Week Ahead 22nd August 2020

Afternoon All

I hope you’re all well and sitting comfortably as this weeks email had some important information for you read through. Im going to get straight to the point and begin with the below with what is an almost unprecedented event.

Nidd Valley Road Runners

Extraordinary Meeting Sunday 6th September for the special business of approving a £200 donation to Long Lands Common.

Back ground:

In the past the Club has made small charitable donations in support of local organisations whose aims and ethos have resonated with our members. For example, last year we donated £200 to Knaresborough Park Run towards the purchase of a defibrillator, the previous year we donated a similar amount to Harrogate Park Run.


This year the Club has an opportunity to support a project being led by Nidd Gorge Community Action (NGCA) to transform an available piece of greenbelt farmland into a new 30 acre public woodland to be known as ‘Long Lands Common’ The woodland will border the Nidderdale Greenway, close to the starting point at The Avenue, Starbeck and the Bilton Triangle.

The Committee’s view is that the Club should support this project as it is expected that many of our members and their families will benefit directly and it further adds to the prevention of a possible future Harrogate Relief Road in the Nidd Gorge.


The Committee hereby gives notice to call an Extraordinary meeting to discuss and approve the single issue to buy ‘shares’ in Long Lands Common.


With current Covid restrictions it is not possible to hold the meeting in person. The proposal is to firstly arrange a zoom meeting on Wednesday 2nd September at 7.30pm to facilitate a question and answer session regarding the proposal.  Details of the Zoom meeting are available to club members only.


In other news we have:

Membership Subscriptions.

Another reminder for those members yet to pay their subscriptions, they need to be made by 31st August 2020  if you’re staying with us.

Why wouldn’t you!

We have some further virtual racing events planned including cross country, fell and an exciting variation on a handicap race.

Ripon Runners are looking to organise another inter club virtual race with a different scoring system!

Community based plogging events are being planned for September and of course our club nights and potentially our wonderful interval sessions.

Membership Renewal Form 


The week Ahead.

Tuesday 25/8/20

7pm Hockey Club.

Route 1. Valley Gardens. 7 miles.

There will be an off road route on offer too, setting off from the club.

Please use the link for full details. Club Routes

Thursday 27/8/20

7pm Hockey Club.

Route  2. Knaresborough. 7 miles. Please use the link for full details. Club Routes



Please do NOT ATTEND the club runs if you feel ill or have any COVID.19 symptoms and should you feel ill after attending the club with any COVID.19 symptoms please inform a member of the Committee as soon as possible, so we can trace other people in your group.

This is especially important as we are no longer using the booking on system.

Pacing Groups. Social Run.

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.

Report any injuries to Bec Carman our Welfare Rep, or any Committee member.


Best Wishes,


NVRR Chair.

Posted in General News.