Week Ahead – Sunday 25th August 2019

Afternoon All

As always, I hope this finds you all well and enjoying the glorious bank holiday weekend.

I don’t normally spotlight individual performances in this e mail, but Ive been so impressed with one of our long standing members that I thought it only right to mention it this week.

Fiona Deacon runs as a female vet in the 55 to 59 age category, and this week she was not only the first Nidd lady home at both races, but won the VF55 at both races. Now this is impressive; but what’s even more impressive and inspiring is that Fiona is returning from a serious injury. She has had a long road to recovery but with patience, following all the advice from professionals and sheer determination, she is back winning races. Fiona is living proof that there is running after injury!

The Week Ahead. W/C 26/8/19

Tuesday 27/8/19. Interval Option.
The 6 week block of interval sessions on the school field has finished. However, Emma Kicks and I will be on the Stray for 19:10 at the Slingsby Walk hospital end to lead another session for those interested. This will be a worthwhile session for those members following the 12 week half marathon plan.

There will be the usual club run too although i haven’t chosen a route. Its still light in the evening, so there’s plenty to chose from.

Thursday 29/8/18. Social Club Run
Knaresborough.
Kingsley drive, Knaresborough Road, Boroughbridge Road,Stockwell Lane, Briggate, Forest Moor Road, Morrisons and Kingsley Drive. 7 miles

Pacing Groups.
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.

Sunday 1/9/19. Tholthorpe 10K
Another road championship race to enjoy.
Please check out the race website for full details.

Health and Safety Briefing.
Warm up and stretch off after running.
Buddy up with someone where possible
Report an injuries to Bec Carman our welfare member or any committee member.

Happy running everyone.

Best Wishes, Christine.
NVRR Chair.

Week Ahead – Sunday 18th August 2019

Afternoon All,

I hope this finds you all well. We have another busy week ahead with 3 race options in the mix but just to lighten the training and racing focus I thought you might want to indulge in some self reflection and see how many you can relate to below.

Lies runners tell themselves and others
It always makes me feel good
It wasn’t the running that caused the injury it was ******
Weather doesn’t bother me
I’m never doing that again.
I’m used to the early mornings
I don’t really care about the numbers
I’m not really racing this one its just a training run
I haven’t done much training for *****
I’m going to take it easy as I’m saving myself for ******
I’m not bothered if ****** beats me today
I’m counting that as 10 miles as it was hilly even though my Garmin states 9.6

Now we all know what we’re like here are the details for the week ahead.

The Week Ahead 19/8/19.

Tuesday 20//8/19 Intervals.
The interval block of training continues on the school field behind the hockey club.
7pm start with a coach and assistants leading you through the session.

There is the usual club run too, if anyone would prefer that.

Wednesday 21/8/19 Sessay Swift.
Another club championship road race and only 6K. Please check out the race website for further information.

Thursday 22/8/19. Social Club Run. Valley Gardens.
I’m suggesting this one as its 5 miles, which isn’t too far for those who raced the night before and its a scenic route to enjoy. There are options to vary the route if desired.

Route.
Claro Road, Town Centre, Cornwall Road, Harlow Moor Road, Beckwith Road and Green Lane returning via Leeds Road or Hookstone Road. 5 miles.

Saturday 24/8/19. Burnsall 10 mile road race and Burnsall Classic Fell Race 2.4K
Again, please check the race website for further information. I understand there’s a few people planning to do the double, good for you and good luck!

Health and Safety Briefing.
Warm up and stretch off after running.
Buddy up with someone where possible
Report an injuries to Bec Carman our welfare member or any committee member.

Please accept my apologies for my absence of late but Im still keeping the injury bench nice and warm.

Enjoy your week and try not to tell too many lies!!.

Best Wishes, Christine.
NVRR Chair.

Week Ahead – 11th August 2019

Afternoon All

I must begin this week’s e mail by saying just how proud I am to be part of Nidd Valley Road Runners. Over the past week we’ve had lots of members taking part in our plogging event, the Harrogate Park Run takeover (photos); and to top it off, all the places for our Guy Fawkes 10 mile race have sold out in record time!

It has all been achieved with lots of smiley faces, lots of support, great motivation and a huge sense of team Nidd!

There’s more running and fun to be had for the week ahead too. Kevin is sending out the latest newsletter; there are intervals, a pub run, a race and in case you hadn’t noticed, those of you following Emma’s half marathon plan for the Redcar half marathon, you’re half way there.
Dig deep and reap the rewards come race day.
Please make sure you book your seat on the coach.

The Week Ahead.

Tuesday 13/8/19. Intervals.
Continuing with our 6 week block of intervals on the school field behind the hockey club.
7pm start with a coach and assistants leading you through the session.

There is the usual club run too if anyone would prefer that.

Thursday 15/8/19. Pub Run
6.45pm for a 7pm start. Approx. 5.5 miles.
The Black Swan, Burn Bridge. HG3 1PB
Sarah has sent an e mail with details of the route and Nadene will be sending a reminder with the full details.

Sunday 18/8/19
Escrick.10K Martin has sent an email with the details but please note this race is now full.

Health and Safety Briefing.
Warm up and stretch off after running.
Buddy up with someone where possible
Report an injuries to Bec Carman our welfare member or any committee member.

Have a great week.

Best Wishes, Christine.
NVRR Chair.

Week Ahead – Sunday 4th August 2019

Afternoon All
As always, I hope this finds you all well and to those of you struggling with injuries, niggles, illness or running fatigue I wish you well.
We have an interesting week ahead and have managed to organise a combination of running, volunteering and litter picking, yes litter picking!
Kevin Dalton is keen to try out ‘plogging’ don’t worry its nothing inappropriate although I must admit when he first mentioned it I did wonder. Its the simple  concept of runners running but along the route picking up litter.
Its a great opportunity to do something for the local area to show that we care and that we appreciate everything it offers us as runners.
So, onto the week itself.


Tuesday 6/8/19. Interval Session.Continuing with this 6 week block of intervals on the school field behind the hockey club.7pm start with a coach and assistants leading you through the session.
There is the usual club run too if anyone would prefer that.

Thursday 8/8/19. Social Plogging.The usual start at the hockey club ready to run at 7pm.Kevin has sent an email and put the details on our group Facebook page, please read it so you’re familiar with the route. Gloves and bags will be supplied but if you have any spare then bring them along if you wish.Wear your club vest as we plan a few photo stops along the way and who knows maybe some publicity?

There is the usual club run too if anyone would prefer that.

Saturday 10/8/19. Harrogate Park Run takeover.Thank you to Colleen Gruenwald and Graham Hyde who are coordinating this. There has been information on email and Facebook regarding roles for everyone.As usual if possible please bring along some cakes, biscuits etc if you can.Once again this is a great opportunity for us as Nidd Valley Road Runners to showcase our club and all we have to offer and a chance to give something back to the local community.
Health and Safety Briefing.Warm up and stretch off after running.Buddy up with someone where possibleReport an injuries to Bec Carman our welfare member or any committee member.There are additional health and safety issues to be covered on Thursday relating to the plogging.
Enjoy your week, whatever you’re up to.
Best Wishes, Christine.NVRR Chair.

Week Ahead – Sunday 28th July 2019

Afternoon All
Well that was certainly a hot week, so hats off to everyone for getting out to run! 

We’ve had a week of intervals, a hugely successful social pub run, people teaming up to run the Washburn Valley relay race and the James Herriot trail race this morning.It was nice to see some first timers at the James Herriot race and a huge congratulations to Adam Kirk who took 3rd place in the race.
I would like to thank everyone involved in making all of this possible as our events take a lot of organising using up precious time.

Apologies from me as I’ve not been around this week with a combination of a throat infection and managing niggles. I’ve taken advice and had a week off any form of exercise. 

On the subject of illness, niggles and injuries, let’s remember our friends who might be struggling and keep up the contact where possible. It can be a lonely and frustrating journey back to recovery. The occasional call or message  never goes amiss.

The Week Ahead. W/C 29/7/19

Tuesday 30/7/19. Interval Session.7pm School field at the rear of the Hockey Club.Sarah Hughan, Brian Hainsworth and Cath Barber will be leading another interval session. These sessions are invaluable and  based on individual effort so don’t be shy come along, work hard and reap the benefit as you get stronger and faster.

Thursday 1/8/19. Social Club Run. Route.Lets see how many people we have at the club and decide on the night. Its holiday season so I suspect there may be fewer numbers.

Sunday 4/8/19 Round Hill Fell Race.
11am with entries on the day. Timble, Otley. LS21 2NN.
Another one of our fell races for you to enjoy. 8.7 miles and 1100 ft of climbing.If you’re interested please visit the website and liaise with Sarah Chalmers or Phil Robinson.

Pacing Groups. 

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 cool down correctly.

Buddy up where possible and always with any new members.

In the event an injury does occur please remember to inform the welfare officer using the on line form on our club web site.
Best wishes. Christine.NVRR Chair.