Ilkley Moor Fell Race Recce Run

With the first event of the Fell Championship calendar behind us, which was the splendidly named Runners and Riders, we look forward to the next race. This is Ilkley Moor Fell Race on Sunday February 24th. Entries are still available and the race is a bargain price of £6:00. Route.

Phil Robinson will lead a recce run of the route on Sunday 17th February starting at 9:30am from Darwin Gardens, Wells Road, Ilkley. The nearest postcode for sat nav purposes is LS29 9RF.

As usual, please car share, dress appropriately and enjoy.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Dear Members

This email gives formal notice of the Annual General Meeting of Nidd Valley Road Runners on Thursday 21st February 2019, at 8.30pm in the upstairs function room and bar at Harrogate Hockey Club.


Club Committee

You are eligible to stand for any positions on the committee even if the current incumbent wishes to stand for re election. 

Should you wish to stand please email 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 7th February 2019. Please see attached agenda for the positions.

Motions for discussion

Please email 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 7th February.

Attendance at the AGM

We require as many members as possible to make any electoral decisions count on the night, so please make every effort to attend. Every AGM requires a minimum of 20% of the membership to be in attendance to be able to conduct business.


Pizzas will be provided for those attending at the AGM – please let Nadene Wilkinson know if you have any dietary requirements by Thursday 14th February. Please email Nadene at

Hope to see you all there.

Many thanks

Sarah Hughan


Nidd Valley Road Runners

XC – New Earswick

Final reminder that this Saturday is the 10th round of our XC champs at New Earswick Parkrun and a chance for some points. Even if you’ve not been doing the other XC champs races you’re more than welcome to join the party, it should be a good social event. Usual club and parkrun rules apply:

  • Wear your club vest
  • Don’t forget your barcode
  • Try to car share as much as possible

If anyone knows a good cafe to get coffee/breakfast/cake on the way back please shout up. Don’t forget too there is the Runners and Riders Fell race at Appletreewick in the afternoon. And because it bears repeating….. I saw two shooting stars last night
I wished on them but they were only satellites
Is it wrong to wish on space hardware
I wish, I wish, I wish you’d careI don’t want to change the world
I’m not looking for New Earswick
I’m just looking for another Race

Captain Grayling.

FELL – Runners and Riders

Amongst the excitement of this weekend’s Awards Dinner, Northern XCs and anything else you’re all doing, please don’t forget that the first race in the Nidd 2019 Fell Champs is next weekend from Appletreewick, which is quickly becoming one of Nidd’s second homes. It’s a new race so goodness only knows what to expect, but in true fell running tradition it’s sure to be fun.

Date/time: Saturday 2nd February at 3pm (registration from 1pm), so you can still get your ParkRun fix.

Registration and parking: New Inn (t’other pub), Appletreewick BD23 6DA

Start and finish: Low Hall Farm, just down the road. 

Distance/climb:  4.7 miles with 890 feet of climb (BS in fell running parlance). It covers some of the ground we ran back in Nidd’vember.

Entry: on day only at £10, which is a fair old amount for a fell race but does include tea and cake, a contribution to the Fell Rescue team and an invite to the organisers 40th birthday party!


Essentials: Please do print off a map from the above website and it might just be worth having a head-torch to hand given the start time. As the name suggests there will be some cyclists also taking part. 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.

Beginner friendly: Probably.

Can’t wait.