The Week Ahead – Monday 7th January 2019

Evening Nidders,
It’s the first email (from me) of 2019, and after a short hiatus we’re back to normal this week. I hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing festive period, but if you’re anything like  me, and you’ve relaxed a little bit too much you’ll be raring to go for the return of the interavls tomorrow night…
Tuesdays sees the return of Sarah as coach, and she’ll be joined by Jonathan C and Brian. We’re heading down to Montpellier for a hill session, please be ready to leave the club at 7pm, or you can choose to meet at the bottom of Montpellier from about 7.15pm. We’re expecting a big crowd tomorrow, so we might have to utlisie both hills, but we’ll make a decision on the night.
On Thursday I thought it would be nice if we ran towards Green Lane – I don’t think we’ve ran that way for a while! Leaving the club via Claro Road, you turn left at the top and run towards the hospital and continue along Slingsby Walk. Turning left onto Oatlands Drive, you passing the top of Wheatlands Road before turning right onto Hookstone Road and heading up towards M&S. From there its straight across onto Leadhall Lane before a right onto Green Lane. It’s then straight across at the roundabout and along Beckwith Road before returning back to the club via Otley Road.
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

Have a great week everyone, and Happy New Year (it’s probably too late to say it but nevermind)
Thanks Dan

Week Ahead – Monday 10th December 2018

Evening Nidders,

I’ll have to be quick this evening, I’ve left my laptop charger at work, and I’m on a bit of a low battery! The pressure!

Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who has stepped forward to enquire about filling one of the vacant roles on the committee(as mentioned in last week’s email). We’ve had people throw their hats into the ring for the roles of Chair, Membership Secretary and Ladies Captain, which is great news. There’s still some General Member positions that need filling along with the General Secretary role, of course nothings official until our AGM in February so still lots of time for you to get involved, speak to any members of the current Committee for more information.

On Tuesday, I’m back coaching and this week I’ll be supported by Martin and Steve, we’re heading back to Beech Grove, a repeat of the first session of the winter – I can’t believe we’re at #5 already! As always meet at the club ready to run at 7pm, or you can meet at the Prince of Wales roundabout ready for a warm up from 7.10 ish. Please don’t forget your hi-vis vests, I’ve noticed a few people turning up in dark tops, which just isn’t safe at this time of year. If something was to happen when out running with the club we wouldn’t be insured, so we should really refuse to let people join in, but we don’t want to have to do that, so please ‘invest in a vest!’

Onto Thursday and I thought we could run towards the Valley Gardens, so leaving the club via Claro Road we run through and down towards the Pump Rooms. From there it’s up to the top of Cornwall Road before turning left onto Harlow Moor Road, and then right onto Otley Road before taking a left again onto Beckwith Road. From there we head back to the club via Green Lane, Leadhall Lane and then either Leeds Road or Hookstone Road. If that route seems a bit long then you can choose to turn left onto Otley Road and then back to the club via the Stray.

The initial break point for this run is the entrance to the Valley Gardens.

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
That’s all from me, I’ve made it with just a few % to spare!

Hopefully see you tomorrow

Dan

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