WELCOME TO THE Thirsk and Sowerby harriers

Welcome to Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers – proudly celebrating over forty-five years of running in North Yorkshire. Formed in October 1977, Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers has grown into one of the friendliest and most respected clubs in Yorkshire. Our members come from all over Hambleton and Ryedale with a wide variety of ages and abilities. 

Whether your passion is road, trail or fell, weekly parkrun, 10kms or marathons, the club can offer support, guidance, and inspiration. We’re a friendly bunch so why not pop along to one of our weekly training sessions and say hello ?

 

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CHAMPS :
Parkrun Knavesmire 5k
18th February 2023

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NYSD League:
R+Z Old Racecourse
5th February 2023

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Club News

Parkrun and more

Parkrun and more

Fourteen Harriers were among the 418 runners at Fountains Abbey on Saturday helping Pete Jackson and Duncan Fothergill celebrate their milestone 50th park run on a fine, dry, cold morning.  Mike Cropper was once again first club finisher, 58th in 21.48 with Bronwyn Mayo 64th in 22.03 and Walter...

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Thirsk 10 mile race

Thirsk 10 mile race

Work is well in hand now for the popular Thirsk 10, and entries are invited at bookitzone.com.  The 10 mile race over roads, and mostly level - unless you count a couple of railway bridges - is ideal for a personal best time if you are a regular runner, but also for more recent starters who can...

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Our Coaches

Rob Burn, Head Coach

Our head coach, and Yorkshire legend, Rob has been with the Harriers for over 40 years, and has been running even longer.

He has participated in running events in all 7 continents and won the Innovation Award 2021 by England Athletics.

Rob keeps our training activities and trial events running smoothly when he is not carrying out training sessions himself. You may also find him out on the moors hitting the trails.

Andy Butcher

Coach

Yorkshire lad, and former Endurance Leader in the British Army, Andy trained to become a Coach in Running Fitness in 2015.

With a  fantastic sense of humour and running knowledge,  Andy loves to inspire beginners and novices looking for improvement on their running skills.

When he's not coaching you're likely to see Andy up on Sutton Bank with his energetic young Spaniel, Henry, trotting ahead.

Bronwyn Mayo

Coach in Running Fitness

South African born Bronwyn moved up north and joined the Harriers in early 2021 after spending 17 years in London and Surrey.

Bronwyn has already qualified as a Coach in Running Fitness as well as Leader in Running Fitness.  With her warm smile, friendly approach and calm manner, Bronwyn is an extremely popular coach.

She has recently completed her 250th park run and has successfully run the famous Comrades Ultra in her home country of South Africa.

Lorraine Hiles

Lorraine completed recently her Leadership in Running Fitness qualification and started immediately her coaching on our regular training sessions.

Matt Jones

Matt completed recently his Leadership in Running Fitness with England Athletics. He enjoys running and racing any distance up to marathon, both on and off road. Matt brings positive energy and enthusiasm to the club and supports runners to reach their goals.

Nick Swatton

Originally from Bromley in Kent, Nick felt the call of the North and moved to Yorkshire in 2021 and joined the Harriers immediately.

After competing in 3km chase races, he qualified as a coaching assistant in 2019 because he wanted to give something back to others.

Nick loves shorter distances and loves sharing his love of 'shorter and faster' in his sessions.

Nigel Morgan

Leader in Running Fitness

Tom Levi

Leader in Running Fitness

Walter Bussutil

Want To Run Farther and Faster?

If you want to know more about the club, then why not pop along to one of our Monday, or Wednesday training sessions. Here you’ll find a friendly group of enthusiastic runners training under the expert eye of one of our fantastic coaches. The club guarantee’s a proper Yorkshire welcome, especially extended to those who come to ‘test’ us.

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