parkrun, 16th November 2019

A fairly miserable, wet morning was no barrier to 4 Claremonters recoding PBs this week, so well done to Tara at Newcastle, Catherine at Leazes, Nicki at Whitley Bay and Luke at Jesmond Dene (though I’m sure Luke can go faster than that!).Kris Axon is also to be commended on an excellent 3rd place at …

Heaton Harriers Memorial Race, 10th November 2019

A good turnout from Claremont on a beautiful day for the annual Heaton Harriiers Memorial Race on the Town Moor. There were some great times too, with 10K PBs for Roberto Marzo, Catherine Young and Sarah Kerr – plus a post-baby PB for Heather Steel! Position Time Runner 63 37:35 Roberto Marzo 92 38:55 Paul …

Saturn Running Remembrance Run, 10th November 2019

This was an event with a choice of distances from 5K to Ultras. Four Claremonters all made different choices – Marie Slack doing 10 miles, Mary Martin the half-marathon, Bill Milbourne ran 20 miles with Nina Jensen running over 50K (would we expect anything else?). Well done everyone!

parkrun, 9th November 2019

Lots of people missed their parkrun fix this weekend as both Newcastle and Leazes parkruns were cancelled due to ice. Fortunately, some made it to Jesmond Dene and a few of us were out and about around the country. Edinburgh 20:58 Matt Kerry Prudhoe Riverside 21:18 Roberto Marzo St Helens 20:41 Tom Tinsley Whitley Bay …

The Middlesbrough Mile

Howard MacLennan was down on Teesside for a mile race: “A new event by Stride Out Events, using a purpose built cycle course at Middlesbrough Sports Village. Challenging night; being very cold, ground wet, but the rain just held off during my race. It wasn’t my fastest Mile, a couple of inclines didn’t help, but …

New York Marathon, 3rd November 2019

It was two of the elder Claremont Road Runners who crossed the pond to compete in the New York Marathon this year, Mungai Wairia and Joyce Archibold, and both did exceptionally well. Time Runner Age Category Position 3:36:35 Mungai Wairia 15th M65 5:30:36 Joyce Archibold 1st F80 Congratulations to both on enjoying excellent runs, but …

parkrun, 2nd November 2019

Harrow 20:42 Tom Tinsley Newcastle 20:00 Catherine Young 21:27 Gordon MacFadyen 23:29 David Devennie 25:38 Tara Hipwood (PB) 25:56 Dave Kear 27:03 Roberto Marzo 28:22 Susannah Orr Leazes 22:09 David Lydall 23:39 Alastair Wilson Craw 27:43 Alice Vialard (PB)

Autumn Handicap, 28th October 2019

Congratulations to Michael Teasdale and Clare McKitterick for winning the Handicap race and the Autumn Cup respectively. On a cold, but dry night without much in the way of wind, 36 runners assembled at the Copthorne for the quarterly handicap.  Michael Teasdale took full advantage of his generous handicap as he stormed past Alison Smullen …

Hexham 10K, 28th October 2019

Position Runner Time 136 Clare McKitterick 49:00 387 Dave Manners 62:08

parkrun, 26th October 2019

Another good week for the Claremont ladies. Congratulations to Clare McKitterick who celebrated her 100th parkrun with a Leazes Park PB, while our super-fast duo of Sarah Kerr and Catherine Young both got PBs as they finished 1st female at Leazes Park and Newcastle respectively. There were also PBs for Tara Hipwood (Newcastle) and Kat …