Durham Coastal Half Marathon 25 July 2021

Durham Coastal Half Marathon 25 July 2021 The National Trust had originally organised this race. But due to COVID the race had been postponed and responsibility for organising switched to the Trail Outlaws.    Trail Outlaws did a good job, the race was well organised, marshalled, and signposted.  There was even a COVID safe bus back from …

Old Crown Round Fell Race, 24th July 2021

Richard Slack has just completed the Old Crown Round (OCR) Fell Race – all 23.32 miles and over 7,000 feet of climb of it in 7 hours 12 minutes and 50 seconds. An amazing effort, especially on a such a warm day. Well done! He has recovered enough to send us this report: A race …

parkrun returns, 24th July 2021

Much to the delight of most of the running community, parkrun is back! Though I think turnouts were generally lower than pre-pandemic levels, there was a good number of Claremont Road Runners, both volunteering and running, across the North East events. Rose Hawkswood was race director at our very own, and very local, Leazes parkrun …

Covid Safety Reminder

Here is some good advice on keeping safe whilst enjoying club sessions from our Covid Officer, Cath Robson: “As we’re staying on COVID Step 3 for a few more weeks, I thought I’d just share a quick reminder of how we are ensuring a COVID – secure training environment here at Claremont Road Runners. There …

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 …

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 …

Lads v Lasses LEJOG Challenge, January 2021

The latest Claremont lockdown challenge saw the Lads pitted against the Lasses to see who could get from Land’s End to John O’Groats the fastest. It was an extremely close thing throughout the 9 days that it took to complete the route. The Lads took a narrow lead on day 1, extended it on day …

Virtual Christmas Party 2020

The Christmas Party was a bit different this year – no hand-pulled pints, no dodgy buffet and no Christmas hugs! We had to make do with Zoom instead, but I think that everybody who attended enjoyed it. Tom had set a quiz on the Claremont year, Nina had us running around our houses on a …

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