mins then change over.

Beginners group – Week 2. Back football field. There is still room for one or two more to join us. Target race is Fountains parkrun, first Saturday in July. Have you all done your homework this week?


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.


Little Freddie’s Challenge. White Horse car park. Donations please.

I now have around 100 names with plenty of maybes. If the night is warm and everyone brings a friend, then we are going to be just a little bit busy. Please arrive early and get your eyes used to the light and to get to know the course. (also, to get a car park and car share if possible) Please, I need volunteers to help mark out from 4pm onwards and course walkers/ marshals to show people around the course from 6pm, registration opens at 5.30pm. Everyone to sign in and to sign out. Bring a mug for a drink, bring nibbles for afterwards, bring some money and please for everyone to help clear the course the moment we are finished. This is going to be the biggest training session at TASH.  The events of the night will dictate as to hard you train but most of all, please enjoy it.

If anyone is at a loose end on Saturday morning 10.30 then you could come and join us clearing a few paths for Wednesday night.


7pm sharp, Starting from Sutton Bank visitors centre.

Bring a clean jumper and some beer tokens for refreshments afterwards at Kilburn pub.

Message from the head-coach:

Redcar 5k. Brilliant night for running but just a little bit cold for watching. A big turnout and lots of pb’s to boast about. I do miss not being able to run but also enjoy watching all the hard work that gets put in coming to fruition. Watching someone pushing their body above and beyond and then seeing the joy at the finish, I love it. I also enjoyed the fish and chips afterwards!!

3 months, 3 holidays, 3 different continents. Shortly we will be going to the Arctic to run with the polar bear. This is a trip we have been planning for 3 years, I only hope I can start running soon!!

See you on Sunday, Rob


Note for the diary: Lakes weekend is 15th & 16th November 2019, further details later.



Fell Races (check necessary kit list)

Apr 14th – Gisborough” Moors, start Guisborough Rugby Club, Belmangate, Guisborough at 10:30am

Apr 28th – Blakey Blitz, start Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge, nr Castleton, Kirkbymoorside at 10:30am




Apr 14th -Hartlepool Marina 5 mile. Mostly along prom.

 May 12th  –  Ripon 10 – challenging – multi-terrain. Sun am Enter early

 May 21st  – HDSRL Harrogate – Tues  evening.

 June 4th – HDSRL Ripon – Tues  evening.

 June 20th  – HDSRL Dragons – Thurs evening

 July 7th  – Kilburn 7 – scenic road race – Coxwold, Byland, Oldstead. Sun pm Ent early

 July 28th –  James Herriot 14k  (Fell) – 2 long hills, stony tracks. Sun am Enter early

 Aug 11th –  Darlington 10k – flat 2 lap road race. Sun am. Potential PB course  “  “

Aug 21st – Sessay Swift 6k – local flat road race – 7.30 pm Wed evening

 Sept 1st – Tholthorpe 10k – fast, slightly undulating road race. Sun am Enter early

 Sep 29th – Redcar Half Marathon

 Oct 6th – Saltergate Gallows Fell Race, 17k, 430m ascent  e.o.d REPLACEMENT / ALTERED RACE

 Oct 27th – Whixley 10k – multi terrain

 Nov 3rd –  Guy Fawkes 10 – mostly on road, with some significant hills  Enter early REPLACEMENT / ALTERED RACE

 Nov/Dec – XC (to be arranged) 1 cross country

 (e.o.d – enter on the day, at race)

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