Week Ahead – Sunday 8th March 2020

Afternoon All

Brace yourselves, because this week’s email is full of important information just for you!

2020/2021 Membership Renewal
The Club Committee hope you have enjoyed running with Nidd Valley during the past year, but it’s now time to renew your subscriptions. We have a great schedule of races in our 2020 Club Championships and at the recent AGM, after sound financial management and a healthy return from the Guy Fawkes 10, the club decided to hold the annual subscription at £40.00p.a. for an adult membership.

You will all be receiving an email shortly from Graham, the Membership Secretary, but you can also crack on and renew now by completing the renewal form here Nidd Valley Road Runner Membership (Renewal) Form which contains some important consent information.

Evening League. 19/5/20. Big Club Commitment!
Marshals and Catering.

As you know we are hosting an evening league race this year on 19th May. It’s the first of the evening league races, and we expect it to be a big race.  Cath Barber has taken on the role of race director and is busy with the formalities around route adjudication and licences.

Marshal Request and Chief Marshal.
We need a minimum of 70 marshals for this race, and one person to act as the Chief Marshal. If you can help out please let Cath know by emailing her on catherinelucybarber@hotmail.co.uk

Catering Team.
Sylvia is taking the lead on catering but she needs a minimum of 8 volunteers to help out on the evening of Monday 18th May for a couple of hours and then on the race evening Tuesday 19th May.
If you can help out please email Sylvia on sylviamorten1@gmail.com

Leaflet drop and a combined plogging run.
There will be an evening league information leaflet drop to houses along the race route, together with a bit of plogging! This will take place on Tuesday 12th May as yes, you’ve guessed it, we need as many people as possible please.  (Plogging = jogging and litter picking)

There will be more information and reminders regarding this closer to the date.

New Nidd Valley Vests and tee shirts.

Cut off date for discounted tee shirts etc is this Friday 13/3/20.

Please complete an order using the form on this webpage http://niddvalleyroadrunners.co.uk/merchandise/  Images of the garments can be found at this link

Please refer to the email from Graham Hyde dated Monday 2/3/20 for full information including prices.

Superstar Award.  Michelle Smith
We have decided to announce the recipients of any of our monthly superstar awards in the weekly email systeml. This is to ensure everyone is aware of the winners, and their contribution to the club.
It also acts a reminder for you to nominate anyone you think deserves recognition as a superstar to any of the committee.

So, this months winner is Michelle Smith.
Michelle still remains the only qualified junior athletics coach. If Michelle isn’t present for the juniors training sessions there is no training. She may have stepped down as the junior chair but her selfless commitment to coaching week after week makes her a worthy winner of our superstar award.
Several juniors have made the transition to the seniors club, these young athletes represent the future, and as the seniors club we wholeheartedly support all the work by the junior committee, coaches and assistants.
Michelle will receive a £20 voucher from Up&Running.

COVID. 19. Coronavirus.

The committee are alert to the potential for races to be cancelled. It is being monitored, together with any impact on our club championship races. In the meantime as per the governments general health advice members are encouraged to keep singing the national anthem, happy birthday or baby shark do do do do do do whilst washing hands!

On that note I’ll mention the actual week ahead!

The Week Ahead.

Tuesday 10/3/20. Intervals. Speed session 4/6.
The Oval
Emma and Jeff will be coaching this session.
7pm from the club or 7.10pm at The Oval. Please be warmed up and ready to run.

There is always the option of a social run from the club for anyone not doing the interval session.

Thursday 12/3/20 Social Club Run.
Route. Green Lane.
Claro Road, Hospital, Slingsby Walk, Oatlands Drive, Hookstone Road to M7S, Leadhall Lane, Green Lane, Beckwith Road, Otley Road.
7 miles with options to add or reduce the distance.

Sunday 15/3/20 Thirsk 10 mile road championship race.

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. See and be seen!
Use a head torch.
Warm up and stretch off after running.
Buddy up with someone where possible and watch out for new members.
Report any injuries to Bec Carman our Welfare Rep, or any Committee member.

Best Wishes, Christine
NVRR Chair.

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