The Week Ahead – Monday 3rd December 2018

Evening Nidders,

It’s December and week #4 of the intervals already – this year has really flown by. Enough of that, this week sees the return of Sarah H as your coach. She’ll be assisted by three of our assistants, Sarah C, Hannah and Jane. We’re doing to the Pyramid session on the Stray – Sarah’s favourite – you can chose to either meet at he club ready to run at 7pm, or head straight to the bench at the bottom of Slingsby Walk (Wetherby Road end) for about 7.10 in time for a warm-up.

On Thursday I thought we could do our Knox route. Leaving the club via the Iron Bridge we run down Woodfield Road, before joining Tennyson Avenue. Following it to the end we then have a couple of hills to navigate, firstly it’s up Bachelor Gardens before we join Knox Avenue and following that until we reach Skipton Road. It’s then a right down to the bottom to the roundabout, before we join Ripon Road and another couple of hills as we pass the Majestic Hotel, it’s then up Parliament Street before heading back to the club via West Park and York Place.

The initial meeting place for this route is the corner of Woodfield Road and Bilton lane.

Don’t forget your hi-viz vests and head torches (if you have one), it’s really dark now.

Here’s a reminder of the paces we run:

Group 1 – if you run 5k in 23 minutes or quicker
Group 2 – if you run 5k in 26 minutes or quicker
Group 3 – if you run 5k in 29 minutes or quicker 29
Group 4 – if you run 5k in 33 minutes

Thanks

Dan

The Week Ahead – Monday 26th November 2018

Evening Nidders,

It’s week #3 of the intervals, and that see the dream partnership of Jon Easton as coach, with Phil Ventress as his ‘friendly’ assistant. We’re heading to Wheatlands Road East to do the hill session there. You can either meet at the club, ready to run at 7pm, or meet at the corner of Slingsby Walk and Oatlands Drive at 7.10pm, just in time for a warm up.

On Thursday Ben Baird has kindly offered to organise another 1-mile time trial at The Oval. Martin will be meeting at the club at 7pm and then leading a run to the Oval from there, so you can choose to meet at the club at 7pm as usual, or they’ll meet you at The Oval from about 7.15pm onwards.

If you fancy something a little bit steadier, and longer on Thursday I thought we could run to Green Lane. So those who chose to run the 1-mile time trial can join you for the first part of your run as you head out of the club via Claor Road, you’ll wave goodbye at the top of Claro Road though as you turn left and run towards the hospital and then up Slingsby Walk. You turn left at the top onto Oatlands Drive, passing the top of Wheatlands Road (briefly remembering you ran this way on Tuesday) before turning right onto Hookstone Road and up towards M&S. From there its straight across onto Leadhall Lane then turning right onto Green Lane, straight across the roundabout and along Beckwith Road before returning back to the club via Otley Road. You might even get to see the 1-mile time triallers on your way back!

The initial meeting point for this route is the corner of Slingsby Walk and Wetherby Road.

Don’t forget your hi-viz vests and head torches (if you have one), it’s really dark now.

Here’s a reminder of the paces we run:
Group 1 – if you run 5k in 23 minutes or quicker
Group 2 – if you run 5k in 26 minutes or quicker
Group 3 – if you run 5k in 29 minutes or quicker 29
Group 4 – if you run 5k in 33 minutes
Stay safe everyone, I’ll not be at the club this week, but enjoy your running and I’ll see you next week.

Thanks
Dan

The Week Ahead – Wintervals #2 – Monday 19th November 2018

Evening Nidders,

It’s week two of the winter intervals tomorrow night. As some of you will know, I don’t use Facebook, but I’ve heard there was some positive feedback posted on there, from a personal perspective it was great to see over 50 of you out and getting involved, many of you for the first time!

So this week’s intervals is the Knox Lane hill session. Your coach for tomorrow’s session is Emma, and she’ll be supported by Lynsey. You can either run from the club at 7pm prompt – it’s 1.5mile route in total so we’ll need to leave on time, or you can meet at the corner of Knox Lane and Ripley Drive ready for the warm-up at 7.15pm. I’ll see you there either way…

On Thursday, Martin has volunteered to lead a run down the greenway, it’s very dark down there, so you’ll need to wear a headtorch. The pace will be close to Group 1 pace, so roughly 8 mins per mile, Martin will see you at the club, ready to run at 7pm.

For anyone not fancying that, I thought we could do the Duchy Road route. Leaving the club via Claro Road, we turn right at the top on Skipton Road, following it down till we reach Kings Road. We stay on Kings Road before turning right onto Coppice Drive and then crossing Ripon Road, and onto Duchy Road. We follow Duchy Road to the end before turning left on to Harlow Moor Drive, then left onto Otley Road, across the Prince of Wales roundabout and then back to the club via York Place.

The initial meeting point for this route is the corner of Kings Road and Skipton Road.

In terms of run leaders, I imagine the majority of Group 1 will be running with Martin on the greenway, so if anyone would like to lead a Group 2, 3 or 4 run down the greenway then feel free to organise that, either in advance or at the club prior to setting off at 7pm. Remember you will need to wear a headtorch to do this safely.

Have a good week, and I’ll no doubt see lots of you tomorrow at the interval session.

Thanks

Dan