Harrogate District Summer Race League

Good evening everyone,

A message from Sarah Chalmers:

As some of you are aware I am the new ladies captain stepping into Michelle’s shoes, which is a daunting task given all the hard work she has done for the club over the years. I am not new to the committee having a done a few years as both Secretary and as a General Member. Those who know me, and for those that don’t, I have been a member of Nidd Valley for a good many years now, I still remember the very smelly changing rooms at our old club HQ at Starbeck Railway and indeed the after run drinks in the Dagger! I am a keen off road runner, and am most at home on the fells, but, where the views will distract me, do the odd road race, and I love love cross country.

Anyway on to business, and my first job is to remind everyone to enter this year’s summer evening league series. The League website is here For those of you who are new to the club these are a series of races, between 5-6 miles, mainly on road, but including off road paths, organised by the local running clubs. All races are followed by food provided for by the host club, its fair to say that when Nidd host the food is always commented on as it’s the Best! These races are always well supported by the club and you are sure of a big cheer as you cross the finish line. It is also a great way to meet other runners for the local club. Although these are races, and there are prizes for the winning clubs, it is also friendly and a nice way to spend a summer evening. There is a one-off fee to cover the whole series of races and the handicap race, which is the concluding race and includes presentations of both the league club prizes and individual prizes. The cost of entry for the five races and food is a bargain at £13.00.

The link below will take you to the racebest site for entries and there is also more details about the races and a link to the HDSRL website, this is where you will find details of the race locations and courses in due course.

The first race is hosted by Harrogate Harriers and Martin and I will be there to hand out your numbers.

I want to join in !

21st May – Harrogate Harriers and AC

4th June – Ripon Runners

20th June Dragons Running Club

2nd July – Knaresborough Striders

17th July – Wetherby Runners

Thank you all.


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