Village Bakery Half-Marathon, Wrexham, 18th February 2024

Hot on the heels of running the Barcelona half last weekend, Aoife Monaghan and Jack Shawcross were on their travels to run another half-marathon this weekend. This time they didn’t go as far, just to Wrexham for the Village Bakery Half-Marathon. Despite being in North Wales, this race is part of the Run Cheshire series …

NECAA Signal/Road Relays, 17th February 2024

Two Claremont teams turned up to Hetton Lyons Country Park this afternoon to compete in the NECAA Road Relays (also know as the Signal Relays), for the first time since 2017. The park is the former site of Hetton Colliery, connected by railway to Sunderland by George Stephenson in the 1800’s. The race is a …

parkrun, 17th February 2024

Despite a few of us resting before the NECAA Relays at Hetton Lyons, Claremont was well represented at the main local parkruns with 22 runners from Leazes east to Rising Sun. The biggest contingent were at Leazes Park, where there were some very good performances too. Anneliza Andreadi bagged a PB, Dave Roberts missed his …

Barcelona Half-Marathon, 11th February 2024

Aoife Monaghan and Jack Shawcross went in search of some winter sunshine and found it by running in the Barcelona Half-Marathon! Aoife had been unwell in the lead-up, so did exceptionally well to still come under 2 hours. In her words “A mixture of happy and disappointed as I expected a much better time than …

parkrun, 10th February 2024

Friday’s decision to cancel the cross-country at Thornley Hall Farm meant that Saturday morning plans were changed and, for many, that meant doing a parkrun. Though the North East did not have the blue skies seen in other parts of the country, it had at least stopped raining. Though that didn’t mean there were no …

NEMAA Cross-Country Championships, 3rd February 2024

It was a very windy day for the North East Masters’ Cross-Country Championships, held this year at the Rising Sun Country Park. Open to all over 35 runners, not just members of the NEMAA, this is very much like a mini-version of a day at the Harrier League, with no packs and far fewer runners. …

parkrun, 3rd February 2024

As many core teams find themselves desperately repeating late on a Friday evening, parkrun doesn’t happen without volunteers. Hi-viz heroes are required to ensure the smooth, safe running of an event. David Lydall, a frequent run director at Leazes, is one such hero. Today, having racked up many volunteer credits along the way, he also …

Druridge Bay Beach Trail 10k, 28th January 2024

A trio of Claremont Road Runners went coastal this weekend, Lynne Cornell sends this report: “This was the first time I have done this race and it was with a sense of relief that I arrived at Druridge Bay to find the car park wasn’t flooded, as leading up to the race there had been …

parkrun, 27th January 2024

With the weather showing an improvement over recent weeks, Claremonters were out in force for their Saturday morning 5K, particularly at our “home” of Leazes Park where 15 of us ran or walked. There were 2 PBs too one to Luke O’Neill and the other to Keya Rahman on what may be one of her …

Brass Monkey, 21st January 2024

Six Claremont Road Runners travelled down to York for the ever popular Brass Monkey half-marathon. It is a fast, flat course where PBs can be obtained – as long as the winter weather behaves. Thanks to Nina Jensen for sending this race summary: “After a week of tracking Storm Isha and looking at every weather …

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