Championship Races (2020)

NVRR Championships – Objectives of Championships
Encourage club members of all abilities to participate in open, fair and friendly competition across a range of disciplines
Values – showcase the club at various running events and promote its aims, culture and values
Recognise the running achievements of club members of all ability levels
Reward those who participate regularly and those who perform highly

Responsibility for coordinating the club Championships belongs to the Club Captains and Fell Race Co-ordinator who may co-opt helpers.

The club runs 3 separate championships:
Road Championship rules
Fell Championship rules – Fell Running Myths…..Busted
Cross Country Championship rules

Nidd Valley Virtual Championships 2020.

Virtual Races will consist of 7 events in the months of July, August and September:

Week Commencing 6th July 2020 – 1 Mile
Week Commencing 13th July 2020 – 5 Mile Off Road
Week Commencing 20th July 2020 – 5 km
Week Commencing 27th July 2020 – 10 km/mob match (2 weeks) – Mob Match Details are currently being finalised and subject to change.
Week Commencing 10th August 2020 – 10 Mile
Week Commencing 24th August 2020 – Half Marathon
Week Commencing 31th August 2020 – 30 Minute distance challenge

There will be a participation badge for those who have completed 4 out of the 7 races. Prizes will be awarded to female and male overall winners and female and male Age Adjusted winners.

Points will be allocated the same way as the existing championships and the best 4 results will determine your final position.

Results need to be emailed to Sarah and Me (Kevin) by 21:00 on the Sunday night at the end of the race week – we will submit these to Mark for the website. I know not all members use Strava, Garmin or have GPS watches. As a result evidence is not required for submitting results. We’re going on your trust for the virtual championships.

Race Rules/Guidelines –
• Try and keep courses as Net Flat – e.g. Circular or Out and back
• Do not stop and pause watches mid race
• Keep within social distancing rules
• Must be a paid member by the 31/08/2020
Thank you to Martin, Sarah and Christine who have supported putting this together.

A message from the Club Captains

Hi Nidders,

We are sure it will come as no surprise to many of you that the Committee took the decision at their meeting this week to cancel both the Road and Fell Championships for this year. Please be assured this decision has not been taken lightly and we realise that this will be a blow to many of you however, given the uncertainty around when and what social distancing may change, we think it the right decision to make. If we are lucky enough to be able to participate in any races this year lets just go out there any enjoy them!

As the XC Championship had pretty much completed with 11 out of the 12 races being held the associated trophies and medals will be awarded, hopefully early next year.

And onto 2021 with the hope that we can restart the championships, the current plan is, wherever possible, keep the same races as was planned for this year. Hopefully this will mean for those of you that have paid for races this year that have now been postponed to next year you won’t have to re-enter or loose your entry fees.

Stay safe everyone and continue to enjoy your running.Sarah and Kevin
El Capitanos!

SeriesDateEventLocationDistance/ClimbEntry Details

Cross Country

Saturday November 9th, 2019Burley Moor RunBurley I W7M

Cross Country

Sunday November 24, 2019PECO - Temple NewsamTemple Newsam, Leeds5M Entry Details

Cross Country

Saturday November 30, 2019Conyngham Hall ParkrunKnaresborough5K Entry Details

Cross Country

Saturday December 7, 2019York YuletideYork5M

Cross Country

Sunday December 15, 2019PECO - Middleton ParkMiddleton Park, Leeds5M Entry Details

Cross Country

Sunday December 29, 2019Jolly Holly JogRipon10K

Cross Country

Saturday January 4th, 2020Yorkshire XC ChampsLightwater ValleyMen 12K Women 8K


Sunday January 5th, 2020The Ringway RelayHarrogate


Sunday January 12th, 2020Stanbury SplashHaworth7.5m - 1300ft BM Entry Details

Cross Country

Sunday January 19th, 2020PECO's XC - Crimple ValleyCrimple Valley, Harrogate5M Entry Details

Cross Country

Saturday January 25th, 2020Northern XC ChampionshipsCamp Hill, BedaleMen 12K Women 8K

Cross Country

Sunday February 9th, 2020PECO's XC - West ParkWest Park, Leeds5M Entry Details

Cross Country

Saturday February 15th, 2020Conyngham Hall parkrunKnaresborough5k Entry Details


Sunday March 8th, 2020Ian Roberts MemorialMarsden6.4m - 850ft BM Entry Details