Thurso Cross Country

It was a busy weekend for North Highland Harriers starting with hosting the North League Cross Country on Saturday. Full results can be found here, but the NHH results are:

Kevin Cormack 44.26
David Spencer 44.37
David Orr 46.32
David Stockan 47.19
Ryan Sutherland 47.51
Colin Baxter 48.57
Michael Reid 54.52
Ian Walker 55.32
Sandy Christie 57.07

Hannah Patterson 35.13
Julie Richmond 37.30
Rebecca Sinclair 42.34






Beginner Sessions start Monday 15 January – Wick and Thurso

Is your 2018 goal to start running?  Maybe you have read about the Couch to 5k programme and been thinking about trying it, maybe your sight is set on running the Castle of Mey 10k this year. No matter what your running goals are North Highland Harriers (NHH) can help you achieve it.

NHH’s beginner sessions start again on Monday 15 January in both Wick and Thurso. The Wick group meets at Wick Youth Club at 6.00pm and the Thurso group meets at Thurso Squash Club at 6.00pm. Our sessions are free and are led by our experienced Jog Scotland leaders who will be there to support and guide you the entire time.

Everyone is welcome, nobody gets left behind and you will never hold anyone back. The beginners sessions are full of people who have never run before and everyone is supported. The sessions begin with 30 seconds of gentle running followed by 30 seconds of walking and build gradually from there, and before you know it each week you will be running more and walking less. We hope that by running in a group, you will find it easier to turn up each week and make improvements.

Don’t be afraid to come and give the beginners sessions a go, it is completely natural to have a few nerves at the first session, but you will receive a warm welcome, and before you know it the nerves will be gone. All you need is a pair of trainers and a willingness to put your trust in us and yourself in what you can achieve.

If you can’t make the first session on Monday 15 January don’t worry, you can still come along on Monday 22 or Monday 29 January.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Thurso Pack Runs

To get you ready for Inverness Half Marathon and beyond, Thurso Pack Runs on Sundays will continue through to April, dates and distances below.

07/01/18 – 7 or 5 miles
21/01/18 – 9 or 6 miles
04/02/18 – 10 or 6 miles
18/02/18 – 12 or 7 miles
25/03/18 – 10 or 6 miles
15/04/18 – 10 or 6 miles

Christmas and New Year Running

Training finishes for the festive period on Friday 22 December and we will back from Monday 8 January. However that is not an excuse to hang up the running trainers, below is what’s on for NHH runs and keep your eye on Facebook for informal runs.

Christmas Eve – setting up the Boxing Day hash, all offers of support to Sandy Christie

Boxing Day Hash – Dunnet Forest, 11.00am

New Years Day – Dorrey Dash, , 11.00am

Thursday 4 January – pack run in Wick, 5.30pm, meet at train station.