Weetslade Relays will be 22nd June 2022

The Weetslade Relay is the event that Claremont organised every year from 2010 to 2019 and which grew from eight teams when it was first run to over 100. We had to change it to a virtual event in 2020 and 2021 but we are delighted to be back to holding a ‘real’ race in …

Team Captain’s Award, 2021-22 Season

The Team Captain’s Shield is a new club award to acknowledge participation in relays and cross-country, i.e. representing Claremont Road Runners in inter-club competition. It  is presented each year to somebody that the Team Captains deem to have made a great contribution to the club. This could be by performance, consistency (i.e. running in most …

parkrun, 16th April 2022

While a few of us were resting our legs for the North Tyneside 10K, there were still plenty of Claremonters getting their weekly parkrun fix. As well as spreading ourselves around the North East, Luke Woodend was in Cheshire in beautiful Delamere Forest and Julie Cross was on the North Wales coast. Mungai Wairia, injured …

Au Revoir, Alice

Alice Vialard will soon be off to start a new chapter in her life “down under” when she emigrates to Sydney, Australia. There was a great turnout for last Monday’s club run with most joining Alice for a farewell drink at the North Terrace afterwards. Saturday marked her final Leazes parkrun – with coffee afterwards, …

International Women’s Day, 8th March 2022

Once again, Claremont ladies and friends came together to celebrate International Women’s Day by taking part in Active Newcastle and This Girl Can’s run/walk event. After last year’s cancellation due to Covid, it was lovely to meet up again with friends from other running groups including Cath Robson’s Tuesday Social Runners and Marie and Mary’s …

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Now that we have had Nina’s Christmas-themed interval session (it was fun for the small but select group that attended!), there are no more club sessions until Wednesday 5th January as the Sports Centre is closed for the holidays. So I would just like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy, …

Free Couch to 5K Training Programme

Wanting to get a bit fitter? Maybe lose a bit of weight? Improve your mental well being? Possibly you used to run and would like to get back to running. Or perhaps you would like to make a few new friends while having a bit of fun and getting fit at the same time. Why …

Blyth Sands Race 5th December 2021

The 61st Blyth Sands race was held on the beach this Sunday. The 5-mile handicap race is usually arranged for the first Sunday of each December.  Handicaps are based on age and gender; e.g. ladies over the age of 50 receive 12 minutes start over men under 39. Julie C, Ken, Alan and Dave L. ran this …

Claremont Coven Cycles for Halloween

After a year off due to covid, the Claremont Coven were able to take to their bikes again for the annual Let’s Ride – Breeze does Halloween cycle ride. Ride Leader, Nina Jensen led the way from the Civic Centre to Gosforth Central Park and back via the Town Moor and Jesmond. A wonderful selection …

Chopwell Moon Runner 10K, 23rd October 2021

Nina Jensen, Julie Dumpleton and Mark Anderson all ventured out after dark into Chopwell Woods and ran a 10K. In Mark’s words: “We were blessed with excellent running conditions tackling 10k of soft, rather undulating(!) trails in the dark aided only by a head torch. It was great to be out racing at night again …

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