Week Ahead – Sunday 23rd February 2020

Afternoon All,

A big week in the club calendar coming up, as we have our Annual General Meeting on Thursday and another exciting Peco race at the weekend; but before I launch into the detail, I wanted to thank you for continuing our reputation as a friendly club.

We’ve had quite a few email enquiries and several new runners joining us recently, and its been nice to see your warm welcome has resulted in several joining the club.

You’ll probably be pleased to learn this is my last push to remind everyone that we really need you to join us at the AGM.
We need a quorum for the meeting.
As an incentive, anyone who didn’t receive their well earned medal or trophy at the awards evening can collect it on Thursday.
The bar is open and we have pizza!

It’s also a chance to meet all of the committee members too, and discuss running plans for the year ahead .

Talking of which, here is the plan for the week.

Tuesday 25/2/20. Intervals. Derwent Road. Speed. 2/6.
There will be coaches to lead you through the session.
7pm from the club or 7.10pm at Derwent Road. Please be warmed up and ready to run.

Thursday 27/2/20. Social Run 7pm . Hockey Club.
A shortish one this evening to give everyone chance to get back in time for the AGM. Did I mention AGM!
Route. Cold Bath Road.
Over the iron bridge, Woodfield Road, Skipton Road, Kings Road, Coldbath Road, Otley Road, York Place and back to the club. 4.5 miles

A longer version would be from Coldbath Road, Pannal Ash Road, Green Lane, M&S, St Aidans, Slingsby Walk, Claro Road.
6 miles.

AGM 8.30pm. Function Room, Hockey Club.

Saturday 29/2/20. Leap Year!
An extra day to do some training but watch out guys its also a chance for ladies to propose! Now this might be good news but it might also be a day of worry! Either way good luck!

Sunday 1/3/20
Peco Cross Country. Roundhay Park Mansion Lane, Leeds. LS8 2HH

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 and look after any new members.
Report any injuries to Bec Carman our Welfare Rep, or any Committee member.

Best Wishes, Christine
NVRR Chair.

Week Ahead – Sunday 16th February 2020

Afternoon All,

Well, we are definitely having some testing weather at the moment, two storms in 2 weeks! It doesn’t appear to have put many people off running as I saw quite a few hardy Nidders, both adults and juniors, at Conyngham Hall park run yesterday.

This week ahead sees us start block three of the intervals, and move towards more speedy sessions. We don’t have any championship races next weekend either, so it’s a chance to dig deep and get in some solid winter training.

If you’re one of those people thinking twice about coming to the club on an evening, then just come along. It doesn’t matter if you jog a couple of miles, run a hard session or something in between. I will guarantee you that you’ll feel better afterwards.

Of course, we have quite a few members injured too, so where possible keep the contact with one another as it can be quite a lonely place.

So the week ahead.

Tuesday 18/2/20. Intervals. Derwent Road. Speed. 1/6.
There will be coaches to lead you through the session.
7pm from the club or 7.10pm at Derwent Road. Please be warmed up and ready to run.

Thursday 20/2/20. Social Run. Hockey Club.
Route. Duchy Road.
Claro Road, Skipton Road,Kings Road, Coppice Drive or Springfield Road to Ripon Road, Duchy Road, Harlow Moor Road, Otley Road, York Place back to the club.
6 miles.

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 and look after any new members.
Report any injuries to Bec Carman our Welfare Rep, or any Committee member.

Best Wishes, Christine
NVRR Chair.

Week Ahead – Sunday 9th February 2020

Afternoon All

I hope this finds you all safe and well, especially those of you who ran the Peco Cross Country today.

There’s quite a lot going on at the moment across both the junior and adult sections of the club, particularly as we near our AGM. I know Ive mentioned this before but the junior section desperately needs more qualified coaches.

Whilst this is a bit of a commitment it’s also a rewarding role as you’re able to observe the juniors progressing in their athletics. Even if you’re only half interested, please liaise with Liam Marwood to check it out.

Still on the subject of the AGM here are a few more reminders.

AGM.
Thursday 27th February at 8.30pm in the function room of the Hockey Club.

We need a minimum of 20% of our members in attendance to reach a quorum. That’s around 40 people.

If you have any motions for discussion email enquiries@niddvalleyroadrunners.co.uk before this Thursday 13th February.

Should you wish to stand for any of the committee positions please email enquiries@niddvalleyroadrunners.co.uk with your name, the position you wish to stand for, and the names of two fellow club members to propose and second you for the post.
All nominations should be in by midnight on Thursday 13th February 2020.

Finally, if you’re attending and you’d like pizza, please let Nadene Wilkinson know.

The Week Ahead.

Tuesday 11/2/20. Intervals. West Park. 1 mile loops. 6/6.
There will be coaches to lead you through the session.
7pm from the club or 7.10pm on West Park. Please be warmed up and ready to run.

Given the recent weather and the forecast I would advise you watch out for further information on any changes to this training.

Thursday 13/2/20. Social Run. Hockey Club.
Route. Knox
Over the iron bridge, Woodfield Road, Skipton Road, Kings Road, Coldbath Road, Pannal Ash Road, Green Lane, M&S, St Aidan’s, Slingsby Walk, Claro Road.
6 miles.

Saturday 15/2/20. Wetherby Park Run.
This is in our championship so its a chance to race for free and locally.
Post park run tea has got to be done too!

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 and look after any new members.
Report any injuries to Bec Carman our Welfare Rep, or any Committee member.

Best Wishes, Christine
NVRR Chair.

AGM, pizza & awards

Dear NVRR Members

Just a reminder that the Annual General Meeting of Nidd Valley Road Runners is on Thursday 27th February 2020, at 8:30pm in the upstairs function room and bar at Harrogate Hockey Club.

2020 AGM Agenda

Committee Roles

Minutes of 34th Annual General Meeting 21.2.19

Constitution

We need you!!
We require as many members as possible to make any electoral decisions count on the night, so please make every effort to attend. The bar will be open and there is free pizza for all those attending! To help us order the right numbers please remember to click ‘going’ on the AGM event on Facebook. If you do not have Facebook, or if you have any dietary requirements, please email Nadene at nadenewilkinson@hotmail.com by Thursday 20th February.

We will be bringing along any trophies or medals which were not collected at the awards night. If you know that you have an award to collect but cannot make the AGM, please arrange for someone to collect the award on your behalf if at all possible.

An updated proposed agenda is attached for your information, along with the current constitution, committee position roles, and minutes from the previous AGM. Please bring along your own printed copies of the minutes and constitution if you would like them.

Copies of the Club Accounts and Balance Sheet from 2019 will be available on the night. If you have any questions about the Accounts please email Sylvia at sylviamorten1@gmail.com, who will address them at the 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 enquiries@niddvalleyroadrunners.co.uk with your name, the position you wish to stand for, and the names of two fellow club members to propose and second you for the post. All nominations should be in by midnight on Thursday 13th February 2020.

Motions for discussion
Please email enquiries@niddvalleyroadrunners.co.uk 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 Thursday 13th February 2020.

Hope to see you all there.

Many thanks,
Christina

Christina Taylor
Secretary
Nidd Valley Road Runners

Week Ahead – Sunday 2nd February 2020

Afternoon All

I hope you’re all well and that whatever you resolved to do in 2020 is still on track!

If you’ve been shying away from club nights, training or running in general now is the time to change that. Get yourself down to the club. Don’t over think it – just turn up, I bet you’ll enjoy your run and at the very least some good company!

Earlier this week Graham sent out initial information regarding a new supplier for our kit. This has prompted a few comments, I want to reassure members that as a committee we’re listening.  The design of the tee shirt has yet to be confirmed, so there is time for consultation.

On another note I recently mentioned social media within the club. Well, following this email, I will be sending out another regarding this very topic. I know this is a lot for a Sunday afternoon/evening, but it is important, so please do read it.  The policy can be found on the club website here

So, onto the best bit and the week ahead.

Tuesday 4/2/20. Intervals. West Park. 1 mile loops. 5/6.
Emma and Steve will be leading this week’s coaching session.
7pm from the club or 7.10pm on West Park. Please be warmed up and ready to run.

Thursday 6/2/20 Social Club Run. Supermarket Route. 7 miles.
Towards the iron bridge, left 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.

Of course if you want a bit of a change you could always run it in reverse!

The Bar – Social.
The bar is open too, why don’t you pop upstairs for a quick drink and chat? Ill be there, no, I’m not buying, but it’s a chance to ask any questions of me regarding the club and our up and coming AGM. Or just come and have a good chat.

Sunday 9/2/20 Peco Cross Country.
West Park, Leeds.

After a couple of weeks off from racing its back into the XC championships with race number 10 next Sunday, February 9th. This is the 4th race in the Peco league and takes place at West Park in Leeds. Junior races start at 10.00am so if you are able to get there early it would be great to give them some support. The men’s race is at 11am and the women at 11.10am for all details regarding location, parking etc please see the link below. As always please car share wherever possible, remember your vest and your Peco number. If you haven’t collected your number yet Martin will have them at the 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. See and be seen!
Use a head torch.
Warm up and stretch off after running.
Buddy up with someone where possible and watch out for new members.
Report any injuries to Bec Carman our Welfare Rep, or any Committee member.

Best Wishes, Christine
NVRR Chair.