parkrun, 25th January

It was a pleasant winter’s day for a parkrun, with little wind. PBs this week for Elizabeth O Mahony and Paul Hughes at Leazes and Richard Slack at Penrith. Particularly well done by Paul who has run five PBs in a row at Leazes park. Can this outstanding run continue? Congratulations too, Heather Steel, first …

Birtley Cross-Country Relays, 19th Jan 2020

This was the second year that Birtley AC have hosted the winter cross-country relay, taking over the mantle of the Durham Cathedral Relays. They have created an interesting and challenging 3K course of 2 laps that make the most of the grounds (and particularly the hills) at Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy. We had 8 …

parkrun, 18th January 2020

Newcastle parkrun celebrated its tenth anniversary this weekend. Running around the moor ten years ago, at the first Newcastle parkrun, was our very own Tom Tinsley, who came 15th of 43 runners. Ten years later, on a cold, wintry morning, Tom once again came 15th. This year Tom was 15th of 192 running at Leazes …

Brass Monkey, 12th January 2020

The Brass Monkey half-marathon in York is a very popular way for many North East runners to start the year. As ever, there was a Claremont contingent and they put in some great performances – special mentions for Catherine Young as 20th female and Mungai Wairia for winning his age category. Well done, everybody! Position …

parkrun, 11th January 2020

It was a very windy day! But quite warm. Given the wind it was perhaps a good day to avoid the moor or coast. All the PBs today came from the somewhat sheltered Leazes and Saltwell parks. Well done to Alex Anslow for a PB at Gateshead, and Chris Jones, Paul Hughes, Richard Slack, Alan …

Sherman Cup & Davison Shield, 4th Jan 2020

A bright, if blustery, day for the first cross-country of 2020. Some excellent performances from those in Sky Blue – particularly Catherine Young and Sarah Kerr, 22nd and 28th respectively. Ladies Position Runner Time 22 Catherine Young 26:28 28 Sarah Kerr 26:47 75 Mandy Herworth 29:03 81 Nicki O’Brien 29:20 125 Nina Jentl 31:07 138 …

parkrun, 4th January, 2020

It was a warmish and breezy day for a parkrun.  It was also the date for the Sherman cup/Davison Shield (XC), so there was a lighter turnout than usual for parkrun.   Thanks to all those who volunteered. PBs this week for Brian Hegarty, Luke Woodend and Tara Hipwood.  Well done, all. Results Link:   Claremont results …

park/Resolution runs, 1st January, 2020

Happy new year! What better way to bring in the new year than a parkrun?  Perhaps two parkruns? Or a parkrun combined with a Resolution run? New year’s day is the only occasion when its permitted to run two park runs, To facilitate double parkruns on new year’s day, start times are staggered. Unofficially, some …

parkrun, 28th December 2019

All the seasonal carb loading paid off this Saturday, with Tom Tinsley, Julie Cross, Richard Slack, Luke Woodend and Anthony Liddle all running PBs.  Also well done to Sarah Kerr and Heather Steel for coming first and second at Newcastle. Once again club members were to be found running all over the country. Results Link:  …

Races over Weekend of 21st and 22nd December 2019

Ronnie Walker Saltwell 10K, 21st December Alan Dunning was Claremont’s only representative in this year’s Saltwell 10K, finishing in a more than respectable 51:07. Wild Deer Events, Chopwell Woods Winter Trail The Claremont ladies were out in the woods, running 10 miles around Chopwell.  I’ve not seen any results, but well done to Leanne Salem, …

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