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 …

11 Point Challenge Result

Well, once again, the Claremont ladies came out on top in the November 11 point challenge. The Lasses scored a resounding 136 to 79 victory to make it 4 wins out of 4. However the result is not without controversy. Men’s Team Captain, Tom Tinsley, does not accept the result and will be launching various …

Lads v Lasses 11th November, 11 Point Challenge

As we are back in lockdown and can’t meet as a club, we thought it was time to have another Lads v Lasses lockdown challenge and give the Claremont men one last chance to redeem themselves in 2020. As the ladies have shown that they can run further, climb higher and spell better, we have …

Lockdown Bingo No. 2, August/September 2020

Although we were in the “new normal” rather than strict lockdown, this was a bingo card that tried to reflect all the challenges that had kept us busy during lockdown. Then, part way through, we entered a local lockdown! Although the club sessions could continue using the Covid-secure guidelines as approved by England Athletics, we …

Running the Metro

The lockdown has had us all thinking of new ways to run, new routes and generally wondering how to keep interested and motivated. Chris Jones found an innovative solution – run the Metro lines! Here is his how he did it: “Metro was 40 years old in August, and always looking for new places to run …

Pub Cricket Challenge, August 2020

With the Claremont ladies having beaten the men in every team challenge so far, we decided to mix the teams up for this one and have seniors v veterans. As we have more, in UK Athletics terms, more veterans than seniors in the club, it was agreed that, for the purposes of this competition, veterans …

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