Week Ahead – Sunday 13th December 2020

Afternoon All,

I hope you’re all well and your Christmas preparations are well underway, especially those trying to organise family bubbles! We have a few Christmas running plans for the club too, but it will be next week before I reveal all the details.

For now though, please put this one in your diary. Wednesday 23/12/20 7.30pm, Nidd Valley Xmas Zoom. A chance to catch up, chat, maybe have a little drink and take part in our review of the year slide show, created by Sarah and Sylvia.

Graham has put the event on our Facebook page and sent an email, everyone is invited! Christmas Zoom

Unlike other years, when the hockey club has closed over Christmas, we intend to keep meeting up throughout the Christmas period. The intervals on a Tuesday and the Thursday club runs will be business as usual.

I see lots of members have been enjoying the challenge of following the route of the cross country course, well done and remember you have until 20th to do this.

Please email your times and a photo to Sarah or Kevin by 7pm on 20th Dec.  Maps and routes are on the NVRR website.


Those members who participated in the summer road champs should be receiving their badges now. The feedback has been really positive about the badge and in particular the design. Our very own Moira McTague designed the badges and what an excellent job she did too! Thank you Moira. A worthy recipient of a superstar award.

Check out the club web site for details of the XC virtual champs if you fancy getting your hands on another badge.

Tuesday 15/12/20

Session 3 of the intervals at your respective locations.

There will be members at the club too if you want a social run.

Thursday 17/12/20

7pm Hockey Club.

 Route: 2.  Knaresborough. 7.5 miles.

Please use the link for full details. Club Routes

To limit a large group congregating for too long at the hockey club were introducing a slight staggered start to the run, please see the times listed beside the various paces below. 

This may or may not work but its worth a try!

Pacing Groups. Social Run.

Group 1. – Approx. 8 to 8.30 minute mile pace.         Leave the club at 6.50pm

Group 2. – Approx. 9 to 9.30 minute mile pace.         Leave the club at 6.55pm

Group 3. – Approx. 10 to 10.30 minute mile pace.     Leave the club at 7pm

Group 4 – Approx. 10.30 to 11 minute mile pace.      Leave the club at 7.05pm

Group 5 –  Social, recovery run with no pace in mind, a jog, for as far as you want. Leave the club at 7.10pm.


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 and inform the people you ran with.

Remember to take a photo of the group you run with.


We have our welfare rep, Bec Carman recording injuries members report to her but she is also available as a point of contact for general welfare issues, including grievances.

Health and Safety Briefing. 

Know the route you’re running.

Run within your capabilities.

Warm up and stretch off after running.

Head torch and high viz clothing. Stay safe is not just about COVID!

Best Wishes,


NVRR Chair.

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