Rob’s weekly blog and training update w/c 29/01/18

Relax! I can’t find a race

REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR 2018 MEMBERSHIP FORM IF NOT HANDED IN YET. If the tax office can impose a £100 penalty, then maybe we should…. lol. Deadline is the 31st January.

7pm Thirsk school. Inside with Sonja; I great turnout last week, let’s have the same again please.
Large group last week; so, I’m guessing that this will be the first week that I, Duncan, will take a group outside. The outdoor session will be focusing on running and will take place on the school field. We will meet in the school gym first. 10 mins warm up then 30 mins of 40 seconds brisk with 40 seconds easy which will mirror the inside group and help keep everyone at the similar level. Trying to keep the pulse at the same level as those inside.

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 Athletic Club. Sonja and Liv will be taking the session at TAC as Rob is on his jollies.
10-minute warm ups with 30 minutes 10k pace with rolling recoveries. That is two thirds of the track at slightly faster than 10k pace with the other third of the track jog recovery at a pace that is comfortable. We’ll alternate the direction we travel every 10 minutes to stop boredom creeping in!! Cool down and stretches. We need to start on time to nicely fit in around the hour.

Run Durham Dalton Park Winter 10k, – 10k FLAT starts at 10am

Muddy Boots 10k, Ripon – 10k MULTI starts at 11am

Message from the chairman:
Great to see another nice write up in the D&S thanks Marian! Ormesby hall cross country saw 22 harriers out in the snow. Bring on Richmond on the 18th February!!

Stockton 5k Winter Trail Series is good, usually 10am start. All near to Stockton, Feb 25th – Tees Barrage then on Mar 25th – Ropner Park.

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

Feb 18th – XC Richmond – 5 to 6 miles, mainly grass. Sun am
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 (NOTE: CHANGE OF DATE) – 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. (Provisional)
June 19th – HDSRL – Ilkley- Tues evening. Hilly, mostly on road (Provisional)
June – HDSRL (to be arranged)
July 8th – Kilburn 7 – scenic road race – Coxwold, Byland, Oldstead. Sun pm
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 pmWed 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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