Rob’s weekly blog and training update w/c 26/02/18


Stockton 5k Winter Trail – Tees Barrage

Tees Barrage, The Beefeater Talpore, Whitewater Way, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees TS17 6QB

Totally New to these Winter Series this 5k trail is open to any level of ability from a club runner to a recreation runner. This exciting route offers a mix of terrain from tarmac to woodland. Taking in the watercourse, running along the Tees then into the scenic woodland. Watch out for the seals and other creatures on route! Are You Up For It??

Registration 09:00 – 09:45 at the Talpore Restaurant (upstairs), race starts at 10:00

Please note: that full payment must be paid at registration (cash only). Cost: £5 if affiliated, £7 if unattached.
FREE car parking. Not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. No dogs allowed.


7pm Thirsk school. Inside with Jody, similar to last week’s session

Or outdoor session. We will meet in the school gym first, then outside by 7.05pm please; 10 mins warm up outside then 40 mins of (4 mins + 1 min recovery, then 4 mins + 2 mins recovery) x 4. Lots of running again this week.


Social run from Thirsk and Sowerby leisure centre at 7pm (meet in foyer) on well-lit paths and pavements. 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.


7pm Thirsk school. Then monthly time trial on STATION ROAD; If you have not done one before, give it a go as it is only 2 miles and a great way of seeing how you are improving as the year goes on.
Starting from Lidl / Tesco to the train station and back. Any helpers please contract me (Duncan)
Please, if possible wear a hi-vis vest.

CHAMPIONSHIP RACE – Lightwater Valley 10k Challenge – Start time: 11.30am

multi-terrain race that takes you around the Lightwater Valley Theme Park and into the surrounding countryside. It is a combination of flat and undulating pathways, following countryside gravel tracks and off-road running. It could be muddy!

Registration, number collection open at 9.30am closes at 11.10am- PROMPT

Message from the chairman:

Obviously, I must mention again the Richmond cross-country and how well we all did as a team. How pleased I am to see Joshua pick up 50 points in the championship and Donna again getting 50 points for the ladies. The conditions were great which meant some vast improvements for many of us from 2017 windy day. Lets see how we get on at Lightwater valley, would be good to have a team photo around 11am on the corner. Good luck!

Advance note: We as a club are part of Thirsk Athletes Club (TAC) and from time to time we need to provide members to cover the bar for other clubs with TAC. On Saturday 31st March we need members to cover the bar, if you are interested please see either myself, Stephan Tomaszewski or Paul Goacher. Training would be provided prior to the night.



Helmsley 10K Run – 1st April 10am, multi terrain race partly on road, partly on forestry track and footpaths and fields

Ben Campbell 5k & 10k Trail Run, Saturday, April 7 at 10am. White Horse bank, Kilburn
Please follow the link below to make your entries

Mar 4th – Lightwater Valley Challenge – multi-terrain (MT) 10k – Sun am
Mar 25th – Ropner Park 5k Trail – fairly level. Sun am e.o.d, register in advance
Apr 15th – Hartlepool Marina 5 – flat – mostly along the prom. Sun am
Apr 25th – Spring Coast Road 5k Wed 7.15pm – flat, Redcar Rugby Club, enter in advance
May 13th – Ripon 10 – challenging – multi-terrain. Sun am
June 5th – HDSRL – Skipton – Tues evening.
June 19th – HDSRL – Ilkley- Tues evening. Hilly, mostly on road
July 8th – Kilburn 7 – scenic road race – Coxwold, Byland, Oldstead. Sun pm
July 17th – HDSRL Nidd Valley – Tues evening.
July 29th – James Herriot 14k (Fell) – 2 long hills, stony tracks. Sun am
Aug 12th – Darlington 10k – flat 2 lap road race. Sun am. Potential PB course
Aug 22nd – Sessay Swift 6k – local flat road race – 7.30 pm Wed evening
Sept 2nd – Tholthorpe 10k – fast, slightly undulating road race. Sun am
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/Dec – XC (to be arranged) 1 cross country
(e.o.d – enter on the day, at race)

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