NEHL Druridge Bay, 10th October 2021

It was another unseasonably warm afternoon for cross-country, with sun cream once again the order of the day. Each cross-country venue has its own character and Druridge Bay Country Park makes for a nice setting but an unusual course. The start and finish areas are on very uneven fields, there are no real hills just …

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 …

NEHL Wrekenton, 25th September 2021

It was cross-country, Jim, but not as we know it! ** Instead of spikes, mud, wellies, coats and bobble hats, it was road shoes, sun-cream and shades for the start of the 2021 North Eastern Harrier League season at Wrekenton! The ground was dry and rock-hard; the long, cut grass at the start and finish …

Farringdon XC Relays, 4th September 2021

The Farringdon Relays mark the start of the cross-country season. Hazel Juggins reports: A small but enthusiastic Claremont contingent represented the Club at the Ken Jefferson Memorial Cross Country at Farringdon, organised by Sunderland Harriers. The weather was a bit wetter than forecast but it was not cold and the course would be a pleasant …

NEHL Lambton Estate, 14th March 2020

A new venue for the NE Harrier League at Lambton Estate which, thankfully, went ahead following an earlier postponement due to flooding. Another great performance from the Claremont Ladies with a first place finish that puts them top of Division 3 with just one event to go (and a fair chance that that event will …

NEHL Alnwick, 29th February 2020

After all the recent cancellations, the cross-country season got back underway at Alnwick, even though Storm Jorge was beginning to flex its muscles. It was clear that wind was going to be a problem as we fought to keep the cars in a straight line as we drove up the A1, but at least we …

Birtley Cross-Country Relays, 19th Jan 2020

This was the second year that Birtley AC have hosted the winter cross-country relay, taking over the mantle of the Durham Cathedral Relays. They have created an interesting and challenging 3K course of 2 laps that make the most of the grounds (and particularly the hills) at Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy. We had 8 …

Sherman Cup & Davison Shield, 4th Jan 2020

A bright, if blustery, day for the first cross-country of 2020. Some excellent performances from those in Sky Blue – particularly Catherine Young and Sarah Kerr, 22nd and 28th respectively. Ladies Position Runner Time 22 Catherine Young 26:28 28 Sarah Kerr 26:47 75 Mandy Herworth 29:03 81 Nicki O’Brien 29:20 125 Nina Jentl 31:07 138 …

NE Cross-Country Championships, 14th December 2019

This year’s North East Cross-Country Championships took place in the beautiful setting of the meadows opposite Alnwick Castle. It was a bright, cold afternoon with a strong wind being the main difficulty facing the runners – as there were, surprisingly, only a few short muddy patches. The course was an amended version of the one …

NEHL Aykley Heads, 2rd Nov 2019

Last cross-country I heard a number of people bemoaning the lack of mud on the courses – they will certainly not be able to make the same complaint this year! I thought that no course could ever be muddier than my first experience of Thornley Hall Farm a couple of years ago, but I was …

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