Clive Cookson 10K, 18th May 2022

Thanks to Howard MacLennan for this report of the Clive Cookson 10K, where he and Sarah Kerr were the Claremont representatives: “We arrived at the very outstandingly designed Monkseaton High School, and at that time the conditions appeared fair and reasonable. The field of elite Club runners was stacked, especially new and old wanting to …

GU36 – The Guernsey Ultra, 15th May 2022

Nina Jensen and Marie Slack have been on a trip to the Channel Islands to have a run around the island of Guernsey. The GU36 is described on the website as: “The circular route starts in the picturesque town of St. Peter Port before leading on to 16 miles of beautifully rugged cliffs. From here …

Pier to Pier, 15th May 2022

A decent contingent of Claremont Road Runners headed to the seaside for this very scenic race down the coast from South Shields to Roker. For me, this event is one of the highlights of the North East racing calendar and it was good to be back for the first time since 2019. As I was …

Sunderland 10K & Half-Marathon, 8th May 2022

It was glorious day for running in sunny Sunderland by the sea for this year’s Sunderland City Races., where Claremont had runners in the 10K and half-marathon. The 10K started first with Heather Steel and Martin Jobling wearing the Sky Blue. Martin had a good run, but it was a very emotional occasion for local …

NEMAA Relays, 4th May 2022

It was a successful night for Claremont at the North East Masters Relays with a gold medal winning performance from the Ladies “A” team of Nicki O’Brien, Sarah Kerr and Catherine Young. Congratulations, ladies! The race is on tarmac paths in Bedewell Park, Jarrow with each runner completing 2 laps of 1500m each. It is …

Chopwell 10K, 4th May 2022

Nina Jensen, Julie Dumpleton and Mary Martin ran the Chopwell 10K together. They say that it was a great course with lots of hills (some of you may find that a bit contradictory!). They had a stop part way around so Julie could do some impromptu drumming! Seems like they enjoyed themselves! Position Runner Time …

Gateshead Half-Marathon & 10K, 30th April 2022

A number of Claremont Road Runners went to Gateshead Stadium to run in the Gateshead Half Marathon or the 10K race. Half-Marathon Position Runner Time 237 Laurie Johnson 1:44:44 288 Liz Denyer 1:47:44 392 Clare McKitterick 1:53:36 531 Hazel Juggins 2:02:07 769 Lena Lou 2:24:10 10K Position Runner Time 169 Rachel Hurdman 54:17 185 Alan …

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 …

Spring Handicap, 25th April 2022

The morning rain and cold had been replaced by a fairly pleasant evening, though there was still a bit of a chilly breeze – this is the Town Moor after all! So conditions were good for running with the paths over the hills nice and dry and just a little bit of mud in the …

Longhorn 50K, 24th April

For her latest ultra-running escapade, Nina Jensen went down to Sherwood Forest to run in the Longhorn 50K. In Nina’s words, “The Longhorn is a great event with something for everybody, with races from 5K to 60K. There was also Canicross racing (running with your dog) and Nordic Walking.” Nina completed finished the 50K event …

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