Week Ahead – 15th March 2020

Afternoon All

I hope this finds you all fit and healthy. What a week!

I know you’ve heard this all week, but I’m going to have to talk about the Coronavirus. Sarah has posted a couple of updates regarding races and some links to England Athletics regarding advice, but to be fair they’re not saying much.

My thoughts are these – we continue to meet for our Tuesday and Thursday club nights; it goes without saying, if you have any symptoms, or have visited a high risk area, please don’t come along.
The advice on minimising close contact and regularly washing hands still stands and will help.
The committee is keeping a close eye on up to date advice, and will inform you if there are any changes to our usual routine.

On a positive note, I want to say well done to everyone racing at Thirsk today. I hope you all enjoyed it and ran well.

If you haven’t already done so, please remember to renew your club membership using the link Nidd Valley Road Runner Membership (Renewal) Form

Tuesday 17/3/20 Intervals. Speed Session 5/6
Derwent Road.

This is a change to the planned location. There have been some building and road works recently set up in the area we had intended to use, and it’s not safe to be running at speed around our usual loop.

7pm from the club or 7.10pm at Derwent Road.. Please be warmed up and ready to run.
Sarah and Cath will be there to coach you through the session.

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

Thursday 19/3/20. Social Club Run.

Route. Mallinson.
Claro Road, hospital, Slingsby Walk to Stray Rein, turn left along St James Drive, Tewit Well Road to Leeds Road, past M&S to Firs Crescent, Mallinson Oval to Leadhall Lane, turn right onto Rossett Drive to Pannal Ash Road, Otley Road across the Stray to Victoria Avenue, North Park Road, Park Parade and back to the club.
6.2 miles.

Saturday 21/3/20
Wetherby Park Run. Cross Country championship race.
Please check this closer to the date, as there’s a chance it will be cancelled due to health concerns.

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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