The Nidd Valley 100 Challenge – Fountains parkrun

A message from Martin L

Evening Nidders,

Inspired by the 300 challenge last year when four of our club septuagenarians (that’s over 70’s by the way) did a parkrun in a combined time of less than 2 hours, I have set up another challenge.

On Saturday 23 March, five of us mature male Nidders who are all in our fifties, will attempt to complete Fountains Parkrun in a combined time of 100 minutes. So Andy Todd, Mike Deacon, Steff Quinn, Jim Cook and I will have to run an average time of sub 20 minutes each. It won’t be easy!

So we need your help. It would be great to have lots of our team mates there running, volunteering see Fountains Volunteer Roster or cheering on the day. If you’re free it would be great to see you there and a trip to Fountains is never wasted with the lovely cafe afterwards. It will be good practice for when we have the club champs race there the following Saturday (more of that in a later communication)

If anyone fancies being our official time-keeper on the day that would be great too.

When I was young, I never needed anyone
And making love was just for fun, those days are gone
Livin’ alone, I think of all the friends I’ve known
But when I dial the telephone, nobody’s home
All by myself, don’t wanna be
All by myself, anymore

Martin Lofthouse

NVRR Weekly Email – Sunday 10th march 2019

Afternoon All

Hope this finds you all fit and well.

As you know last Wednesday we held our first committee meeting. There was a lot of discussion, decisions and a few initiatives all aimed at improving the club for members.
Here’s a couple of issues you will be interested in knowing about.

Monthly Newsletter.
This is a newsletter for you which will be attached to my weekly email at the end of each month. The plan is to have the first one ready for the end of March. Kevin Dalton will be producing the newsletter.
It may not be the finished article, I envisage the newsletter will evolve over time with members being invited to email Kevin with significant race results, stories and achievements.
Kevindalton1@gmail.com

Paced Groups.
There will be 5 paced groups on offer for our Thursday Club Runs. This should offer more opportunity for you to run at the right pace for you.

The week ahead.

Tuesday. 12/3/19 Pyramid Session. Slingsby Walk.
Meet at the club for 6.45pm ready to jog to the start or meet at Slingsby Walk at the junction of Wetherby Road for 7.15pm.
There will be a coach and assistants to take the session.

Thursday 14/3/19 Club Run

Route. Showground. 7 miles.
Kingsley Drive, Morrison’s, Freemans Corner, Sainsbury’s, Yorkshire showground, Hookstone Drive, Leeds Road, across the Stray, York Place, Claro Road.

Run leaders, please make a note of the route and step forward to lead one of the groups.

Pacing Groups.

Group 1. – 5K under 23 mins
Group 2. – 5K under 25minutes
Group 3. – 5K under 27 minutes
Group 4 – 5K under 30 minutes
Group 5 – 5K under 33 minutes

Health and Safety Briefing.

A degree of risk is inevitable in almost all sports. Running coaches, assistants and runners all share a responsibility for minimising the risks.
Some of these risks include but are not limited to a risk of injury, getting lost or being left behind.
Advice on reducing such risk is outlined below:-

Warm up and cool down correctly.
Hi Viz vests and head torches in dark or poor weather conditions.
Water and sunscreen in hot weather.
Maintaining an awareness of other runners. Buddy up where possible.

In the event an injury does occur please remember to inform the welfare officer using the on line form on our club web site.

Looking forward to seeing you all out there having fun on your run.

Best Wishes, Christine.

Catch up for the Fellies – Sunday 10th March 2019

After the snowy excitement of Runners & Riders and the lovely weather joys at Ilkley, the next 2 races in the Nidd Fell Champs are Buckden Out Moor on 6th April and The Cake Race on 4th May. I’ve added some detail here but I also wanted to alert you to 2 pre-entry only races in a few months time, Wharfedale Trail ½ Marathon and Blackfell.

Buckden Out Moor (Fell 3)
Unfortunately, I’ll be holiday so won’t be able to join you for this one. It’s a fairly new race so to be honest I don’t much about it, but please do tell me about afterwards.
Date: Saturday 6th April
Start time: 11am
Entry fee: £8 On Day – £6 Pre Entry
Distance/Climb/Grade: 8.2K/472m/AS
FRP summary: Course partially marked but will have some steep bits. Hope a map will be available before the day.
Details: The link on the FRA website currently doesn’t work so I’ve emailed the organiser for more info. That’s the low-key nature of the fells for you!
Race HQ: Buckden Car Park BD23 5JA
Kit: Always take full kit to fell races just in case the organisers insist. You may wish to carry it anyway. Technically, if the weather is poor you could be asked to wear/carry full waterproof body cover (that’s including trousers), hat, gloves, whistle, map, compass. If the weather is good it’s likely the organiser will be OK with a lot less kit.

The Cake Race (Fell 4)
So far 20 Nidds have entered. Don’t delay if you’re interested, < 40 places left.
Date: Saturday 4th May
Start time: 11am
Entry fee: £5 Pre Entry Only – bring a home-made cake and get your entry fee back!
Distance/Climb/Grade: 16K/518m/BM
FRP summary: Course partially marked, but be alert in the latter stages of the race as the field spreads you may need to think a bit – print organisers map off. They have introduced a cut-off of 1.5 hours around 10K in. For guidance purposes, I took 62mins to get there last year.
Details: www.saddleworth-runners.co.uk/cake-race
Race HQ: Kiln Green Church, Diggle OL3 5JZ
Kit: Always take full kit to fell races just in case the organisers insist. You may wish to carry it anyway. Technically, if the weather is poor you could be asked to wear/carry full waterproof body cover (that’s including trousers), hat, gloves, whistle, map, compass. If the weather is good it’s likely the organiser will be OK with a lot less kit.

There are 2 Entry On Day (EOD) races in May (Charlesworth Chase and Jack Bloor) as you’ll see from the diary on our website, but 2 future races to watch out which are pre-entry only are:

Wharfedale Trail ½ Marathon (Fell 7)
So far 4 Nidds have entered so plenty points available. Get in there.
Date: Saturday 1st June
Start time: 11am
Entry fee: £28 Pre Entry Only (gulp quite a bit, but it’s the word Trail and all the flagging that shoves the price up). Early entrants got it £10 cheaper.
Distance/Climb/Grade: 21K/590m/BL
FRP summary: Flagged throughout and all on good tracks with brilliant scenery so should be a delight. You should print off the organisers map though.
Details: www.wharfedalemarathonevents.com/
Race HQ: Wharfedale Rugby Club, Threshfield BD23 5BS
Kit: Full kit will be necessary (it’s an BL). Wear/carry full waterproof body cover (that’s including trousers), hat, gloves, whistle, map, compass, emergency food.

Blackfell (Fell 8)
This was included as it’s local and an English Championship race in Kettlewell. It’s the toughest race in the Nidd 2019 Fell Champs. I’ve diarised a recce for the weekend before having done it in 2018. Entries open on 27th April but will go quickly.

Date: Saturday 6th July (Recce run on Saturday 29th June)
Start time: 1pm
Entry fee: £14 Pre Entry Only
Distance/Climb/Grade: 15K/777m/AM
FRP summary: Not beginner friendly, that’s for sure. Essential to print the organisers map.
Details: http://www.bingleyharriers.co.uk/events/blackfell-race/
Race HQ: Kettlewell Village Hall BD23 5QX
Kit: Full kit will be necessary even if a scorcher (it’s an AM). Wear/carry full waterproof body cover (that’s including trousers), hat, gloves, whistle, map, compass, emergency food.

FRPhil

Peco Results, Relays and Presentations

Good Evening Nidds,

Peco Results, Relays and Presentations.

Firstly Martin, Michelle and I would like to thank all those that took part in the Pecos, although we did not win any team prizes, the Nidd Valley Ladies Vet Premier Division came closed, coming third, just one point behind Wetherby Runners, but we still had some individual successes for Sue Simpson 3rd vet L55, Andy Todd 2nd Vet M55 and Tony Ledwaba-Chapman 2nd MV75. Andy is also a reserve for one of the  PECO v WYWL Relay teams- well done brilliant performances.

Link to results – http://pecoxc.co.uk/Results/race5/League%20Tables%202018-19-3.pdf

The Peco v WYWl Relays – the annual end-of season relays will take place on Sunday 31st March and are being hosted this year by the West Yorkshire Winter League and will be at the John Charles Stadium. Full details will be posted on the PECO League web site as soon as they are available, but the Race HQ will be the Phoenix Bar at John Charles and the route will be 3 miles approx. for Seniors and 1 mile approx. for Juniors. Registration will open at 9.00am; the Junior Relay will start at 10.00am and the Senior Relay at 11.00am. If you would like to be part of a Nidd Valley Relay team then please let me know. There are 3 people required for each relay team, and depending on how many people want to take part we will look to put some teams together. If you would like to be in a team then please email me asap but no later than next Wednesday 13th March

This year the senior presentations will not be after the relays and instead they are being held at The Wardrobe in Leeds on Friday 29th March (starting at 7.30pm). There will be a DJ and a decent buffet provided. Tickets will be £5 per head, and will be available to buy on RaceBest from today, Thursday 7th March. They will be available until March 22nd only, as the organisers need to notify the caterers of numbers a week before the event. All Senior Individual and Team prizes will be presented on this evening.  

Well done everyone we had a great turn out at all the Peco races this year, with lots of you taking part for the first time. I do hope you have all enjoyed XC as much as I have.

Sarah

Week Ahead – Sunday 3rd March 2019

Afternoon All

Hope this finds you all well and ready to take on the week ahead. It’s March, the days are getting longer and we can look forward to some daylight running very soon.

The week ahead.

Tuesday. 5/3/19. Interval Session.

Wheatlands Road East. Meet at the corner of Wheatlands Road and Oatlands Drive  at 7.15pm.

Alternatively meet at the hockey club at 6.45pm ready to jog there at 7pm.

Jeff Walker will be the coach for the session  with others assisting him.

Don’t forget these sessions are invaluable for building strength and speed and you always feel fantastic afterwards, don’t you!!

Thursday  7/3/19 Club Run

Route. Knaresborough.

Kingsley Drive, Knaresborough Road, Boroughbridge Road, Stockwell Lane, Briggste, Forest Moor Road, Morrison’s and Kingsley Drive. 7 miles.

Run leaders, please make a note of the route and step forward to lead one of the groups.

Pacing Groups

Group 1. – 5K under 23 mins

Group 2. – 5K under 26 minutes

Group 3. – 5K under 29 minutes

Group 4 – 5K under 33 minutes

Health and Safety Briefing.

A degree of risk is inevitable in almost all sports. Everyone shares a responsibility for minimising the risks associated with running.

Some of these risks include but are not limited to a risk of injury, getting lost or being left behind.

Advice on reducing such risk is outlined below:-

Warm up and cool down correctly.

Hi Viz vests and head torches in dark or poor weather conditions.

Water and sunscreen in hot weather.

Maintaining an awareness of other runners. Buddy up where possible.

In the event an injury does occur please remember to inform the welfare officer using the on line form on our club web site.

Committee Meeting.

This Wednesday is the first meeting with the new committee members with lots to discuss. Unless you have any pressing issues to put on the agenda we’re not specifically asking for agenda items for that reason. Next months committee meeting will be business as usual.

Looking forward to seeing you all out there, having fun on your run.

Christine.