PECO Race 3 Crimple Valley, Harrogate, Date: Sunday January 19 2020

PECO Race 3 Crimple Valley, Harrogate, Date: Sunday January 19 2020

Nidd Valley Road Runners have been asked, jointly with Knaresborough Striders to organise the third of the PECO Cross Country races which will be held on Sunday 19th January in Crimple Valley, Harrogate.

This means lots of thought into designing the course, which Dave Seaman is leading on, and to ensure the success of the race, we need to organise the marshals. Nidd have a great reputation for providing happy, smiley and encouraging marshals so we know you are up to the job.

Between the two clubs, we need about 34 marshals. The plan is to recruit from the pool of club members who are not registered to run the PECO races to enable the 60 or so members who are, to run the race.

If you are available on Sunday 19th January 2020 and can help out, it will be a morning to early afternoon requirement of time, please contact Graham Hyde who has kindly taken on the responsibility for organising the marshals.

grahamhyde75@gmail.com or 07764753066.

Remember, these races don’t just happen. They rely on volunteers and over the years we have benefited from this so please help where possible.

Many thanks, Christine.

Week Ahead – Sunday 1st December 2019

Afternoon All

This is one of two emails I’m sending today, both equally important.

As were now into December and its cold, its often wet and its dark early I thought I would gently remind you that its time to knuckle down and pack in some good old fashioned hard work and just keep on running. You will feel the benefit come Spring, trust me!

Here’s a couple of tips to keep you motivated.

  • Turn up for the club nights, running with friends is like drinking with friends its more fun and safer!
  • Commit to running with a friend or group. You’re not likely to let them down and won’t spend all day thinking about where or when to run.
  • Seize the day, irrespective of any plan you’re following if its a nice day just get out and run.
  • If the weather is rubbish swap the plan around but run.Put running kit on your Christmas list. New kit = new enthusiasm!
  • Enter a race for early Spring.
  • Think of the calories you’re burning, eat and drink over Christmas without a guilty conscience.
  • When you’re really struggling just go out for 15 mins. I bet you do more!

So, with that in mind, here’s the plan for next week with plenty to keep you motivated.

Tuesday 3/12/19 Intervals 4/6
7pm from the club or 7.10pm at Montpellier Hill. Dan Eagling and Sarah Chalmers will be there to coach you through the session. Please be warmed up and ready to run.

Thursday 5/12/19 Social Club Run.
Mallinson Oval. 6.2 miles
Claro Road, hospital, Slingsby Walk to Stray Rein, turn left along St James Drive, Tewitt Well Road to Leeds Road, past M&S to Firs Crescent, Mallinson Oval to Leadhall Lane, turn right Rossett Drive to Pannal Ash Road, turn right onto Otley Road, across the Stray to Victoria Avenue, North Park Road, Park Parade and to the club.

Sunday 7/12/19 Championship Race.
York Yuletide Trail Race. 11am.
Rawcliffe Country Park. YO30 5XZ

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

Please look out for the second email from me.

Best Wishes, Christine.
NVRR Chair.

Week Ahead – Sunday 24th November 2019

Good evening everyone
I hope this finds you all well and ready to take on the week ahead. Before I launch into the plan, I just want to mention the quiz from Friday evening. We raised money from the raffle, provided food for the food bank, and had fun answering Sam’s questions. We enjoyed delicious pies from Jane, and must say a big thank you to Nadene for organising the event. Thank you also to the many helpers, who made the event a great success.
Well done to the winning team and thank you to everyone involved.
Today we had lots of members racing at the Peco Cross Country, some for the first time. Well done to everyone, and I hope you enjoyed it! The cross country championship race series is well under way now with races most weekends.

PECO Cross Country Race 1 – Temple Newsham November 2019

So onto the week ahead. W/C 25/11/19
The anticipated shoe trial on Tuesday has been postponed for the time being.
Tuesday 26/11/19 Intervals 3/6
7pm from the club or 7.10pm at Springfield Avenue / Coppice Drive. Please be warmed up ready to run. There will be coaches to take the hill interval session.
Thursday 28/11/19 Social Club Run.
Supermarket Route 7 miles
Along the path to Asda, through town to Waitrose, Stray Rein or Oatlands Drive, Showground, Wetherby Road, Freemans Corner, Forest Moor Lane, Morrisons and Kingsley Drive.
Saturday 30/11/19.
Conyngham Hall  Park Run. Club XC Championship race.
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.
Use a head torch.
Warm up and stretch off after running.
Buddy up with someone where possible.
Report any injuries to Bec Carman our Welfare Rep, or any Committee member.
Best Wishes, Christine.

NVRR Chair.

A New Year Run for 2020 – The Ringway Relay

For many years it was the tradition of Nidd Valley Road Runners to celebrate New Year by running the Harrogate Ringway footpath as a relay. It was a popular event but attracted too many teams for an event which could not be licenced or insured – you can’t place marshals around 20+ miles of footpaths and the hand-over points were on busy roads. We reluctantly accepted it had become too risky and gave it up several years ago.

Harrogate Harriers have suggested that we revive the run but that it should be restricted to teams from the three local clubs only, Knaresborough Striders being the third. It will be a fun run and there will be no mass start. The first leg runner will simply turn up at the start between 9:00 and 9:30 am, tell the control that he/she is starting, and set off.

I’m attaching a flyer which outlines the event and a detailed route description for anybody who wants to do a reccie themselves though I would always recommend a map myself. It has one page for each leg.

There is also a disclaimer which Harriers have insisted on and which I have incorporated into an entry form for NV use. (The Harriers’ entry form asked for asked for much more personal information)

Ringway Relay Flyer

Ringway Relay Route Description

Ringway Relay Entry Form and Waiver

The “rules” are: (These might well be expanded / clarified before the event)
There are 4 legs so the standard entry is for a team of 4 of whatever gender mix. This does not stop you running in pairs or a small group on one or more legs. Also Harriers have said “No kids” and it’s obvious that you should not have an unaccompanied junior running a leg alone. Much of the route is just unsuitable for younger ones even if accompanied.
There will be some form of control to ensure that everybody is accounted for with, probably, a controller from each club at base receiving reports from runners at the end of each leg by phone. The idea is that you send a selfie including a logo which will be situated at each checkpoint. Also, the next runner should not start until the previous one arrives at the hand-over point as a safety measure.
The route is self-navigating and you are trusted to follow the Ringway route as far as possible. We hope to organise reccie runs in the weeks before the event (see below) or you could do your own.
You will need to think about how to get to the start of your leg and how to get home from the end of it.
A donation of £10 per team will be sought, to go to Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Fancy dress optional.
Their will be a social event in the evening at The Foundry Project
So start thinking about forming a team! If you aren’t familiar with the route or a particular leg, you are strongly advised to do a reccie beforehand. Harriers have already nominated the following dates for reccies and have invited other clubs to join in if they want to. Each one starting from the start of the leg at 9:00 am

Leg 1 1st Dec
Leg 2 8th Dec
Leg 3 22nd Dec
Leg 4 29th Dec

Otherwise we could organise our own reccies. I would be happy to lead on the 1st and 29 December but I’ll be away for the other two so volunteers please! Also you can say which leg you want to reccie on a particular date but there may only be time to do one for each leg

If you don’t already know, each leg has it’s share of mud and the bits I’ve run recently have all been particularly sticky. Trail shoes are recommended though it’s unlikely that you’ll die if you wear old road shoes.

Have fun!

Dave

Week Ahead – Sunday 3rd November 2019

Afternoon All

What a busy weekend it’s been for Nidd Valley and what a fantastic weekend too!

Our Guy Fawkes 10 mile race was a huge success once again. It’s times like this that the real team work, friendship and sheer hard work is so obvious among our members.

So many people have helped to make the race a success: from the Chief Marshal, Debbie Dilasser, our treasurer Sylvia Morten Cath Barber with the signs, Ian as Guy Fawkes himself to the bag packers on Saturday, the race day marshals, the car parking monitors, the tee shirt monitors and those people involved in registration and results. So many to mention so if you haven’t been named please forgive me!

A special mention and huge thanks to Sam Fugill, the race director, who has been planning and preparing for this since early summer. As you might imagine, the logistics and red tape for such a race are vast; and Sam’s spread sheets are works of art in their own right. Without Sam, this race would not be the success it is.

Lets celebrate the race and watch Sam unwind as we eat pizza tonight and start to think about the week ahead.

Tuesday 5/11/19
Route. Supermarket Run. 7 miles.
Railway path to Asda, through town to Waitrose, Stray Rein or Oatlands Drive, Showground, Wetherby Road, Freemans Corner, Forest Moor Lane,Morrisons, Kingsley Drive.
There are options to peel off at various points and run a shorter route.

Thursday 7/11/19
Route. Knaresborough. 6 to 8 miles.
Over the railway bridge, turning right onto the Greenway, Bilton Lane turning right towards The Gardeners Arms and into Knaresborough.

There are several options from this point including:-
a) Retracing your steps but maintaining the pace or increasing your pace. Also known as a negative split and great race training.
b) Waterside to Calcutt, Forest Moor Road, Morrisons and Kingsley Drive.
c) Knaresborough Road to Kingsley Drive.

A head torch will be required as the path from the Gardeners Arms isn’t lit.

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.
Use a head torch.
Warm up and stretch off after running.
Buddy up with someone where possible.
Report any injuries to Bec Carman our Welfare Rep, or any Committee member.

Best Wishes, Christine.
NVRR Chair.