Hexham Sundowner, 17th July 2024

The Hexham Sundowner has both a 5K and a 10K race, This was a local race for Lucy Ward who sends us this summary: “Hexham sundowner 10k had been rescheduled from October when it was cancelled due to flooding.  The night before the race we had localised flooding in Hexham so it seemed doomed again. …

Ilkley Half-Marathon, 14th July 2024

Sophie Richardson went a bit further afield to find a scenic half-marathon – to Ilkley in West Yorkshire. The undulating route took the runners around the town of Ilkley, before heading up the River Wharfe to cross at Bolton Bridge and head back downstream to the town. Sophie came 1336th in a time of 2:05:37 …

Newcastle Half-Marathon & 10K, 14th July 2024

This is a new event on the North East running calendar, organised by RunThrough. Both courses start and finish at the Newcastle Falcons rugby ground in Kingston Park and head out on closed roads, past the back of the airport and through Dinnington. The 10K route is a straightforward out and back, while the half-marathon …

Ultra North, 13th July 2024

The Ultra North is part of the Great Run stable and consists of 2 races – a 55K ultra marathon and a shorter, 25K route. Five Claremont Road Runners entered this event – 3 in the shorter distance and 2 for the full ultra, and we also supplied the 5 strong team to man the …

parkrun, 13th July 2024

With a number of different races on this weekend, there were fewer Claremonters than normal out for their Saturday morning 5K fix – but we still managed to spread ourselves far and wide. It was a close run thing for “Tourist of the week” with Laurie Johnson in Finland and Elizabeth O’Mahony collecting a “Z” …

Great North 10k, 7th July 2024

Fair weather this Sunday for the Great North Run’s younger, smaller sibling. Not too warm, a bit of cloud cover, and minimal wind. Although naturally dwarfed by the flagship event, there was still plenty of interest in this race, with over 4,500 completing the course. There was also a good number of spectators, with people …

Chevy Chase, 6th July 2024

Chloe Glover weaves us an evocative account from the wilderness: “A beautiful summer’s day. The sun was shining, the skies were cloudless, a sea of club vests were proudly on display. The perfect weather to tackle the 67th Chevy Chase fell race, a formidable 20 mile route of around 4,000ft total ascent that takes in …

parkrun, 6th July 2024

With the absence of a parkrun at Leazes Park this week, it was an ideal opportunity to reinstate the monthly Parkrun Tourism with a trip to the, still fairly new, parkrun at Fulwell Quarry. Eight of us made the short journey south to join regular Catherine Young (plus Marie and Richard Slack) – Zoe Jukes …

Bridges of the Tyne, 2nd July 2024

Another 5 mile outing for Cate Walker: “Having enjoyed my first timed 5 mile run at Newburn less than two weeks prior, I was looking forward to a chance to repeat the experience and maybe even better my time. The conditions for this race were very familiar, with the course more or less being the …

parkrun, 29th June 2024

With the Town Moor still waiting for The Hoppings to clear off the course, attendances were once again swelled at other venues across the North East, though Claremont Road Runners spread themselves the length and breadth off the country. At the northern extreme, Ann and Eddie Smith became the latest Sky Blues to sample the …

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