Blackfell Fell Race

Good morning,
Entries for Blackfell Fell Race, number 8 in our fell championships, are now open.  Unusually for Fell races this is a pre-entry raceand costs a little more than most as it  is included in this year’s English Fell Championships, so a chance to run with the great and good from the Fell running world.  The race is on Saturday 6th July  2019 and 

Starts at 1.00pm, and is 15KM  with 777m of ascent making it an AM race.    Registration, parking etc is all in Kettlewell Village, which has plenty of pubs for post race rehydration!

More details and the link to the entry process are on the Bingley Harriers Website:

Phil Robinson has very kindly put a date in the championship calendar of 29th June for a recce of the route, more details of times etc nearer the date.

Any questions please ask either me or Phil.

Sarah

Cake Race number 4 in the fell champs – 4th May 2019

Hi Nidders,


As one bank holiday comes to an end do not fear another looms just around the corner and with it a fab fell race, and number 4 in this year’s fell champs.  

The Cake Race, a 10 mile 1700 feet of climb race making it a BM fell race, takes place on Saturday 4th May at 11am.  Details below.  

There are still entries available, and remember if you bake a cake you get your entry fee back.  As well as running prizes there are prizes for cakes, and even if you don’t win a prize there’s loads of cake to devour at the end of the race! 


Remember to bring full kit, although depending on the weather this may get relaxed on the day.  Also if it is hot I would advise bringing water as although you run near two reservoirs there is no water on the course. Although there is a handy pub at the end for rehydration! 


Finally it is a bit of a drive to Diggle and parking is limited so please try and car share.


Any questions please speak to me or fell running Phil.
Sarah

http://www.saddleworth-runners.co.uk/cake-race/2016/6/21/the-cake-race

Ding Dong – Road Champs Round 4 – Ripon 10 Mile Race – Sunday 12 May

Well done everyone who raced at the Guiseley Gallop and elsewhere this weekend. 

No peace for the wicked though as our next club road championship race will be at the Ripon 10 on Sunday 12 May. 

Note – this is the same day and time as the Charlesworth Chase race which is in our Fell Champs calendar so a difficult choice for some of us. 

Ripon 10 is a 10 mile, multi-terrain race through some beautiful countryside around Ripon and Studley Park. Trail or road shoes will be preferred. As always points are on offer and it will count as a long race (a minimum of two long races are required as part of your overall 7 races needed to qualify for a medal). 

You know the small print by now…. wear your club vest, cycle, use public transport of car share as much as possible….blah, blah, blah Anyways, get entering, I have no idea if it will sell out or if entries are available on the day so I’d enter now if I were you. 

My milk shake brings all the boys to the yard,
And they’re like,
Its better than yours,
Damn right its better than yours, 
I can teach you, 
But I have to charge

(One for Dave Seaman there who I know is a massive Kelis fan) 

Captain Ahab

The Week Ahead – Sunday 21st April 2019

Afternoon All

Happy Easter Sunday! I hope you’re all enjoying the weekend and the glorious weather.

A special thank you to two Sarah’s this week. Sarah Chalmers for organising the Easter Egg social run last Thursday and Sarah Hughan for organsising the shoe trial.

The week ahead!

Tuesday 23/4/19.

This is the last of winter 2018 into Spring 2019 interval sessions. I hope you’ve enjoyed them and of course benefited from the coaching.
These sessions couldn’t take place if it wasn’t for several club members giving their time to coach and lead the sessions so yet another huge thank you to everyone involved.
Watch this space for future coach led sessions on Tuesdays.

Speed Intervals. The Oval.
Meet at the club for 6.45pm ready to jog to the start or meet at The Oval.
There will be a coach and assistants to take the session.

Thursday 25/4/19 Social Club Run

Four Options!

Option 1.

Green Lane. The route, Claro Road, hospital, Slingsby Walk, Oatlands Drive, Hookstone Road to M&S, Leadhall Lane, Green Lane, Beckwith Road, Otley Road and back to the club. Approx. 7 miles

Option 2.

Running through the beautiful Nidd Gorge. Various loops from 4 to 6 miles.

Option 3.

Phil Robinson is doing a recce of the Jack Bloor Fell Race (actual race is in the club Fell Champs on 14th May). Whether you’re planning to do the race or just fancy a jog on the moors everyone is welcome. The route is around 8K with 350m of climb.

Phil will be leaving Darwin Gardens, Ilkley parking area at 7pm prompt. The nearest postcode for sat nav purposes is LS29 9RF.

Phil Robinson is monitoring the situation with the fires at Ilkley and will let everyone know if the recce Run is on or not. If you’re thinking of doing this I suggest you liaise direct with Phil.

Option 4.

Ben Baird is running another timed mile event at the Oval on Thursday 25th. 7pm at the Oval.The timed mile sessions have been well received so if you haven’t tried it before give it a go!If you’re interested please liaise direct with Ben for full details.

Run Leaders.
Anyone can lead a run! You need to know the general route, how to get back to the club and a rough idea of your pace.
Don’t be shy, give it a go.

Pacing Groups.
Group 1. – 5K around 23 mins. Approx 7.30 minute mile
Group 2. – 5K around 25mins. Approx 8.10 minute mile
Group 3. – 5K around 27 mins. Approx 8.50 minute mile
Group 4 – 5K around 30 mins. Approx 0940 minute mile
Group 5 – 5K around 33 mins. Approx 10.40 minute mile.

Of course there’s also social running at whatever pace suits you on the night.

Health and Safety Briefing.

Warm up and cool down correctly.
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.

Best Wishes, Christine.
NVRR Chair.

Week Ahead – Sunday 14th April 2019

Afternoon All

Hope this finds you fit and healthy.
India was incredible and even more incredible was the fact that I wasn’t ill. No running to the loo but sadly no running at all so its back to it for me this week.
Thank you to Kevin for writing the weekly emails and producing the first of our monthly newsletters. Were keen to give this newsletter a name or a title so please email Kevin with your suggestions and we will have a club vote to decide.
Kevindalton1@gmail.com

Training Shoe Trial. Up&Running.
This Thursday 18th there will be a representative from Up&Running offering a trial run in Saucony trainers. Its a great opportunity to run in the trainers that night with no obligation to buy.If you do decide to buy there will be 15% off  vouchers too. 
Jane Hill has kindly offered to open up the club 6.20pm so be early if you’re thinking of trying some trainers.

A busy week ahead!

Tuesday  16/4/19. Speed Intervals.

Meet at the club for 6.45pm ready to jog to the start or meet at Derwent Road.

There will be a coach and assistants to take the session.

Thursday  18/4/19 Social Club Run

Three Options!

Option 1.

Route. Knaresborough. 6 to 8 miles.

Over the railway bridge turning right onto the Greenway, Bilton Lane turning right towards The Gardeners Arms and into Knaresborough.

There are several options from this point including:-

a) Retracing your steps but maintaining the pace or increasing your pace. Also known as a negative split and great race training.

b) Waterside to Calcutt, Forest Moor Road, Morrisons and Kingsley Drive.

c) Knaresborough Road to Kingsley Drive.
Option 2.
Set off in the same direction but peel off the Greenway and run through the beautiful Nidderdale Gorge. Approximately 5 miles.Dave Seaman will be running this route.

Option 3.
Its Easter weekend soon so how about an Easter Egg Hunt?Sarah Chalmers  is leading this almost traffic free on and off road social run with the added fun of finding Easter eggs.If you’re doing this please let her know by Tuesday 16th April so she can calculate the number of eggs to buy.

Run Leaders.   Your club needs you!!

Pacing Groups.

Group 1. – 5K around 23 mins.    Approx 7.30 minute mile

Group 2. – 5K around 25mins.     Approx 8.10 minute mile

Group 3. – 5K around 27 mins.    Approx 8.50 minute mile

Group 4 – 5K around 30 mins.     Approx 0940 minute mile

Group 5 – 5K around 33 mins.      Approx 10.40 minute mile.
Of course there’s also social running at whatever pace suits you on the night.

Health and Safety Briefing.

Warm up and cool down correctly.

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.

Thought for the week.     
No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone on the couch.

Best Wishes, Christine.

Chair. NVRR.