White Wolf Run, Castle Eden, 9th July 2019

Tara McCully and Ay Okpokam went to Castle Eden with our old friend Emma Crowley for this 5K trail run and report that it was a very enjoyable race! Position Runner Time 54th Tara McCully 27:49 70th Ay Okpokam 29:31

St Cuthbert’s Way 100K Ultra, 1st July 2019

A very well done to Dave Wotton who completed the St Cuthbert’s Way Ultra on a very hot day this weekend.  This is a very scenic route from Holy Island to Melrose.

Weetslade Relays, 19th June 2019

Once again, it was a lovely, sunny evening for the 106 teams competing in this year’s Weetslade Relays.The 3 Claremont teams did well, though I’d like to single out Catherine who was 5th fastest female. Position Leg 1 Time Leg 2 Time Leg 3 Time Team Time 30 Paul Robinson 16:13 Richard Slack 19:23 Catherine …

Durham Coastal Half-Marathon, 16th June 2019

Maria Duenas chose the Durham Coastal Half-Marathon for her first run in Britain and sends us this report and photos. Well done, Maria – it sounds too tough and I think I will stick to the Northumberland version! “The Durham Coast Half Marathon was my first race in the UK and first race in blue …

Rat Race The Wall, 15th June 2019

The Claremont Ultras were doing mad things again this weekend – The Wall is a 70 mile ultra along Hadrian’s Wall from Carlisle to Newcastle.  Nina Jensen, Julie Dumpleton, Marie Slack and Jamie Harding were the running team with Richard Slack also staying awake (and driving!) for 22 hours! We have two reports – Nina …

Newburn River Run, 12th June 2019

It must have been the Newburn River Plodge and very nearly the Newburn River Swim on a very wet evening! Nina and Tara braved the elements for what is normally a nice, scenic run. 50:34 Tara McCully60:06 Nina Jensen

Blaydon Race, 9th June 2019

It turned out to be a warm, dry evening for Blaydon this year – quite a contrast from parkrun the previous day – and we were having to shield our eyes from the sun as we were “ganning alang the Scotswood Road”. Some great runs from Claremonters with Roberto averaging a cracking pace of 5:51 …

parkrun, 8th June 2017

Newcastle parkrun A special parkrun for Claremont as it marked 3 major milestones – 100 parkruns for Alice, 200 for David Lydall and 300 for Mungai. Most of us jogged around together, trying to avoid the puddles but still getting very wet! Afterwards we dripped dry over a celebratory coffee at the Central Bean cafe …

Berwickshire Coastal Path, 2nd June 2019

The latest in Claremont’s long distance adventures saw 19 of us head over the border to St. Abbs to then follow the coastal path down to Berwick. For the majority it was an early start as the coach left Newcastle at 8am, but Gill and I had a bit more sleep as it collected us …

Edinburgh Marathon, 26th May 2019

Clare McKitterick, Alice Vialard and Mungai Wairia all ventured north of the border to run at Edinburgh this weekend. Clare did the full marathon, while Mungai and Alice settled for the half. Marathon3068   4:10:54   Clare McKitterick Half-Marathon1406   1:42:31   Mungia Wairia7113   2:14:57   Alice Vialard