Week Ahead – Sunday 9th August 2020

Afternoon All

Blimey, what a busy week everyone has had! Smashing out 5K’s and 10K’s, with people celebrating PB’s, pushing hard in hot temperatures, coming back from injury or even walking whilst injured!

I’ve seen people teaming up to offer a sense of racing, pacing one another and generally offering lots of healthy encouragement.

A tremendous effort by everyone in our bid to hold on to the Mob Match 10K trophy and do ourselves proud in the inter club 5K challenge.

I cant wait to find out the results.

Thank you everyone.

I can’t write this email today without a mention of Andy Harris who has amazed so many of us with his determination, fitness, courage and sheer cycling prowess in completing his Everest challenge.

Andy cycled the height of Mount Everest 29,029 feet by continuously cycling up and down a hill known affectionately as the Birstwith Brute. A 15% gradient!

He began this monumental challenge at 7.30pm on Friday evening and cycled overnight into Saturday finishing just before midnight last night.

This is billed as one of the worlds hardest cycling challenges and he did it. Andy is raising money for St Michaels Hospice so if you’re interested to learn more please visit his Just Giving page titled Andrew’s Everesting.

Congratulations on smashing the challenge Andy!

So, back to the running and this week. We have our usual club nights and our very own virtual road race champs continue with a 10 mile event for you to do. This is a one week challenge with results to be submitted by Sunday 16th August to Sarah or Kevin.

Remember, you only have to do 4 of the 7 runs on offer to qualify for a participation award.


Tuesday 11/8/20

7pm Hockey Club.

Route to be decided on the evening depending on numbers. Have a look at the options to see if you have a preference or a new one in mind. 

There will be an off road route on offer too, setting off from the club.

Please use the link for full details. Club Routes

Thursday 13/8/20

7pm Hockey Club.

Route  10 Pannal .  7.80 miles with an option to make it shorter. I’ve chosen this again as I know it wasn’t ran by anyone last Tuesday!!

Dave Seaman is also leading a group on a 10K route from the car park at the Timble side of Fewston dam. More details will follow from Dave.

Please use the link for full details. Club Routes



Please do NOT ATTEND the club runs if you feel ill or have any COVID.19 symptoms and should you feel ill after attending the club with any COVID.19 symptoms please inform a member of the Committee as soon as possible, so we can trace other people in your group.

This is especially important as we are no longer using the booking on system.


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.

Warm up and stretch off after running.

Report any injuries to Bec Carman our Welfare Rep, or any Committee member.


Best Wishes,


NVRR Chair.

Posted in General News.