parkrun, 22nd February 2020

It was another day when running was more comfortable than volunteering.  The gales in Leazes park caused the tree branches to whip some of the runners into submission.  While on the town moor, which is always exposed to the conditions, those that braved the elements helped celebrate the 500th anniversary. Congratulations to Sarah Beech and …

Geordies Down Under, 20th Feb 2020

Richard Slack is in Sydney running with the Kirribilli Runners, and met a Geordie called Owen who runs for them. Needless to say, Owen knew Mungai! Here is Richard’s update: “Owen ran the GNR for Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and met Mungai who he ran with for part of the race, and usual picture at …

Kirribilli Runners 10K, Sydney, 16th Feb 2020

Richard Slack is in Australia where they have been facing very different weather problems to ourselves. He has just done the Kirribilli Runners 10K – which he describes as: “Beautiful run around the Sydney Harbour Bridge and down to the piers and Stargazer Park. Then all up again to run across the Bridge back to …

Weekend Runs, 15th & 16th February 2020

There were a few events that overcame the weather this weekend, but they must have been wet, windy or both! Mungai Wairia ran the Valentines 10K on the Town Moor in a time of 47:25. I think this event is pretty much 2 laps of Newcastle parkrun, so Mungai would have been on very familiar …

parkrun, 15th February 2020

Another good day for running, but not so much for standing around and volunteering. The menacing storm Dennis was on the way but largely held off until we finished. Well done to Luke Woodend for another PB at Jesmond Dene. Elsewhere, it had to happen eventually, and Paul Hughes’ seven-run streak of Leazes PBs finally …

parkrun, 8th February 2020

It was clear and cold but not too windy this Saturday morning.  A good day for running, not so good for volunteering and standing around in the cold.  Well done to Luke Woodend who ran his 250th parkrun at Newcastle. Alasdair Wilson Craw used his orienteering skills at Jesmond Dene, presumably not getting lost, and …

NEMAA Cross-Country Championships, 1st February 2020

Well done to Mandy Herworth, Julie Cross and Nina Jensen on winning their age group team prize in the North East Masters Cross-Country Championships on a very windy day in East Cramlington. As I am not a member of the North East Masters Athletics Association (NEMAA) and Claremont has not really pushed this event as …

parkrun, 1st February 2020

It was a windy day for a parkrun, and perhaps a blessing in disguise that the Town Moor event was cancelled this week. The inevitable spill-over resulted in a record attendance at Leazes and the second highest attendance at Jesmond Dene. There were plenty of PBs this week, for Paul Hughes and Brian Hegarty at …

Winter Handicap, 27th January 2020

It was a nice night for running down at the Quayside – a bit cold, but it is January. However there was a relatively low turnout of runners with 30 competing for the Winter Handicap trophy. As is often the case, new members were to the fore with Dave Roberts leading the pack home with …

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 …

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