I know you’re all waiting with bated breath (where does that expression come from?) to find out what runs are planned for this week. So here you go.
On Tuesday it’s interval session 2 of block 2 at St Caths. One km reps to test your stamina and speed. Meet at 6 pm or 7 pm at the Junction of St Winifred’s Rd and St Catherine’s Rd. If you could just be aware of noise levels here as we gather near to houses with young children at bed time! Ta! Anyway, you’ll be working too hard to be noisy!
At 6 pm your coach is Steve Turner and at 7 pm your coaches are Jonny Johnson and Cath Barber. As usual drills will start at 6:15 or 7:15 after a 15 minute jog warm up.
On Thursday it’s the social run from the club. My random suggestion is this: https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/3368094/NVRR-Route-1-Valley-Gardens
But please feel free to do whichever route you like in your paced groups.
That’s all from me. I’ll leave you with a note from Graham about a Sunday run he is organising.
Sunday Social Run – Sunday 16th January 2022
Starting at Grimwith Reservoir at 09:30am where there is plenty of parking, we will run up across the moor to cross the main road and eventually descend through the former mine workings to the entrance to Trollers Gill. The name Trollers is from troll and ears ‘arse’, so the gill means “the troll’s arse”. We will ascend through the gill to cross the road again to climb up Nursery Nook. A brief stop at the top then a descent back to Grimwith. It’s about 9km but has the potential to be very wet and slippy through the Gill. You will get wet feet. If the gill is impassable we will continue south following Skreholme Beck to then run up Skyreholme Bank to rejoin our planned route.
Some say the gill is the home of the mythical monstrous black dog Barghest who can turn people to stone with a look. You have been warned. Fun fact: it has also been suggested by some that the Barghest story was a major influence on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle when he was penning The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Local folklore declared that trolls lived in the gorge (hence its name) and would push stones down from the deep sides to people travelling up and down the gorge. Again, you have been warned.
Here is the planned route. https://explore.osmaps.com/en/route/7990723/Grimwith-Trollers-Gill-Nursery-Knott
Some of us have done this before but it’s an absolute cracker of a route (thanks Dave).
Let Graham know if you’re coming.