NEHL Aykley Heads, 27th November 2021

It takes more than Storm Arwen to stop the Harrier League! Although numbers were down, probably due to travel difficulties, there were still plenty of hardy souls prepared to take on the wind, mud and snow at what is always a tough course at Aykley Heads in Durham. Although we didn’t have enough to make …

parkrun, 27th November 2021

With all of the Tyneside parkruns falling foul to the devastation caused by Storm Arwen, there wasn’t much action on the parkrun front this week. Luke Woodend and Nina Jentl did manage to get a run in at Riverside. Gill and I (Tom) escaped the worst of the weather as we were down in London. …

Norman Woodcock Relays, 20th November 2021

It was a very blustery day at Gosforth Park as Claremont had 3 teams taking part in this relay around the racecourse. Position Runners Time 37 Liz DenyerSarah KerrCatherine YoungTeam Time 12:1110:2110:0232:34 48 Mark AndersonLuke WoodendJulie CrossTeam Time 09:2211:5712:3033:49 51 Anthony LiddleTara HipwoodNicki O’BrienTeam Time 09:3013:5911:0234:31

parkrun, 20th November 2021

Though a few will have saved themselves for the Norman Woodcock Relays, there was the a good spread of Claremonters around the North East parkruns. Congratulations to Nina Jentl and Michael Teasdale on PBs at Riverside and Leazes Park rrespectively. Town Moor 22:37 Gordon MacFadyen 23:42 Brian Hegarty 26:59 David Devennie Gateshead 33:58 Dave Manners …

Heaton Memorial 10K, 14th November 2021

The Heaton Memorial 10K takes place at 11am on Remembrance Sunday each year and starts, appropriately, with a 2 minute silence. It is then a dash across the Town Moor on the first of two laps. Unbelievably for the Moor, there was hardly a breath of wind and this, added to unseasonably mild temperatures made …

parkrun, 13th November 2021

There was a bit of parkrun tourism this week, with Kris, Maddie and Richard running in Cumbria, while Mark went down to Yorkshire. Kris and Maddie made their debuts at Keswick parkrun, and Kris finished in 2nd place for the 2nd consecutive week. Mark also finished 2nd at Conyngham Hall parkrun in Knaresborough. From his …

Tees Pride 10K, 7th November 2021

One year on from cancer, surgery and chemotherapy, Martin Jobling has run the Tees Pride 10K – his first race since joining the club. Martin was aiming to run under the hour, but actually clocked sub-55. His time of 54:53 is a reward for all the effort he has put in over the past few …

Town Moor Marathon, 7th November 2021

This annual event, hosted by the North East Marathon Club, consists of laps of the Town Moor and Exhibition Park with races at both half and full marathon distance. As usual, Claremont manned the water station providing drinks and snacks to the runners as they passed on each lap. Some sky blues also chose to …

Sunderland Urban Ultra, 6th November 2021

For some runners, a marathon just isn’t far enough!  NIna Jensen, Marie Slack and Dave Wotton all fall into this category and so took on the 36 miles of the Sunderland Urban Ultra.  In Nina’s words: “Marie and I completed the Sunderland Urban Ultra today.  Organised by the Strollers who’s cheerful friendly marshals are only …

Mo-Run 10K, 6th November 2021

Not content with Prudhoe Riverside parkrun in the morning, Lena was out on the wild and windy Town Moor for a 10K in the afternoon. She finished in 158th place in a time of 1:07:35. Well done!

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