Zip to Zoom Is Back

Nidd Valley Road Runners are recruiting for their third cohort of Zip to Zoomers to start on Tuesday October 8th 2019.

This initiative, run by fully qualified coaches, has already been highly successful with graduates now regularly participating in parkrun events, 10k races and recently the Boston Half Marathon.  Zip to Zoom also entered a team in the 2018 Great Knaresborough Bed Race.

Zip to Zoom is the Nidd Valley version of the popular Couch to 5k programme.

The next course will start on Tuesday October 8th at 7pm.  Sessions will be based at Harrogate Hockey Club and will run every Tuesday and Thursday for 10 weeks and will cost £20.00

For more information, or to book your place, please use our Contact Form below and select the Zip to Zoom option.

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Zip to Zoom does Bed Race

Week Ahead – Sunday 8th September 2019

Afternoon All

As always, I hope this finds you all well and making the most of the late Summer early Autumn weather. Its been a cracking day for the Great North Run and I know we had quite a few Nidders taking part so well done everyone and I hope you enjoyed it.

Its not long now for our very own half marathon at Redcar. If you haven’t already done so please let Debbie Dilasser know your food choice and if you would like a first or second sitting. I’ll be at the race but spectating from the side lines, that said I’ll definitely be joining you for fish and chips.

Kevin Dalton will be sending out the newsletter this week so watch this space for a round up of results, possibly some funny anecdotes and some action photographs.

Thank you to Nadene for organising all the social pub runs over the summer and in particular last Tuesdays fish and chip run. I was sorry to have missed it.

On a personal note I would like to thank everyone for your birthday wishes yesterday and making the day a special one.

The Week Ahead.

Tuesday 10/9/19. Intervals.
Phil and Jeff have kindly taken over the coaching role this week and have an excellent session planned for everyone.
19:10 hours on the Stray at the hospital end of Slingsby Walk.

Thursday 12/9/19.Social Run.
Showground. Whilst its still light this run provides a bit of off road as an option and some excellent scenery to enjoy.
Kingsley Drive, Morrisons, Freemans Corner, Wetherby Road towards the showground with options of going into the woods or straight up the road to the Squash Club, Hookstone Drive, Leeds Road and across the Stray to the club.
6 miles.

Saturday 14/9/19. Westmorland.
Championship Trail/Fell Race, Westmorland. 8.1 miles with 1321 feet of ascent.
Sarah has sent out an email with the details and a link to the race website. Please refer to both if you’re planning on running and of course good luck!

Pacing Groups.
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.
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 1st September 2019

Afternoon All

It’s September and in my opinion this is the best month of the year! Cooler weather, great for running and time to focus training towards the cross country season. Of course the fact that it’s the month of my birthday has absolutely nothing to with it, honestly!

We’re into the final 4 weeks of the half marathon plan too, so dig deep and remember the race will be upon you really soon; oh and the fish and chips!

The Week Ahead.

Tuesday 3/9/19. Knaresborough Fish and Chip Run.
It’s the last of our pub runs with a bit of a difference. We’re meeting at the Cenotaph in Knaresborough ready to run for 7pm with a fish and chip supper at the end.
Please arrive early to pay for your order in advance and check out the email from Nadene Wilkinson for further details.

There will be the usual social run from the club too.

Thursday 5/9/19. Intervals.
Those people following the Redcar half marathon plan will have an interval session to do at some point this week.
Cath Barber has kindly volunteered to take the session and will be on the Stray near Slingsby walk at the hospital end ready to start for 19:10 hours.
Everyone is welcome, whether you’re racing at Redcar or not.

Club Social Run.
I’m not able to be there so I will leave the choice to those of you in attendance.

Pacing Groups.
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.
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 25th August 2019

Afternoon All

As always, I hope this finds you all well and enjoying the glorious bank holiday weekend.

I don’t normally spotlight individual performances in this e mail, but Ive been so impressed with one of our long standing members that I thought it only right to mention it this week.

Fiona Deacon runs as a female vet in the 55 to 59 age category, and this week she was not only the first Nidd lady home at both races, but won the VF55 at both races. Now this is impressive; but what’s even more impressive and inspiring is that Fiona is returning from a serious injury. She has had a long road to recovery but with patience, following all the advice from professionals and sheer determination, she is back winning races. Fiona is living proof that there is running after injury!

The Week Ahead. W/C 26/8/19

Tuesday 27/8/19. Interval Option.
The 6 week block of interval sessions on the school field has finished. However, Emma Kicks and I will be on the Stray for 19:10 at the Slingsby Walk hospital end to lead another session for those interested. This will be a worthwhile session for those members following the 12 week half marathon plan.

There will be the usual club run too although i haven’t chosen a route. Its still light in the evening, so there’s plenty to chose from.

Thursday 29/8/18. Social Club Run
Knaresborough.
Kingsley drive, Knaresborough Road, Boroughbridge Road,Stockwell Lane, Briggate, Forest Moor Road, Morrisons and Kingsley Drive. 7 miles

Pacing Groups.
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.

Sunday 1/9/19. Tholthorpe 10K
Another road championship race to enjoy.
Please check out the race website for full details.

Health and Safety Briefing.
Warm up and stretch off after running.
Buddy up with someone where possible
Report an injuries to Bec Carman our welfare member or any committee member.

Happy running everyone.

Best Wishes, Christine.
NVRR Chair.

Week Ahead – Sunday 18th August 2019

Afternoon All,

I hope this finds you all well. We have another busy week ahead with 3 race options in the mix but just to lighten the training and racing focus I thought you might want to indulge in some self reflection and see how many you can relate to below.

Lies runners tell themselves and others
It always makes me feel good
It wasn’t the running that caused the injury it was ******
Weather doesn’t bother me
I’m never doing that again.
I’m used to the early mornings
I don’t really care about the numbers
I’m not really racing this one its just a training run
I haven’t done much training for *****
I’m going to take it easy as I’m saving myself for ******
I’m not bothered if ****** beats me today
I’m counting that as 10 miles as it was hilly even though my Garmin states 9.6

Now we all know what we’re like here are the details for the week ahead.

The Week Ahead 19/8/19.

Tuesday 20//8/19 Intervals.
The interval block of training continues on the school field behind the hockey club.
7pm start with a coach and assistants leading you through the session.

There is the usual club run too, if anyone would prefer that.

Wednesday 21/8/19 Sessay Swift.
Another club championship road race and only 6K. Please check out the race website for further information.

Thursday 22/8/19. Social Club Run. Valley Gardens.
I’m suggesting this one as its 5 miles, which isn’t too far for those who raced the night before and its a scenic route to enjoy. There are options to vary the route if desired.

Route.
Claro Road, Town Centre, Cornwall Road, Harlow Moor Road, Beckwith Road and Green Lane returning via Leeds Road or Hookstone Road. 5 miles.

Saturday 24/8/19. Burnsall 10 mile road race and Burnsall Classic Fell Race 2.4K
Again, please check the race website for further information. I understand there’s a few people planning to do the double, good for you and good luck!

Health and Safety Briefing.
Warm up and stretch off after running.
Buddy up with someone where possible
Report an injuries to Bec Carman our welfare member or any committee member.

Please accept my apologies for my absence of late but Im still keeping the injury bench nice and warm.

Enjoy your week and try not to tell too many lies!!.

Best Wishes, Christine.
NVRR Chair.