At Nidd Valley we have a wide variety of members of different ages and abilities. We have people who just want to come along for social runs all the way through to those who race competitively in marathons and ultra marathons. Participation in races is encouraged through our club championships which includes road, fell, trail and cross country.
Nidd Valley meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7pm. Social runs are normally between 5 and 8 miles (8-12 km) in distance and go out at different paces depending on ability, with the slowest group generally running at about 12 min/mile (the pace of a 36 min parkrun) and the fastest group at 8 min/mile or faster. Throughout the year there are also more structured coached interval sessions run on a Tuesday evening, which are suitable for all abilities. Social runs are organised by members at the weekends, both on road or off road and often with tea and cake at the end!
New members are welcome, please introduce yourself and we’ll make sure you join the right group on the night. We usually meet at Harrogate Hockey Club but occasionally we organise away runs so please get in touch in advance to let us know you are coming. You can come along a few times to meet us and see if Nidd Valley is right for you before becoming a member, but after that we ask you to join.
If you’re not sure you’re ready to join a running club yet there are a number of other running group options in Harrogate, which many of our members are also a part of. These include several good local parkruns including Harrogate, Conyngham Hall, Fountains Abbey, Wetherby and Chevin Forest. In addition to this every weekday morning the Early Bird Run Crew meet at the cenotaph to run a variety of 5k routes and every Monday night at 6:30pm our local running shop Up & Running organise their Social Run Group.
How much does it cost to join Nidd Valley?
The membership year runs from 1st April until 31st March in line with England Athletics, our governing body.
Full membership is £35.00 with a concession rate of £20.00 for anyone in full time education or anyone currently unwaged.
For Second Claim members the annual fee is £10.00
New members joining after 1st October pay a reduced membership of £25.00
New members joining after 1st January pay the full membership fee of £35.00 and receive extended membership until 31st March the following year.
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Account Name: Nidd Valley Road Runners
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Account Number: 12074796
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