NEHL Trophy Presentation, 30th September 2021

It has been a long wait, but last night the prize giving ceremony for the 2019/20 North Eastern Harrier League took place at Start Fitness in Newcastle city centre. Sarah Kerr and Catherine Young represented the club at the event and collected the 3rd Division championship trophy on behalf of our successful ladies team. Sarah …

Land’s End to John O’Groats, September 2021

Congratulations to Vicky Moore who has just completed cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Vicky was part of a team of University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) members who completed the 900 mile route in just 9 days. They have also been raising money for charity, and you can donate here. Well done, Vicky and …

Claremont’s new base

As of Monday, 26th July, Claremont Road Runners will have a new base for our Monday and Wednesday training sessions – the brand new, well-equipped Sports Centre on the Newcastle University campus. Yes, after months of meeting at the bandstand, we will once again have use of changing rooms, lockers, showers and toilets! The Sports …

Weetslade Relay 2021 will be virtual – details out soon

The eleventh Weetslade Relay was scheduled for June 23rd 2021. The current Government Road Map led to the hope of removing all coronavirus restrictions on June 21st. However, as this was not possible, Claremont Road Runners have taken the decision to cancel the race. It would not be possible to hope to hold a traditional …

Spring Handicap, 26th April 2021

Even if we couldn’t run the handicap as usual, it was nice that we could run in groups of up to 6 and a number of us took advantage of this to start together and have an element of competition over the hills on the “real” Town Moor course. Others chose their own 5K route …

Blind Date, Claremont Style, March 2021

For our latest, and perhaps final, lockdown amusement, we had a bit of fun with blind dates! Our Cilla (aka Nina) and our Graham (aka Tom) drew random pairs of runners to on a “blind date”. The idea was that each person would run 2 miles as quickly, turning the blind date into a speed …

Claremont in Lockdown 2021

Now that we are gradually coming out of lockdown and can start running again in groups of 6 for the first time since before Christmas, I thought it time to look back at what we had done to keep ourselves fit and amused. We started the year by running from Land’s End to John O’Groats …

Snakes & Ladders, February/March 2021

How long does it take to play a game of Snakes and Ladders? In Claremont Road Runners case, 24 days! Our latest lockdown challenge saw the Lads take on the Lasses in a game of virtual Snakes and Ladders. The idea was that the roll of the dice was based on the average mileage run …

Winter Handicap, 25th January 2021

Four miles is a long way to run with nobody to chase! So well done to the 31 runners who braved the ice and the cold and ran in our 4th virtual handicap. Don’t worry, back to the summer course next, so it will be shorter! Times were affected by the weather as, depending upon …

Monday & Wednesday Club Runs

As lockdown restrictions ease, the club sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays are able to become more “normal”. Monday evening sessions once again start at 6pm, with the slowest groups going first and we are now having groups of up to 12. Wednesday’s intervals are organised as a single group, though activities may be done in …

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