Week Ahead – Sunday 30th December 2019

Good morning everyone,

I hope this finds you all well and enjoying some family and friends time over this Christmas and New Year period. I know some people are injured, and others suffering with various virus infections, so I wish you well soon.

Its also a chance to wish you all a Happy New Year so here’s to 12 months of happiness, 52 weeks of fun, 365 days of success, 8760 hours of good health, 52600 minutes of good luck and last but not least 3153600 seconds of joy!

I know its a leap year but i cant do the maths beyond the 366 days!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

Championship Race.
Were starting the first weekend of the new year with a championship race.
Saturday 4th January 2020. Yorkshire Cross Country. Lightwater Valley. Please refer to the website for further details or liaise with Martin or Sarah.

On another exciting note we have our annual awards evening coming up really soon, if you haven’t already booked a place then please do so, you don’t want to miss out!

Nidd Valley Road Runners Awards Night.
Date. Saturday 25th January 2020. 7pm.
Time. 7pm until 1am
Place. Rudding Park.
Dress Code. Black tie, cocktail dress, you get the idea!
Event. 3 course meal followed by tea/coffee, awards presentation and a disco to end the evening all for £30.

Please liaise with Nadene Wilkinson should you require any further information or check out the link on the Nidd Valley facebook page where you will find the menu selection.

This is a time to come together and celebrate our successes, as well as put on our glad rags and party on down!

Well I think that’s all from me for this year.

Best wishes, Christine.
NVRR Chair.

NVRR Road Champs 2020 – Rule Change and Bonus race!

As we hurtle head-long towards 2020 we just want to give you the heads-up about a couple of changes to the club road champs for the year to come.

You may have already seen the provisional list of club races which includes 22 road championship races for 2020. The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that there is no long or short category against the road races, this is because from 2020 we’ve made the decision to remove the requirement to do at least two long races to qualify. So now its just 7 road champs races of any distance to qualify for a medal. We felt that this old rule discriminated against those who perhaps were unable to complete longer events and we really want everyone to have a chance to qualify.

But fear not if you are one of our runners who prefers a longer event – how about a marathon in the road champs? Yes that’s right head girl Sarah and I want to offer you even more next year, so we are adding race 23 – ‘the marathon challenge’.

So how will this work I hear you ask? The following rules will apply:
• Members can run any marathon between the dates of the first and last road championship races and submit their best time
• It must be an officially recognised and measured marathon and can be anywhere in the world (must be a measured 26.2 miles)
• We will use the chip time (rather than gun time which is normally used for champs races)
• We will relax the normal club vest rule to allow members to run in a charity colours if they so wish
• Members will be responsible for emailing the captains with a link to their result by the date of the final road race of the year

Points will be awarded as follows: times will be ranked from fastest to slowest, with 50 points each for the fastest female and fastest male, down to a minimum of 20 points.

This can count as one of your qualifying road races (assuming its one of your 7 best scoring events)
So there you have it; start planning your 2020 campaign, including a marathon if you wish.

The highways jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
Everybody’s out on the run tonight but there’s no place left to hide
Together, Wendy, we can live with the sadness I’ll love you with all the madness in my soul
Oh, someday girl, I don’t know when we’re gonna get to that place
Where we really want to go, and we’ll walk in the sun
But till then, tramps like us baby, we were born to run

Wishing you a happy running 2020 and may all your injuries miraculously disappear.

Head girl Sarah and Captain Grayling.

Week Ahead – Sunday 22nd December 2019

Afternoon All

So here we are, Christmas week, a chance to spend time with family and friends, to reflect on the year and to consider New Year plans.

It’s also a time to think of others less fortunate, those who are struggling with physical or mental challenges and to remember a little kindness goes a long way.

A quick reminder too that the hockey club is closed until 9th January 2020 so we don’t have any running planned for our usual Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you arranging a get together for some training anytime between now and the start of our club runs in the New Year.

I will email again next week for a general catch up. In the meantime I know a few members are planning on doing the Harrogate Christmas Day Park Run and we have the inter club Harrogate Ringway Relay event on Sunday 5th January 2020 to look forward to.

Anyway, I would like to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and to thank you all for your support, your friendship and your commitment to the friendliest club that is Nidd Valley Road Runners.

🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛

I’ve attached my letter to Santa, I’m sure a few of you will have sent the same one!

Merry Christmas.

Christine
NVRR Chair.

Week Ahead – Sunday 15th December 2019

Afternoon All

I hope everyone is well, that the mud-loving Peco runners are safe and warm, and that all of your Christmas plans are on track.
We have quite a few Christmas plans within the club this week too, with various social events and a bit of running!

Everything is explained below but I do need to inform you that the hockey club will be closed after next week until Thursday 9th January 2020.

So, here’s everything you need to know for the week ahead.

Tuesday 17/12/19 Hill Intervals 6/6

7pm from the club or 7.10pm at Springfield Avenue. Sarah and Phil will be there to coach you through the session. Please be warmed up and ready to run.
This is the last of the hill interval sessions but don’t get too excited as the next block of 6 week intervals begin early in the New Year!
Speed endurance intervals will start on Tuesday 7th January 2020.
Once again a huge thanks to Emma Kicks for coordinating this, for all the coaching and to all the club members leading sessions.

Thursday 19/12/19 Christmas Club Social Run.

If you haven’t done this before, make sure you do this if you can, on Thursday. It’s great fun for everyone.
We will be running at a very social pace from the club into town, through the shopping centre, usually through M&S, wishing shoppers a Merry Christmas; then off towards house Ventress to admire the Christmas decorations.
After this, we return to the club for drinks in the bar.
Feel free to dress up in anything Christmas, Disney or whatever takes your fancy, within reason!

Saturday 21/12/19.

All the events taking place today have been organised by Sarah Chalmers and Phil Ventress, and on behalf of everyone, I would like to thank them both for doing this. Organising large groups of people is a challenge and takes time and effort, so, thank you.

Ladies Secret Santa Fun Run and Brunch.
9am. Crimple Hall.
Please liaise with Sarah Chalmers if you have any queries.

Boys Christmas Run.
10am. Bolton Abbey Car Park. Please liaise with Phil Ventress if you have any queries.

Nidd Valley Crimbo Night Out.
7.30pm 2 Brothers Restaurant, Knaresborough.

Back to the running bit!

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.

Best Wishes, Christine.
NVRR Chair.

Week Ahead – Sunday 8th December 2019

Afternoon All

Well done everyone! I’m sure you’ll be pleased to learn that Sylvia our club treasurer has done the sums and together we raised a grand total of £354 for the Harrogate District Food Bank at our recent quiz night. The cheque has been handed over and we received a lovely note of thanks.

More good news too! Martin and Sarah our club captains have worked tirelessly and now have the completed list of club championship races for 2020. As I’m sure you will appreciate this is an onerous task and its impossible to please everyone but believe me they have listened to you and tried.
These will be available to view on the club website very soon.

We have another busy week ahead so Ill push on let you read all about it.

Tuesday 10/12/19 Intervals 5/6
7pm from the club or 7.10pm at Knox Lane, near the junction with Ripley Drive. Emma and Martin will be there to coach you through the session. Please be warmed up and ready to run.

Thursday 12/12/19 Club Social Run.
I’m leaving this one up to you to decide. As usual there’s the option to run at whatever pace suits you on the evening.

Saturday 14/12/19. Park Run Fountains Abbey.
This is the day the Couch to 5K group graduate and run their first ever 5K. This is a huge occasion and one which I urge you to help make special by joining them. Encourage them and join in their celebration afterwards with some delicious treats in the cafe.

Sunday 15/12/19 Peco XC Middleton Park.
Check the website for full details, and remember we have a whole bunch of junior members racing so get there in good time and give them a cheer please. Don’t forget to bring your number and wear your club vest.

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.

Best Wishes, Christine.
NVRR Chair.