Weekly Update: Mittens, Mobs & Murdoch

(TLDR. For those short of time…. Tuesday’s club run is round Hookstone Woods and Crimple Beck, and Thursday’s is Valley Gardens and Pine Woods. There are a couple of fell races on Thursday night and Sunday, if you want a bit more. Other than that, it’s the usual baloney about up and coming races, parkrun […]

Weekly Update: Second Rate and Imitation Running Clubs

(TLDR. For those short of time…. Tuesday kicks off the Evening League and we’re hosting, so you’ll probably be marshalling and not running. On Thursday, we’ve got a run from the club, and on Sunday we have the Charlesworth Chase. There’s loads of other important stuff about the last chance to enter the Evening League, […]

Weekly Update: The Kinky Rooms Here at NVH

(TLDR. For those short of time…. On Monday, Jezz is social running from Ripley at 7pm. On Tuesday, you’ve got races at Rudding Park and the Jack Bloor Fell Race. There’ll be a club run down the Gorge, too.  Thursday is the club run to Birk Crag. Sunday, you need to enter the Fountains 10k. […]

Weekly Update: Stevenage, Saddleworth & The Stray

(TLDR. For those short of time…. On Tuesday we’re running Crimple Valley, on Thursday we’ve got a recce of our Evening League route, and you’ve got the weekend off from racing. There’s also important stuff about the Evening League, up and coming races, a committee meeting, and some wise words …).   Hi folks.   […]

Weekly Update: What Happens on Tour…

(TLDR. For those short of time…. On Tuesday, there’s bed race training and a club round Valley Gardens in reverse. On Thursday, there’s a club run down the gorge, and on Saturday we’ve got the Cake Race in the fell champs followed by a quiz night. Scroll down for information on up and coming races, […]

Weekly Update: Fell Racing with Prince Charles

(TLDR. For those short of time…. On Tuesday, there’s bed race training, a club run to Knaresborough, and the Bunny Run fell race in Keighley. On Thursday, there’s a club run round Crimple, and on Sunday we’ve got the Blakey Blitz fell race. Scroll down for information on the evening league, up and coming races, […]

Weekly Update – we need to talk about Alan

(TLDR. For those short of time…. Tuesday’s 7pm club run is Harlow Carr, with an option to join the Ladies Bed Race team for hill reps in Knaresborough at 6.30pm. On Thursday, there’s a gorge-based club run at 7pm, and a trail run from Follifoot with Phil at 6.30pm. Saturday is road champs race #3 […]

Weekly Update: We Need To Talk About Alan

(TLDR. For those short of time…. Tuesday’s 7pm club run is Harlow Carr, with an option to join the Ladies Bed Race team for hill reps in Knaresborough at 6.30pm. On Thursday, there’s a gorge-based club run at 7pm, and a trail run from Follifoot with Phil at 6.30pm. Saturday is road champs race #3 […]

Weekly Update: A Blanket For Christine

(TLDR. For those short of time…. Tuesday and Thursday are club runs through Hookstone Woods and to Killinghall, respectively, and on Sunday we have Alan Harby’s celebratory birthday run and tea party. But go on, why not read some more, you might learn something…).   Hi team!   Well, the noise is deafening here at […]

Weekly Update: Brian’s Little Sausage

(TLDR. For those short of time…. Tuesday is a club run to Knaresborough, and Thursday is down the gorge, both leaving at 7pm from the club house. There’s an alternative off-road run from Ripley at 7pm on Thursday, too. Nowt on at the weekend).   Greetings, Earthlings,   Well the clocks have jumped forward, and […]

Weekly Update: Who’s Your Daddy?

(TLDR. For those short of time….Tuesday provides yet more intervals, this time at the Job Centre at both 6pm and 7pm. On Thursday we’re off on a club run to Pannal – meet at the club for 7pm.. There is nothing on this weekend as far as I can see, so you’ll have to go […]

Weekly Update: How do you find the defendant?

(TLDR. For those short of time….Tuesday has intervals at the Oval at 6pm and 7pm, Thursday is the Saucony trial night at Up and Running and 6.30pm and a club run at 7pm, and Sunday is the Ian Roberts Memorial Fell Race. Otherwise, nothing to worry your pretty little head about).   Hi team.   […]

Weekly Update: Daz’s Dairylea Dunkers

(TLDR. For those short of time… Tuesday 6pm and 7pm is intervals at Derwent Road. Thursday 7pm is a run from the club, going up Cornwall Road. Saturday is XC champs at Wetherby parkrun, and Sunday takes us to the Thirsk 10 for the road champs, although there is also the PECO relay for those […]

Weekly Update: The Pandas of East Yorkshire

Hi team.   Well it has been all change here at Nidd Valley House. New manager Mike Benson has opted for a traditional defensive 4-4-2 line up for the new committee. Club captains Townend and Staiano are up front, and Townend will be keen to move on from the embarrassing tabloid stories that have cast […]

Weekly Update: Mark and his Mohican

Afternoon team.   Yeah, I know. Like a bad penny and all of that. Anyway, your current committee are seemingly all on their jollies and so you’ve got a supply teacher for the week. So with a quick swish of the cane and well-aimed piece of chalk to stop Fingers and Lofthouse mucking about at […]

Weekly Update: Goodbye…

Evening all…   Disaster has struck here at Nidd Valley House. In the early hours of the morning, a small electrical fire started in the kitchen – someone left the toaster plugged in apparently – and this small fire ripped through the Grand Ball Room, State Rooms and Executive Function Suites. The Chairman’s Luxury Penthouse […]

Weekly Update: Offending Smoggies

Evening all!   I met Matt Wilkinson’s parents at Wetherby parkrun yesterday. Lovely couple. Anyway, Matt introduced me to them, to which the reply was “really, Sam? As in the writer?”. Apparently, Mrs W reads this old drivel every weekend and it would make her weekend to have a special mention. So, here it is […]

AGM 2017 – Update

The AGM will be held at 8.30pm on Thursday 16 Feb 2017 at Harrogate Hockey Club. Please make all effort to be there. The final agenda for the AGM can be found here. There’ll be pizza for those that want it, free from your loving committee. If you have any special dietary requirements, let me know: […]

Weekly Update: Chewing pudding…

Evening all!   Hope you are all really well and enjoyed the Awards Night. It goes down as one of the most surreal evenings of my entire life. Rachael and I both felt like the condemned, waiting for the meal to finish before we did our turn. I’ve never seen someone chew a desert quite […]