Notice of 2021 NVRR AGM

Dear NVRR Members

This email gives formal notice of the Annual General Meeting of Nidd Valley Road Runners on Wednesday 24th February 2021, at 7:30pm via Zoom video conference which has been emailed to all current members.

A proposed agenda (which will be updated as required prior to the AGM) has been circulated, along with the current constitution, committee position roles, and the minutes from the last AGM.

Club Committee

You are eligible to stand for any positions on the committee even if the current incumbent wishes to stand for re-election.  Please see the attached document which outlines the roles of each committee position.

Should you wish to stand, please email with your name, the postion you wish to stand for, and the names of two fellow club members to propose and second you for the post.  All nominations must be in by midnight on Wednesday 10th February 2021.

Motions for discussion

Please email with any motion you or other members wish to be discussed and voted upon, this will then be included in the meeting agenda.  These must be in by midnight on Wednesday 10th February 2021.

Attendance at the AGM

We require as many members as possible to make any electoral decisions count on the night, so please make every effort to attend.  Every AGM requires a minimum of twenty per cent of the membership to be in attendance to conduct business.

Club Constitution 

The Committee and Officers of the Club


Hope to see you all there.

Many thanks,

Christina Taylor

NVRR Club Secretary

Week Ahead – Sunday 10th January 2021

Afternoon All,

Well, the Tier 3 didnt last long did it?

Lockdown 3, for the foreseable future so yet another change to the Nidd Valley plans to keep us all moving and motivated.

We appreciate travelling is now severely restricted and will impact on some peoples ability to complete the XC series we planned. Not to worry, this is still on going but Captain Kevin has added another mini challenge.

3 distances and dates:

  • 1 Mile – WC – 11/01/2021 – 2 Weeks
  • 5 KM – WC – 25/01/2021 – 1 Week
  • 10 KM – WC – 08/02/2021 – 1 Week

If you complete these 3 races you will gain a badge.  These distance races will not count towards the cross country championships and you will not get 2 badges if you choose to do both, as they will be the same.

In addition coach Emma will continue to send an email with details of an interval session for you to do.

Theres no escaping the fact that this is tough going, on every level not having regular, casual, friendly contact with family and friends takes its toll on all of us.

Please take time out to contact others in the club, a phone call or a message but keep the contact going. Where safe and possible make the effort to run or walk with someone else. Im sure you all know the benefits of this.

So, I’ll finish this email wishing you all the strength to carry on and the wisdom to do so wisely. Stay safe.

Best Wishes,


NVRR Chair.

Lockdown 3.0 Mini Race Series

Hi All,

I hope you’re all well and safe during this difficult period.  The cross country virtual championships are in full swing and from the pictures I’ve seen very muddy.

We appreciate that not everyone will be able to take part in the cross country championships due to previous tier restrictions, not feeling comfortable travelling to the start location or not comfortable running off road (Please give it a try!!).

As a result we would like to offer a mini lockdown series of 3 races which should put Emma’s intervals to good use.

3 distances and dates:

If you complete these 3 races you will gain a badge.  Please note these distance races will not count towards the cross country championships and you will not get 2 badges if you choose to do both, as they will be the same.

I will calculate the results separately so please email me to submit your time.

Please comply with any covid related rules during these races.


Kevin & Sarah

COVID-19 Information – Monday 4th January 2021

COVID-19 Information

Message from the Chair Monday 4th January 2021

Good evening everyone,

I hope this finds you all well.

I’m stating the obvious after hearing the announcement this evening from the PM but the club intervals and Thursday club runs are to be cancelled for the foreseeable future.

Just in case you haven’t heard the link below gives the details of lockdown 3 and specifically the rules on meeting others.

I’m disappointed as I’m sure you are but at least we can meet one other and still get some daily exercise.

As always, keep in touch, keep running and stay safe.

COVID19 Risk Assessment please take the time to read it.

The COVID19 Briefing Note is also available on our web site.


UKA COVID19 Risk Assessment (updated 20/09/2020)

COVID19 Briefing Note

Club Routes

All parties should note the following disclaimer:

Please note that the subject matter covered in this guidance is in no way exhaustive and the material does not stand on its own nor is intended to be relied upon as a substitute for obtaining specific legal advice. Individual circumstances will differ. The information contained in this guidance is given in good faith but any liability of England Athletics Limited or its professional advisors (including their respective members or employees) to you or any third party which may arise out of the reliance by you or any other party of the contents of this guidance is hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. England Athletics Limited and its professional advisors accept no duty of care or liability for any loss occasioned, whether caused by negligence or otherwise, to any person acting or refraining from actions as a result of any material in this guidance. We would strongly recommend that you consult professional advisors on specific issues before acting or refraining from action on any of the contents of this guidance.

Week Ahead – Sunday 3rd January 2021

Afternoon All,

Happy New Year Everyone!

What a way to start the year, moving up to Tier 3!  At least we’re still able to meet outside and can continue with our intervals and Thursday club evenings.

I’m going to launch straight into some important club matters relating to the committee and the not so far away AGM.

Ordinarily we would have the chance to chat about such matters as we socialise but sadly thats rather limited.

All the positions on the committee are available for any club member to apply for, this includes positions where the existing committee member is looking to remain in post.

I’ve attached a document outlining the various roles so you can see what is required and make a more informed decision should you be interested.

Further information can be found in the club constitution on our web site.

Anyone interested in a place on the committee will be asked to complete a short questionnaire just covering issues such as why you’re putting yourself forward and what you could bring to the role.

Again, this is not something we’ve done in the past but as the AGM will be a zoom affair, general discussion becomes restricted. In the interest of fairness, should there be more than one person seeking a position and a vote becomes necessary, members will know something about the applicant in advance of the zoom AGM.

If you’re interested in any of the positions you can also chat to any member of the committee.

The following Committee members have confirmed their intention to stand down:



Ladies Captain

1 General Member.



Bec’s 12 days of Christmas is still ongoing. If you’re like me and haven’t quite made it out everyday why not do as many runs as you can?

Well done on the teams that ran the Ringway Relay today. Hope to see some photos on facebook soon.

The 2nd Cross Country virtual race starts on Monday and you have until 17th to complete it. Its a long one, but a cracking cross country route. Maps and routes are on the NVRR website.


The Week Ahead.

Tuesday 5th January 2021.

Intervals will continue. I know some groups cancelled the session last week due to the weather so we will do that one again.

It’s the location you did your Christmas treasure hunt run from.


Thursday 7th January 2021

7pm Hockey Club.

Route: 11.  Supermarket Sweep. 6.4 miles.

Please use the link for full details. Club Routes.


Please remember the staggered start to the run with times below.


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.