Rob’s Weekly Blog and Training Update w/c 25/01/16

Monday 25th Jan. 7pm Gym. Thirsk School


Wednesday 27th Jan. 7pm Sports Hall. Thirsk School.

A little bit of core work followed by a 2 mile time trial on station road. Thanks to all those who volunteered to do a little time keeping and we’ll see you complete with a woolly hat and top coat just outside Lidl

I guess we are all starting to get a little bit more organised with our training since the Christmas break and it’s good to see so many new faces at the training sessions these past few nights. Welcome to TSH and I hope you are enjoying your new challenge/venture. We have some brilliant coaches so listen to them carefully and I’m sure you will improve beyond belief. Don’t be afraid to ask them for advice as I’m sure they will be only too glad to help. I keep getting told that the training sessions are getting a lot harder than they used to be but actually they are not. They are just as challenging and fun as they’ve always been, It’s just that quite a few of us are getting a bit too old to remember. Maybe we should have been training a little harder in the past and then they would seem a little easier now!

Saturday 23rd January. Crosscountry. Redcar.

Hopefully you will all have been sent details and if we have any new members or juniors wanting to run, please arrive early so we can get you entered at least 30 minutes before you are due to run. If you require a vest then let me know via Fran and I can bring some with me. A long spike or stud will give you the best traction.

Northallerton parkrun Saturday February 13th. Valentine’s run! Peter has already had quite a number of members contact him volunteering their help to officiate but there are still a few places left. Remember we did it at Fountains for Halloween and it was hoped we would have the same response at Northallerton. If you can help then do so via the parkrun web site or see Peter at training.

A note from Rob…

Christine and I have just come back from Hong Kong where we have been staying with long time TSH members, Kaye and Stewart. Stewart is part of a veterinary team looking after 1800 horses at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Interestingly he mentioned around 30% of all horses are injured in one form or another at any one time, a bit like harriers. They both send their best wishes and just to let you know they both seem to be running very well. Stewart is hoping to climb Mt Cook in New Zealand before arriving back home next year, I only hope he is not using this for preparation for the weekend training in the Lakes the following autumn.

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