Results Roundup – Wednesday 9th August 2018

Good evening, here is a quick round up of all the latest race/parkrun results from the last couple of weeks.

James Herriot

This 14k trail race is classed as a ‘road’ event in the club championships, but in reality the road part lasts for about 100m. Castle Bolton in Wensleydale makes for a usually glorious backdrop for this race but this year the weather had other ideas. After weeks and weeks of continuous hot, sunny, dry weather, the total amount of rainfall usually associated with the Dales in summer decided to make an appearance on race day. The rain started in the morning and did not stop until well into the afternoon – in the words of Forrest Gump ‘We been through every kind of rain there is. Little bitty stingin’ rain, and big ol’fat rain, rain that flew in sideways, and sometimes rain even seemed to come straight up from underneath’

It was wet but it didn’t deter NVRR sending 23 brave souls in to the murk. Here are the finishing times:

Matt Wilkinson 60.52 (5th overall)

Andy Todd 63.63

Nigel Scaife 69.20

Jon Easton 70.12

Steve Turner 72.48

Chris Beattie 76.48

Phil Ventress 78.97

Jim Cook 79.95

Jane Evans 80.43

Emma Kettlewell 81.32

Christine Holleran 82.80

Steve Newton 85.98

Jeremy Scott 86.90

Debbie Gibson 87.03

Christine Jones 87.08

Christina Taylor 90.73

Jeff Walker 91.48

Rachel Prince 93.93

Dave Prince 93.93

Nadene Wilkinson 94.42

Moira McTague 96.87

Janet Carling 99.17

Ian Scott 107.97

Sarah Chalmers 113.83


Over the last couple of weeks there has been some excellent parkrun results.  On Saturday 21st July there was a new PB of 18:55 for Ben Baird at York, 20:32 for John Beaumont at Harrogate, and Mike Benson 22:54 at Harrogate. At Fountains Abbey Andy Todd finished in 18:35 at and Andrew Aird 23:13.

Last Saturday 28th July saw Andrew Aird at Newcastle and he finished in 22:59, Andrew Peagram ran at Bury St Edmunds in a time of 21:44, Martin Weeks crossed the line at Druridge Bay in 28:11, Ben Rosie 23:51 at Holkham. There was a PB of 26:18 for Colleen Gruenwald at Wetherby, PB of 28:20 for Nidd junior Beth Whiley at Fountains, and a PB of 23:42 for Sarah Hughan at Harrogate.

Last Saturday Adam Kirk was 2nd overall at Cross Flats with a PB of 18:43, Ben Baird got an 18:46 PB at Harrogate, and Mike Benson also got a PB in 22:52 Harrogate.

Round Hill fell race

These local fell races do have an appeal about them – they’re not a great distance to get to, you can enter on the day for a relatively low cost, then you’re done and dusted by lunchtime with the rest of Sunday free to eat/drink/spend some quality time on the Playstation.

 This event, organised by the lovely folk at Otley AC, covered a distance of 8.7 miles with about 1100ft ascent over Blubberhouses Moor from the village of Timble (for all you fell aficionado’s it’s category CM, PM & LK, grid ref 170531) .

Conditions on Sunday were the complete opposite from the previous weekends’ rain fest at James Herriot – the sun was blazing, the ground was bone dry (even the bogs weren’t that boggy, taped seams NOT required). 131 runners finished this event (which, at the start, to be honest looked a bit like a like an Inov8 corporate day out) with 10 made up by Nidd Valley. Here is the list of finishers:

Jonathan Easton 1:15:03

Carol Morgan 1:15:08

Chris Beattie 1:19:50

Jane Evans 1:21:31

Phil Robinson 1:26:45

Jim Cook 1:31:46

Debbie Gibson 1:39:28

Cath Barber 1:43:07

Fiona Robinson 1:58:22

Sarah Chalmers 2:18:07

In other news, Nigel Scaife was 3rd overall in the Sturminster Newton 5k, and Yvonne Skelton completed the Northumberland Coastal Run in 2:36:08.

Results Round Up – Tuesday 17th July

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the club so here is a roundup of all the recent results. On the last batch, I forgot to include Andy Harris in the Staveley Stampede results, he finished 6th overall and in a time of 39:07 – sorry Andy!

Please let me know if you raced and didn’t get a mention or if I’ve missed something like your new parkrun PB – with so many new members it’s difficult to keep tabs on everyone during the racing season. Well done to every one that’s raced over the last few weeks – this unusually prolonged spell of hot weather has made running more challenging than usual! It’s also great to see the Zip to Zoomers enjoying the races and evening league events – your hard work and positive attitude is really evident………

Eccup 10
This race is another popular 10 mile event that usually fills up quite quickly, and is very well attended by clubs from the Leeds/Harrogate area. It also features as one of our club champ races so there was extra points up for grabs. It was hot day so well done to all those who attended.

Here is the finishing list:
Adam Kirk 1:01:30
John Beaumont 1:10:34
Kevin Dalton 1:10:57
Emma Dooley 1:18:44
Sue Simpson 1:22:45
Yvonne Skelton 1:35:35
Michelle Smith 1:46:38
Sylvia Morten 1:56:40
Sarah Chalmers 1:59:48

Harrogate 10k
Harrogate Harriers once again organised this 10k, this time with a bit more of an interesting route which started and finished at their new base at the squash club. Conditions were not great for running as temperatures were up in to the high 20’s, and with no breeze to relieve some of the hot air, the last hundred or so metres up the ‘Crimple Killer ‘ proved to be a bit savage for some folk! Nidd had a good number of runners there to support the Harriers, and all managed to cross the line without any issues despite the conditions…..

Nigel Scaife 00:44:41
David Shores 00:48:49
James Forster 00:51:33
Natasha Harrison 00:54:05
Dave Seaman 00:55:44
Alison Iles 00:56:17
Nicholas Smith 00:58:51
Moira Mctague 00:59:33
Iain Scott 01:00:26
Debbie Dilasser 01:01:10
Russell Geraghty 01:01:19
Susana Shaw 01:02:01
Rosemary Thompson 01:02:18
Marcos Montana 01:02:13
Jane Wilkinson 01:06:30
Fiona Robinson 01:08:30
Martin Weeks 01:08:32

Hadrian’s Wall half
Phil Ventress ran the Hadrian’s Wall half marathon the other week but I forgot to include it the write up! Phil finished in 1:51:16, which was a PB for him at this one.

Burn Valley
This half marathon, which starts and finishes in Masham, was given the nick name of ‘Death Valley’ by one of our club members. This is in no doubt due to the many hills that runners have to ascend over the 13.1 mile route usually in very warm conditions. It’s a great one to enter and another club champs race. Here are the finishers:

Andy Todd 1:31:48.7
Martin Lofthouse 1:32:19.6
Nigel Scaife 1:42:57.6
Kevin Dalton 1:44:35.4
Emma Dooley 1:51:27.3
Christopher Beattie 1:53:13.6
Rebecca Maggs 1:57:19.5
Jane Evans 1:57:13.4
Jenny Manning 2:16:08.6
Debbie Gibson 2:16:21.3
Rachael Prince 2:18:14.7
Yvonne Skelton 2:18:41.7
Jane Hill 2:27:53.5
Michelle Smith 2:31:07.1
Fiona Robinson 2:35:20

Thirsk Evening league
This was the last race of the current batch that we actually got to run in before it’s our turn to host next week. After the two previous races involving lots of hills and not much food left at the post race buffets, the relative flatness (and very dusty) 5 mile route at Thirsk was welcomed by most runners (apart from FRP). Conditions were again not ideal for racing due to the high temperatures – a theme that seems to have been running since June – but we managed to push on and get round without incident. The post-race food at the athletics club was spot on as there was plenty of sarnies and cakes to go round. Although we didn’t have as many runners at this one as we have had at the previous races in the series, it was still a great turnout of 50+ on the night. Jeff Walker gets a special mention for sacrificing is own race time to make sure that others got round ok…….

Adam Kirk 28:57:00
Matt Wilkinson 30:17:00
Steff Quinn 31:36:00
Martin Lofthouse 31:37:00
Nigel Scaife 32:44:00
Brian Hainsworth 32:45:00
Alex Robinson 33:00:00
Jon Easton 33:45:00
Kevin Dalton 33:52:00
Daniel Eagling 34:08:00
Edoardo Piano 34:28:00
Steve Turner 34:36:00
Becky Barron 35:22:00
Mike Deacon 36:13:00
Sam Fugill 37:13:00
Phil Robinson 37:34:00
Emma Dooley 37:37:00
Jonny Forster 38:19:00
Debra Jenkins 38:48:00
Natasha Harrison 39:20:00
Dave Seaman 39:39:00
Damien Hanslip 39:50:00
Alex Leslie 39:59:00
Alison Iles 40:21:00
Sarah Hughan 40:22:00
Nigel Brereton 42:31:00
Moira Mctague 43:16:00
Ralph Mcmullan 43:34:00
Robert Hill 43:49:00
Ian Mcleod 43:51:00
Debbie Dilasser 45:00:00
Gayle Wise 46:00:00
Yvonne Skelton 46:22:00
Jane Hill 47:36:00
Ursula Holmes 47:42:00
Colleen Gruenwald 48:07:00
Michelle Smith 48:21:00
Jane Wilkinson 48:26:00
Bec Carman 49:52:00
Joanne Warins 50:11:00
Amanda Schofield 50:12:00
Fiona Robinson 51:06:00
Graham Hyde 54:12:00
Chris Parker 54:36:00
Sylvia Morten 55:30:00
Jill Hornsby 55:45:00
Katy Jarrett 56:55:00
Lianne Coiley 56:56:00
Clare Simpson 57:09:00
Chloe Brydon 59:41:00
Jeff Walker 59:42:00

Chocolate 10k
Running and chocolate will always be winning combination, and there’s no better way to celebrate these great things than having a 10k in York, a city rich in chocolate history. Only in its second year, this race incorporates a 2 lap route around York Knavesmire and all finishers get a medal, goody bag, and homemade cake!

NVRR had four runners at this one, with Jonathan Clipston first back for the club in 59:23. Clare Simpson was next in 1:17:30, then Lisa Clipston in 1:29:21, and Carol Coates 1:29:23. Well done everyone, the cake was well deserved!

Burton Leonard 10k
Annual mob match? Check. Lovely village setting? Check. Too hot to run? Check. Trophy retained? Check.

Here are the results:
Adam Kirk 0:38:43.2
Luke Wakelin 0:40:14.7
Andy Todd 0:41:24.9 (1st M50)
Steff Quinn 0:41:57.8
Martin Lofthouse 0:42:13.8
Alex Robinson 0:42:46.4
Sam Fugill 0:43:59.6
Brian Hainsworth 0:44:27.1
Andrew Harris 0:44:47.7
Nigel Scaife 0:44:50.8
John Beaumont 0:44:45.6
Dan Eagling 0:45:04.2
James Braddon 0:46:04.4
Kevin Dalton 0:46:18.3
Benjamin Baird 0:46:43.1
Matt Rickard 0:46:55.9
Kevin Nicholas 0:48:25.6
David Shores 0:48:54.2
Christopher Beattie 0:49:03.0
Michael Deacon 0:49:25.4
Phil Ventress 0:50:29.8
Rob Snow 0:50:44.9
Emma Dooley 0:51:30.5
Fiona Deacon 0:52:02.0
Mark Armstrong 0:52:34.2
Philip Robinson 0:52:42.5
Andrew Aird 0:53:44.9
Jane Evans 0:53:46.8
James Forster 0:54:29.3
Michael Benson 0:54:32.7
Dave Seaman 0:54:33.9 (1st M70)
Alex Leslie 0:54:43.5
Ian Mcleod 0:54:49.6
Andrew Peagram 0:55:06.9
Paul Manning 0:56:21.1
Ralph Mcmullan 0:56:57.1
Stephen Newton 0:57:13.6
Christina Taylor 0:57:33.9
Mark Brown 0:57:43.1
Jeremy Scott 0:57:26.4
Sarah Hughan 0:57:54.7
Jeff Walker 0:58:15.0
Nick Smith 0:58:38.2
Jenny Manning 0:59:57.8
Debbie Gibson 0:59:57.7
Robert Hill 1:00:49.6 (3rd M70)
Moira Mc Tague 1:00:59.2
Marcos Montana 1:01:33.7
Nigel Brereton 1:01:50.5
Sarah Lofthouse 1:01:54.7
Emma Kettlewell 1:01:55.2
Yvonne Skelton 1:03:15.0 (2nd W65)
Carolyn Easton 1:03:48.3
Gayle Wise 1:04:15.7
Jonathan Clipston 1:04:50.7
Rachael Prince 1:05:04.1
Michelle Smith 1:05:52.9
Penelope Tiffney 1:06:59.5
Martin Weeks 1:08:07.8
Jane Hill 1:09:19.6
Lynsey Barraclough 1:10:54.2
Amanda Schofield 1:11:24.8
Lorna Eley 1:11:52.5
Fiona Robinson 1:11:30.1
Graham Hyde 1:16:00.2
Sylvia Morten 1:17:56.1
Sarah Chalmers 1:20:26.8
Yulia Brereton 1:20:59.5
Clare Simpson 1:25:13.2
Jill Hornsby 1:26:03.1
Lianne Coiley 1:26:04.1

Other stuff/parkrun
At the Leeds 10k– Debbie Handslip finished in 1:00:45 while at The Spire 10 miles in Chesterfield Alex Leslie crossed the line in 1:26:21.
In the off road/fell world, there have been several events over the last few weeks.
The Buttermere Horseshoe race over in the Lake District was 22.1 miles with 2515m of climb (category AL) – Eduardo Piano finished this one in 7:07:22.
Fozzy Forster was also in the Lakes recently to take part in the Ultimate Trails 55k, and put in a great effort to finish in 11:19:43.
NVRR had a team at the Danefield Relays consisting of Mark David, FRP Robinson, and Edoardo Piano. They called themselves The Knights who say Nidd and finished in1:15:53
At the recent Golden Acre Relays there were two teams from the club. Nidd Men’s consisting of Steff Quinn, Martin Lofthouse, and Nigel Scaife finished 15th overall in a time of 52:12. Nidd Valley Black and Gold represented by Alex Robinson, Debbie Gibson, Phil Robinson finished in 59:37 and 51st overall.
At the Washburn Valley Relays last Friday evening, NVRR was well represented by 3 teams. Brian Hainsworth, Martin Lofthouse, Andy Harris made up Nidd Valley men’s B team and crossed the line in 1:05:32, while David Shores, Steff Quinn, and Nigel Scaife pushed the other men’s team to finish in 1:09:17.
The Nidd Valley Lady’s team made up of Fiona Deacon, Sarah Chalmers, Bec Carmen put in a great effort to finish in 1:36:27.
Recent parkrun achievements include Michelle Beaumont recording a new PB at Fountains with a time of 36:25, and Coleen Gruenwald getting a PB of 26:31 at Montrose parkrun.

I think that will do for now, see you all later for our evening league race.



Results Round Up – Wednesday 27th June 2018

This is a big one!


At Fountains Abbey on Saturday 16th June, Andy Todd ran his 199th parkrun and a got a new PB of 18:37, finishing 11th out of 343 runners.
At Harrogate, there were PB’s for Jon Beaumont 20:58, Alex Leslie 23:46, James Barnett 23:53, Jane Wilkinson 27:58, and Lisa Clipston 33:39.
Nigel Scaife was at Belton House parkrun, near Grantham to run his 50th and got himself a PB for the course of 20:10. At Wetherby, Nidd junior Liam Escott finished 7th overall with a new PB of 21:08.
Om Saturday 23rd June, Steff Quin got a new PB of 19:02 at Harrogate, as did juniors Max Hamilton in 23:55 and Beth Wiley 26:45.

Otley 10

Love it or loathe it, this challenging mid-summer 10 mile road race has got everything – steep climbs offering great views, long descents, and warm weather guaranteed pretty much every time it’s on. Some of us loved it but many of us loathed it. Here are the finishing times:

Adam Kirk 01:02:30
Martin Lofthouse 01:07:03
Nigel Scaife 01:09:55
Brian Hainsworth 01:10:09
Kevin Dalton 01:15:12
Steven Turner 01:15:38
Jonathan Easton 01:16:40
John Mitton 01:20:20
Phil Ventress 01:20:35
Christopher Beattie 01:20:38
Emma Dooley 01:20:43
James Cook 01:21:36
Carol Morgan 01:22:04
Dave Seaman 01:25:28
Sue Simpson 01:26:15
Alex Leslie 01:28:00
Sarah Hughan 01:28:11
Stephen Newton 01:30:21
Debbie Gibson 01:31:53
Nicholas Smith 01:32:28
Jeff Walker 01:40:20
Nicola Smith 01:40:42
Michelle Smith 01:45:19
Rebecca Carman 01:48:43
Fiona Robinson 01:48:56
Graham Hyde 02:01:43

Settle Hills fell race

Another event to keep the fell lovers happy, this time 11.3km with 400m of climb starting from Settle market place. The event website states that ‘it’s an enjoyable route’ with ‘grassy paths, tarmac at the beginning and the end, rocky paths, tussocky(!) moorland and it includes some steep climbs and descents’

Fighting through the tussocks were:

Luke Wakelin 1:00:15
Martin Lofthouse 1:02:58
Brian Hainsworth 1:08:51
Carol Morgan 1:16:26
FRP Robinson 1:19:17
Chris Beattie 1:22:30
Dave Seaman 1:32:33
Alison Iles 1:39:39
Fiona Robinson 1:52:55
Sarah Chalmers 2:07:29

Freckleton Half marathon (near Preston)

Adam Kirk took part in this event and finished in 1:20:55, 8th overall out of 356 runners – a fantastic effort!

The Wall race 2018

James Braddon took part in this ultra-event, all 69 miles of it, from Carlisle to Newcastle through Hadrian’s Wall country. James dug deep to put in a cracking performance, finishing in 40th place out of 447 solo runners, and in a time 13:24:19!

Beamsley Beacon fell race

This fell race is another popular local event, with 1100ft of climb over a distance of 5.5 miles. Starting from St Peters church hall in Addingham, the route takes runners up through woods, farm land, and open moors before reaching the pile of stones that make up the Beacon. From there the descent back to the finish is your choice on whatever permitted footpath you can find (people are advised to recce the route beforehand to ensure they don’t become geographically challenged on race day)

Here are the results from the Nidds who had a go:

Martin Lofthouse 40.39
Edoardo Piano 42.48
Brian Hainsworth 43.07
Nigel Scaife 43.18
Kevin Nicholas 47.23
Phil Robinson 49.22
Sam Fugill 49.37
Jim Cook 49.41
Chris Beattie 50.02
Simon Harris 50.09
Carol Morgan 51.04
Matt Rickard 51.44
Dave Seaman 57.05
Debbie Gibson 58.37
Russ Geraghty 60.57
Fiona Robinson 85.55
Sarah Chalmers 85.56

Ilkley evening league

Hills and hot conditions were once again the main factors in the latest evening league race, hosted by Ilkley AC. Compared to other races in the league, Ilkley is one of the shorter routes in regards to total distance, but makes up for it with a lengthy climb to start with before a fast descent and flat finish for the last 2 miles. As a club, we had 84 runners take part in this one – a truly staggering turn out and a real testament to how the club has evolved over the last year or so.

Adam Kirk 28:54
Luke Wakelin 29:30
Steff Quinn 31:30
Martin Lofthouse 31:44
Matt Wilkinson 31:49
Edoardo Piano 32:22
Brian Hainsworth 32:24
Nigel Scaife 32:30
Alex Robinson 32:39
Matt Rochester 32:58
Daniel Eagling 33:56
Kevin Dalton 34:09
Kevin Nicholas 34:15
Matt Rickard 34:55
Sam Fugill 34:56
Steve Turner 35:04
Jon Easton 35:24
Becky Barron 35:46
Jim Cook 36:08
Jamie Dilasser 36:11
Paul Eagling 36:13
Liam Marwood 36:23
Chris Beattie 37:04
Andrew Peagram 37:15
Phil Robinson 37:39
Emma Dooley 37:42
Rob Snow 37:47
Alex Crowton 37:53
Jonny Forster 38:15
Ian Mcleod 38:34
Helen Cook 38:40
Damien Hanslip 38:54
Christine Holleran 38:55
Alex Leslie 39:09
Debra Jenkins 39:09
Carol Morgan 39:14
Andrew Aird 39:54
Dave Seaman 40:07
Steve Newton 40:23
Sarah Hughan 40:30
Jenny Manning 41:21
Alison Iles 41:31
Nadene Wilkinson 41:32
Debbie Gibson 41:39
Mark Brown 42:11
Nigel Brereton 42:23
Emma Kettlewell 43:10
Robert Hill 43:12
Moira McTague 43:23
Rachael Prince 43:27
Debbie Dilasser 43:36
Iain Scott 45:20
Jonathon Clipston 45:42
Rosemary Thompson 45:56
Marcos Montana 46:22
Colleen Gruenwald 46:31
Hannah Peagram 46:36
Gayle Wise 47:32
Ursula Holmes 48:03
Jane Wilkinson 48:07
Kate Holliday 48:08
Debbie Hanslip 48:09
Bec Carman 48:17
Jane Hill 49:06
Michelle Smith 50:57
Fiona Robinson 51:08
Amanda Schofield 51:58
Sylvia Morten 52:36
Graham Hyde 53:23
Faith Hammond 53:59
Chris Parker 54:10
Yulia Brereton 55:24
Lianne Coiley 56:09
Jill Hornsby 56:13
Sarah Chalmers 56:19
Lisa Clipston 58:03
Angela Beattie 58:06
Chloe Brydon 58:22
Clare Simpson 58:22
Lizzie Nixon 58:23
Katie Swannie 58:41
Jeff Walker 58:41

Staveley Stampede

Picturesque villages that host these kinds of 10k events always seem to get it right – BBQ, coffee/tea, cake, pub nearby. All good stuff to get excited about as was the number of club runners that turned up for this one. As a club we didn’t do too badly as we had three finish in the top ten! Here are the vital stats:

Adam Kirk 36:21.4 (2nd overall)
Andy Todd 39:07.2 (8th overall, 1st M50)
Martin Lofthouse 39:22.3 (10th overall, 2nd M50)
Nigel Scaife 40:39.5
Brian Hainsworth 41:24.0
Kevin Dalton 42:07.6
John Beaumont 43:34.5
David Shores 45:25.9
James Cook 47:02.4
Debra Jenkins 47:50.8 (3rd F50)
Jane Evans 47:53.7
Helen Cook 48:31.2
Alex Leslie 48:38.2
Sue Simpson 49:02.4 (4th F50)
Michael Benson 49:30.8
Jeremy Scott 49:59.5
Christina Taylor 50:15.8
Rebecca Barron 50:16.8
Carol Morgan 50:41.3
Mark Armstrong 50:53.6
Sarah Hughan 51:24.6
Christine Jones 51:48.1
Lisa Gibson 54:29.2
Robert Hill 54:40.7 (1st M70)
Moira Mctague 55:36.4 (2nd F60)
Emma Kettlewell 55:53.0
Debbie Dilasser 56:58.1
Nicola Smith 57:02.5
Yvonne Skelton 58:14:02
Carolyn Easton 58:53.6
Michelle Smith 01:01:25.0
Martin Weeks 01:02:57.6 (2nd M70)
Colleen Gruenwald 01:03:25.9
Amanda Schofield 01:04:34.6
Sylvia Morten 01:09:00.4
Fiona Cunningham 01:18:14.7
Clare Simpson 01:18:16.5

The Spine Flare 2018

Blatantly copied from the official race page:

The MONTANE® Spine® Flare is a 60hr race from Edale to Hardraw, a magnificent route covering the Southern part of the Pennine Way with highlights including Kinder Scout, Malham Cove & Pen-y-Ghent. At 108 miles this event is not easy, be prepared for a physically demanding challenge with beautiful scenery and great camaraderie.

Nidd Valley has been well represented at the Spine events previously, with Carol Morgan taking on the full mashings in winter time and winning it. On this occasion, Matt Wilkinson decided to have a crack at the Flare event (just 108 miles and no winter weather to contend with) and he went on to finish third overall in a time of 32:24:29. A cracking effort as I am sure you will all agree, will he decide to have a crack at the full winter race??

Well done to everyone who has ran over the last few weeks, keep it up! (Jon Easton)

Results Roundup – Tuesday 12th June 2018

Good evening, here is the latest batch of results from NVRR for you to peruse at your leisure. I’ve tried to make sure that I’ve included everyone who has ran over the last few weeks, but please let me know if your event or race hasn’t been mentioned……

On Saturday 2nd June, at Fountains Abbey, Kevin Dalton achieved a new PB by finishing in a time of 20:24, and it was great to see Fiona Deacon there back running again. On the Stray, there were new PB’’s for Brian Hainsworth 19:51, Christopher Beattie 21:56, Mike Benson 22:58, Nadene Wilkinson 24:18, Kaye Kent 25:32, Jonathan Clipston 25:45, Alexandra Welburn 34:40.
On Saturday 9th June, there were PB’s at Harrogate for Adam Kirk 17:37, Ben Baird 18:59, Chloe Brydon 33:16, and NVRR juniors William Reid 23:26, Cassius Walsh 24:27, Jessica Beaumont 28:15.

Wharfedale trail half marathon

A cheeky 13.2 mile trail which affords participants and their families the opportunity to enjoy a great day out in some of Wharfedale’s finest scenery, with over 2,000 feet of ascents. The route follows well established footpaths, including the Dalesway and Mastiles Lane and for those with time to take in the fabulous scenery the views from Scott Gate, Mastiles and Boss Moor are quite breath-taking.
Jeff Walker and Rachel Prince were there to fly the Nidd flag, with Jeff finishing in 2:32:45 and Rachel in 2:36:22, a massive well done!

Jeff Walker Wharfedale Half

Rachel Prince Wharfedale Half

Pen Y Gent fell race

This was another popular fell race on the calendar that 10.5km in distance with about 564m of climb – Andy Harris and Sam Fugill had a crack at this one. Andy finished in 1:00:16 and Sam in 1:22:26.

Andy Harris Pen-Y-Ghent Fell Race

Eve league race 1 – Skipton

Skipton AC was the host club for the start of this year’s summer evening league, and as per usual the sun made an appearance earlier on in the afternoon and stayed for the duration of the race over some ‘undulating’ terrain on the outskirts of the town. Nidd had 70 plus runners turn up for this one, an amazing number, and we were clearly one of the best represented clubs of the night. The hot conditions and lovely uphill start didn’t seem to deter any of us, and everyone put in a cracking performance. I hope I’ve included everyone that ran, let me know if your name’s missing:

Matt Wilkinson 30:06
Adam Kirk 30:17
Luke Wakelin 31:25
Andy Todd 32:25
Martin Lofthouse 32:45
Steff Quinn 33:10
Brian Hainsworth 33:45
Nigel Scaife 34:15
Kevin Dalton 36:39
Steve Turner 36:48
Dave Shores 37:13
Jon Easton 37:31
John Mitton 37:55
Becky Barron 38:18
Andrew Peagram 38:29
Liam Marwood 38:33
Sam Fugill 38:41
Phil Robinson 38:58
Emma Dooley 39:04
Chris Beattie 39:25
Ian Mcleod 39:32
Mike Deacon 40:02
Helen Cook 40:18
Kevin Nicholas 40:44
Dave Seaman 40:59
Debra Jenkins 41:08
Damien Hanslip 41:17
Alex Leslie 41:46
Natasha Harrison 41:57
Andrew Aird 42:08
Nadene Wilkinson 42:17
Jonny Forster 42:23
Paul Manning 42:29
Carol Morgan 42:35
Nigel Brereton 42:46
Sarah Hughan 42:47
Mark Brown 42:57
Steve Newton 43:04
Debbie Gibson 43:18
Jenny Manning 43:40
Emma Kettlewell 44:25
Jonathon Clipston 45:50
Rachael Prince 46:00
Iain Scott 46:09
Moira Mctague 46:13
Robert Hill 47:13
Susana Shaw 47:47
Richard Taylor 48:00
Hannah Peagra 48:42
Colleen Gruenwald 48:58
Rosemary Thompson 49:03
Lynsey Barraclough 49:07
Ewa Scott 49:15
Jane Hill 49:46
Richard Kavanagh 49:50
Debbie Hanslip 50:03
Kate Holliday 50:26
Fiona Robinson 51:10
Michelle Smith 52:14
Joanne Warins 52:26
Sylvia Morten 55:54
Graham Hyde 56:00
Sarah Chalmers 56:18
Katy Jarrett 56:28
Faith Hammond 56:48
Angela Beattie 57:19
Yulia Brereton 57:34
Lisa Clipston 57:38
Chris Parker 58:42
Lianne Coiley 59:21
Fiona Cunningham 59:43
Jill Hornsby 1:00:13
Jane Wilkinson 1:01:00
Ursula Holmes 1:01:00

Nidd Valley Team – HSEL Skipton 5th June 2018

Otley Chevin Fell race

This was a race that crept in under the radar between the business of the evening league and the bed race last week, but we still managed to get 8 club runners turn up and run. With 689ft of climb over 2.8 miles, it was just enough for a Wednesday night at the start of June. Here are the finishing times for NVRR:

Andy Harris 20:40, Martin Lofthouse 22:05, Eduardo Piano 22:54, Phil Ventress 25:13, Russell Geraghty 27:17, Sam Fugill 28:02, Sarah Chalmers 43:34, Debbie Gibson 43:35.

Otley Chevin Fell Race

Redcar Beach 10k

I know this was at the end of May but I’ve only just managed to find the results for this one! Jamie Dilasser won the thing in 40:19, Fozzy Forster was 5th in 45:41, and Debbie Dilasser crossed the line in 52:25. Well done…..

Redcar Beach Run

Hardmoors White Horse Trail half marathon

Jane Hill was running for Nidd at this popular trail event organised by the Hardmoors lot (you need to book early on these races, they seem to fill up really quickly)
Jane completed the race in 3:27:20 – well done Jane!

Jane Hill Hardmoors

Knaresborough Bed race

You should all be well aware of the score by now – it’s always the second weekend in June, the weather is usually pants right up until 2pm on race day, you know you have probably caught the River Nidd sickness bug prior to the race but decide you’ll be fine on the day, the day itself is long with lots of waiting around that does nothing to calm the nerves, you work yourself up so much that a feeling of numbness comes over you prior to going over the start line, you’re then straight out of the traps heading towards Castle Ings, you blink then next thing you know you’re trying desperately not to drown or drag the bed into the dark and murky depths of the glorious Nidd, you then cross the line, elated with emotion but also glad it’s all over and you say to yourself that you’ll never do such a silly thing again, everyone hugs and gives high fives, have a can of beer while still in your stinking and sodden kit, get changed, retire to The Mitre for a few beverages, then finally decide what a wonderful day you’ve had and can’t wait to do it all again next year. Sound familiar?

We had three teams in this year, and all three put in exceptional performances that were testament to every member of each team and their hard work and effort over the last few months. The Men’s B team were 5th overall in 15:05.3; the Ladies team 36th overall in 18:13.8, and the Zip to Zoomers were 87th overall in 23:34.1. I think everyone had a good day…..

That’s your lot for now, enjoy Otley tomorrow night if you are racing – the views from the top of the hill(s) are amazing…..

Nidd Valley Teams Bed Race 2018

Results Roundup – 1st June 2018

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Early weather reports for Scotland’s capital didn’t look too promising for the NVRR contingent heading north of the border for the Marathon Festival, with the forecast predicting strong sunshine and mid 20’s temperatures on race day which were less than ideal for running 13.1 or 26.2 miles. Luckily, the sun was hidden behind some cooling fog on Sunday morning which came to the relief of all concerned. When the sun did make an appearance at about 1pm, the temperature did rise quite a bit making it a bit more difficult for runners still out on the course.

In the half marathon event, Andy Harris 1:25:52 was the first Nidd to finish, and crossed the line at Musselburgh in 1:25:52. Kevin Dalton was next to finish in 1:36:50, and then Jenny Manning 1:56:47.

Martin Lofthouse was first back for Nidd in the full marathon and he crossed the line in 3:07:40 (obviously relieved there wasn’t a repeat of the London weather a month previously!), with Nigel Scaife next over the line in 3:24:52, with me not too far behind in 3:27:05 (Nige passed me at about mile 19 then showed me a clean pair of heels!)

The first Nidd lady to finish the marathon was Debbie Gibson in 4:09:37, then Jane Hill next with a PB time of 4:41:35. Also getting a PB was Carolyn Easton in 4:49:11, and Michelle Smith was next in 5:08:52.

Edinburgh was also the first marathon for three new club members – Ursula Holmes, James Bennett, and Jane Wilkinson. Ursula finished in 5:01:17, James in 5:52:08, and Jane in 5:11:36 – a fantastic effort all round, let’s hope it’s not your last marathon!

Melmerby 10k

This 10k race was another featured in the club champs so there were plenty of Nidds in attendance trying to grab some more championship points. Conditions were hot and dry – not the best for running but everyone involved put in a great effort. Here is the list of finishers:

Matthew Wilkinson 00:36:49 (6th)
Adam Kirk 00:37:02 (9th)
Andy Todd 00:40:14
Stephen Quinn 00:40:46
Edoardo Piano 00:42:31
Brian Hainsworth 00:42:48
John Beaumont 00:45:09
Emma Dooley 00:47:58 (2nd f35)
Jane Evans 00:48:33
Sue Simpson 00:48:39 (1st f55)
James Forster 00:48:42
Dave Seaman 00:49:44
James Cook 00:50:28
Jeremy Scott 00:50:57
Kaye Kent 00:53:06
Robert Hill 00:54:21
Sarah Hughan 00:55:01
Marcos Montana 00:55:14
Moira Mctague 00:57:34
Rebecca Ventress 00:57:50
Graham Hyde 01:10:29
Fiona Cunningham 01:13:52
Clare Simpson 01:13:52 (1st ever 10k race!)


A quick look at parkrun, specifically Harrogate as there were three club runners that all achieved new PB’s – Helen Cook 23:36, Jane Evans 24:39, Faith Hammond 35:4. Well done to you all, great effort.

Ilkley Trail race

This nice bank holiday Monday event was organised by Ilkley Harriers and classed as a category C medium fell race over 6.9 miles with 700ft of climbing. Four Nidds made the short journey over to Ilkley to take part, with Russ Geraghty first back for Nidd in59:15, then Mark Armstrong in 1:05:06, Fiona Robinson 1:21:29, and Sarah Chalmers 1:31:49.

Cape Wrath ultra

This event is known as Scotland’s expedition race, and is put together by the same lot that organised the Dragon’s Back race in Wales. It’s a 400km yomp through the Highlands with meals and accommodation provided each night by the event organisers, and this year’s event sold out quickly (next one is May 2020 if anyone’s up for something a bit different!)
Seasoned ultra-runners Carol Morgan and husband Simon were up for the challenge (as it was their holiday after all), with Carol fully re charged after representing Ireland at the recent World Trail running champs in Spain. Having already conquered the Pennine Way in this year’s Spine Race (and in horrendous conditions), a warm spring blast through the Highlands confirmed that Carol can adapt to all conditions and proceeded to advance with ease. Carol was the first lady finisher in a time of 55:35:31, with the second lady, Sarah Witte coming in about two and a half hours after Carol. Simon put in a storming effort to finish in 66:07:11, 35th overall out of 89 male finishers.