Ormesby Hall Cross Country
What we do
Regular Training Sessions
We train regularly on Mondays and Wednesdays evenings at the Sowerby Sports Village. During the winter months we offer both indoor and outdoor training opportunities for all abilities.
Our regular time trials are a great way of recording how your running is going. Taking place in different locations they are also a fantastic way to meet others and run in a different part of the area whilst seeing how you are progressing
Each year we hold a club championship which includes a combination of short races, road races and fell races, long races and even a half marathon run.
Over the year there are plenty of opportunities to collect points, but don’t worry if if you don’t feel ready for a half marathon distance just yet. You can still get your points without one.
Informal running groups
In the meantime we offer regular informal running opportunities and social evenings on several days of the week in the area for several skill levels. They are also a great opportunity to make new friends.
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.
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.
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 completed recently her Leadership in Running Fitness qualification and started immediately her coaching on our regular training sessions.
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.
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.
Leader in Running Fitness
Leader in Running Fitness
Want To Run Further and Faster?
If you want to know more about the club, then why not pop along to one of our Mondays’ or Wednesdays’ 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 guarantees a proper Yorkshire welcome, especially extended to those who come to test us.