Cross-country fixtures announced

The dates for the 2019-20 North East Harrier League have now been announced. For those who have not competed before, the Harrier League is a series of 6 inter-club cross-country races at various venues (some scenic, some not so much!) around the North East. There is a 7th event – the Sherman Cup / Davison …

NEHL Alnwick Photos, 2nd March 2019

We had a lot of photographers on the course at Alnwick – so thanks to Howard, Gill, Sarah B, Tara and myself for the photos which are now on our Flickr feed: We celebrated the end of the cross-country season at Antico’s in Jesmond – photos also on Flickr:  

NEHL Alnwick, 2nd March 2019

U13 Girls 75 Lucy McKitterick 21:27 Ladies 29 Sarah Bowen 33:34 107 Catherine Young 35:12 Fast pack, actual time 30:12 111 Sarah Kerr 35:15 Fast pack, actual time 30:15 120 Nina Jensen 35:23 128 Mandy Herworth 35:31 Medium pack, actual time 32:51 189 Julie Cross 36:24 202 Tara McCully 36:36 223 Lucy Dunbar 36:57 Medium …

National Cross-Country Championships, 23rd February 2019

The legend that is Kenny McCormick was Claremont’s sole representative in the 2019 National Cross-Country Championships at Harewood House on Saturday. Kenny finished in 1988th place in a time of 1:15:13.

Thornley Hall Farm Report, 9th February 2019

Mud, hills, howling gale – what more do you want in a cross-country meeting? How about winning a medal? Couldn’t even dream of it? Well Hannah Mainprize can – and not just any medal at that, Hannah took gold with a superb performance from start to finish. Well done, Hannah! Thornley Hall Farm is a …

Thornley Hall Farm Photos, 9th Feb 2019

Thanks to Mary and Gill for our photos – and I have also pinched a couple from the excellent Stuart Whitman photography page as w ehad to have the one of Gill “Bandido” Milne. Click on the image to see the album in our Flickr page.

NEHL Thornley Hall Farm, 9th February 2019

Well done to all competitors on a tough course in very windy conditions. Report and photos to follow. Position Runner Time U11     39 Grace Scott 08:48 U20 10 Victoria Moore 21:47 Ladies 2 Hannah Mainprize 29:42 Gold medallist – 1st place was  a guest! 109 Catherine Young 36:04 Fast pack, actual time 31:04 …

Cathedral Relays, Birtley, 13th January 2019

This was the Cathedral Relays with no view of the Cathedral, though there was a view of the Angel to make up for it! The traditional January cross-country relays could not take place in Durham, so Birtley AC stepped in and organised an excellent event in the grounds of the Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy. …

Sherman Cup/Davison Shield, Temple Park, 5th January 2019

Although part of the North East Harrier League season, this is a one-off event with the prizes going to the club that has the best overall performance in all races from Under 13 upwards – the Sherman Cup for men and the Davison Shield for the women.  As Lucy McKitterick was our sole representative in …

North East Cross-Country Championships, Wrekenton, 8th December 2018

This was a Claremont Road Runners squad severely depleted by illness and injury, but there were still 8 ladies and 4 men fit enough to compete. Well, really only 3 of the men were fit enough as David Lydall was full of cold but wanted to give it a go! The North East Championship races …

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