What a busy weekend it’s been for Nidd Valley and what a fantastic weekend too!
Our Guy Fawkes 10 mile race was a huge success once again. It’s times like this that the real team work, friendship and sheer hard work is so obvious among our members.
So many people have helped to make the race a success: from the Chief Marshal, Debbie Dilasser, our treasurer Sylvia Morten Cath Barber with the signs, Ian as Guy Fawkes himself to the bag packers on Saturday, the race day marshals, the car parking monitors, the tee shirt monitors and those people involved in registration and results. So many to mention so if you haven’t been named please forgive me!
A special mention and huge thanks to Sam Fugill, the race director, who has been planning and preparing for this since early summer. As you might imagine, the logistics and red tape for such a race are vast; and Sam’s spread sheets are works of art in their own right. Without Sam, this race would not be the success it is.
Lets celebrate the race and watch Sam unwind as we eat pizza tonight and start to think about the week ahead.
Route. Supermarket Run. 7 miles.
Railway path to Asda, through town to Waitrose, Stray Rein or Oatlands Drive, Showground, Wetherby Road, Freemans Corner, Forest Moor Lane,Morrisons, Kingsley Drive.
There are options to peel off at various points and run a shorter route.
Route. Knaresborough. 6 to 8 miles.
Over the railway bridge, turning right onto the Greenway, Bilton Lane turning right towards The Gardeners Arms and into Knaresborough.
There are several options from this point including:-
a) Retracing your steps but maintaining the pace or increasing your pace. Also known as a negative split and great race training.
b) Waterside to Calcutt, Forest Moor Road, Morrisons and Kingsley Drive.
c) Knaresborough Road to Kingsley Drive.
A head torch will be required as the path from the Gardeners Arms isn’t lit.
Pacing Groups. Social Run.
Group 1. – Approx 8 to 8.30 minute mile pace
Group 2. – Approx 9 to 9.30 minute mile pace
Group 3. – Approx 10 to 10.30 minute mile pace
Group 4 – Approx 10.30 to 11 minute mile pace
Group 5 – Social, recovery run with no pace in mind but a chance to chat as you jog, going as far as you want.
Health and Safety Briefing.
Wear high viz / fluorescent clothing.
Use a head torch.
Warm up and stretch off after running.
Buddy up with someone where possible.
Report any injuries to Bec Carman our Welfare Rep, or any Committee member.
Best Wishes, Christine.