Awards Evening 2015

Nidd Valley Road Runners awards evening


Harrogate Golf club once again played host to the annual Nidd Valley Road Runners awards night. 2014 was another busy year for the club with runners participating in events all over the UK and the diverse range of distances and disciplines were reflected in the array of categories offering trophies.


For the running events on the tarmac, Fiona Deacon scooped two trophies on the evening, taking the title of veteran female and gold in the overall participation points. Super veteran female went to Debbie Gibson, with Jane Welby and Jenny Manning taking awards for senior female and age handicap respectively. Jane and Debbie also took home gold for their overall participation in events. Judy Greenwood was awarded a trophy for silver in the same category.

The male runners were also picking up awards, with Dave Seaman, Mike Deacon, and Martin Lofhouse all achieving gold in the overall participation category. Martin was also awarded veteran male and Dave picking up the award for super veteran male. Paul Manning and Dave Rushton both were awarded trophies for their ranking of silver in the overall participation category.

Carol Morgan and Rob Snow came first in the female and male categories for the short course award, whilst Carol again was successful as top female in the evening league with Matt Rickard getting a trophy for top male in the same league.

From on road to off road, trophies for gold in the overall participation of the fell championships went to Tim Harvey, Mark David, Brian Sherwood, Carol Morgan, and Sarah Chalmers, with Phil Robinson achieving silver in the same category. Tim Harvey and Carol Morgan were male and female champion respectively for all things fell related, with male age handicap champion being taken by Mark David and Sarah Chalmers taking the female title in the same category.

An outstanding effort all round, reflects all the hard work and training that goes on within the club
by all its members. 2015 promises to be another fantastic year of running for Nidd Valley.

Knaresborough Bed Race – 2015

The draw for the Knaresborough Bed race took place this week and it would appear that we have two beds in the race, our third bed unfortunately was not successful.

Looks like it’s time to get training….

Ladies flying the flag for NVRR

On Saturday Carol was truly flying as she raced the 25 miles of the Trollers Trot finishing as 1st lady! Amazing performance finishing in 3.41.58. The shorter 12 mile course also attracted another 5 Nidd runners. Debbie G, Annie, Judy, Anne-Marie and not forgetting Bob who finished first in his age category, chose to run together in order to enjoy the companionship and support of fellow team mates whilst taking in the wonderful views.

To me this highlights exactly what our club stands for. It is all about taking part, challenging ourselves but most of all enjoying what we do.

Carol was not content with her win on Saturday and chose to run in the first of the fell championships too. Well done to both Carol and Sarah C for representing the ladies of the Club. I know that they are both keen to see more ladies at the fell races, so why not give it a go?

Well done of course to all the guys who ran the fells too.

Sorry ladies if I have not mentioned your weekend runs but these are the only ones I am aware of. I do hope that you feel inspired by your fellow club mates and want to get involved and get running.


Constant drizzle and wind couldn’t take away the joy of running through this typical Pennine landscape today at the first of the 2015 club fell championship races. 2014’s title holders (Carol, Tim, Sarah and Mark) were back to commence their defence. At the Ian Roberts Fell Race in Marsden above Huddersfield 9 Nidds arrived to experience the moorland route of 10.3K and 260 metres of ascent – plenty of hills and muddy technical descents in a field of 135 runners. Congratulations to Damien Handslip for his first race in a Nidd vest and Simon Harris with his first race for almost a year following injury. Thanks to all 9 Nidds for making the journey across worthwhile. Finishing order:

Tim Harvey (18th) 55.43
Simon Harris (60th) 63.54
Carol Morgan (69th) 66.26
Brian Sherwood (82nd) 69.25
Mark David (85th) 69.58
Damien Handslip (88th) 70.35
Phil Robinson (92nd) 71.20
Dave Seaman (115th) 79.54
Sarah Chalmers (131st) 95.35

A warm clubhouse with loads of cakes and tea was a welcome and friendly recovery.

Results have now been published

Photos from the race are here,  here and here