Secretary Content

April 2024

Hollie Edeson

Criteria for April was attending 2 or more training session, Hollie says:

'I joined the club as I have recently moved to Thirsk, so wanted to meet some new people. I’ve not been running long, so after several failed attempts to get into running, I’m aiming to get comfortable with finishing a steady 5K without being too out of breath!'

Special recognition award April 2024

Clare Tempest

Sometimes you see something which really captures the whole spirit of taking part in events and supporting each other.  When the TaSH committee saw the picture of Clare Tempest helping another runner to cross the finish line at the London Marathon recently, they were unanimous in wanting to recognise her kindness.  A really generous gesture from a great member and athlete. 

March 2024

Richard Grant

For helping out and taking groups at training as a responsible adult. For taking the LiRF training course and joining the coaching team. For taking part in and completing the Hardmoors 55 and for generally being a good club member and helping when and wherever he can. 

February 2024

Hannah Stones

For running her first xcountry race. Attending training sessions, always with a smile and giving her best. Also for something I wouldn't recommend! Running a xcountry in a pair of shoes that were fifteen years old. Please put this voucher towards purchasing a new pair when you get the chance. Be proud of who you are and what you have achieved. Well done!

January 2024

Kerri-Lee Wooding

Kerri-Lee started the month with her very first fell race and ended it with a PB in the handicap. In between she did the cross country & has generally thrown herself into club life - social media for club, supporting T10 and weekly training all with very positive, cheerful and supportive approach.

December 2023

Connie Anderson and Jess Lewis

Connie & Jess (Juniors) started with the club early 2023. I had started in the November before and thought it maybe a good idea for Connie to join and see if she liked it to help with her fitness. With that in mind I knew Jess was an already established successful trail runner and asked her mum if Jess fancied coming along too … and we have never looked back!

The girls have thoroughly enjoyed training on a Wednesday evening. Everyone is so great with the girls even when they spend half their time wrestling each other to the floor on warm ups. Members encourage them and support them and have included them in events such as the Cleveland Relays. The girls had a great day and felt part of the team!

The progression I have seen has been invaluable. All other sports at school seem to have fallen into place as Connie now has a high general level of fitness. In addition, Jess is a great competitive swimmer, which running intervals can only compliment. The girls have recently run a lot of cross country against other schools and have done amazing! They have recently represented Scarborough & District. The club have been good enough to buy the girls running spikes which gives them their best chance.

The club has helped them not only with their fitness but also being part of a club ‘team’ has made getting fit enjoyable! Even their brothers have now joined much to their disgust.

Thanks TaSH for supporting the girls!

Hannah & Heidi

November 2023

Fran Jeffery

Fran was first lady home in Kilburn Kanter (24 miles with almost 3,500 ft of elevation & plenty of mud) in just over 5 hours. Also of note, this was consecutive day 1,653 that Fran has streaked. (that's run at least a mile, not got naked!)

October 2023

Tom Levi

...for his outstanding performances in the summer fell championship and winning the championship overall. The first T&SH male club member to have won it for some thirty years.

September 2023

Annie Hedger

During lockdown Annie tried the coach to 5k by herself and found it very hard running by herself. She joined the coach to 6k in May 2023 and attended the 12-week course. Along to way Annie completed a time trial, Fountains Abbey parkrun and Sessay Swift 6k. Annie always has a positive attitude and a smile on her face. Since July she has completed 10 different parkruns

August 2023

Carol Thompson

During the past year Carol has become a regular member at training sessions (rain or shine!!) and is not afraid to try something new. In the past few months she has competed in her first 10 mile trail/road race, her first  fell race, her first HDSRL x country fixture and just recently won the summer handicap in Wass Woods. I won't mention her age but if you want inspiration then it is not too late for you to take on a fresh challenge. Look out for her at the next xcountry.

July 2023

Jody Sygrove

For standing in and taking control of both indoor training sessions during the previous winter when there was a severe shortage of coaches. Also for helping to organise the recent couch to 5k group this summer. Ever present and reliable. Thank you Jody on behalf of all the Harriers. Your input is appreciated.

June 2023

Kirsty Naylor

Kirsty has been awarded Member of the Month for June 2023 for her all-round participation in the club and encouragement of others to join.  Kirsty finished first lady in the 44 miler, Wolds Rangers Way Ultra.  She is also the only club member to have completed all of the club Championship races for this year to date. Keep moving forwards Kirsty, well done!

May 2023

Paul Peacock

Probably one of the most unassuming high running achievers in the Club and a top person. Paul, after an absence caring for family returned to Club training & racing. Then he qualified via the Brass Monkey half to run for England in the Chester half marathon vs Wales & got to wear an England vest. Very well done Paul and so good to see you wearing the club vest again.