Summer Handicap, 26th July 2021

The sun came out to greet the return of the Claremont handicap to the Town Moor for the first time in 2 years.  This made it a very pleasant evening for the vast team of marshals and officials, but I am sure that I am not the only runner who wished they could turn the …

NFR LGBT+ 5K, 23rd July 2021

This 5K on the Town Moor has become a very popular part of the Pride Festival. Four Claremonters took part on a very warm summer’s evening. Position Runner Time 59 Arthur Liu 23:42 73 Allie Wilson Craw 24:26 92 Luke Woodend 25:10 360 Ay Okpokam 57:38 Ay walked – just in case you think she …

Sunderland 5K Road Race, 22nd July 2021

Well done to Catherine Young who continued her excellent run of form, recording a PB of 19:01 to finish 11th in the Sunderland 5K Road Race.

Durham City Run Festival 5K and 10K, 15th July 2021

Howard MacLennan and Alan Dunning headed down to Durham to take part in the Durham City Running Festival. It was a hot night to take on an uphill course, so well done to both. Howard came 47th in the 5K in a time of 21:44. Alan ran in the 10K event, finishing 331st in a …

St Cuthbert’s Way, 10th June 2021

Nina Jensen went for a stroll along St Cuthbert’s Way – if you can call completing 45+ miles and nearly 6,500 feet of climbing in just over 12 hours a stroll! This was the Trail Outlaws Ultra along St Cuthbert’s Way – a beautiful part of the world, but not the easiest running route. There …

Endure 24, 2nd-4th July 2021

The Endure 24 is a 24 hour running challenge, designed for teams or solo competitors.  The aim is to complete as many laps of a 5 mile course as you can in 24 hours.  Mark Anderson entered the Leeds event as a solo runner with the aim of completing 100 kilometres. The weather wasn’t kind …

Great North 10K, 4th July 2021

Lena Webster Costella and Sarah Kerr were the Claremont representatives on the start line for this year’s Great North 10K. The race takes place on the Gateshead and, although it has a nice stretch along the Tyne, it is renowned for its final mile which is a tough uphill section, finishing at Gateshead Stadium. Both …

Chevy Chase, 3rd July 2021

There was a good Claremont contingent at this year’s Chevy Chase. Richard Slack was amongst them, and he sends this report: The 64th Chevy Chase Fell Race: Saturday 3 July 2021 This was another long-awaited race, the running of the Chevy Chase having been postponed in 2020. As usual race HQ was Wooler Youth Hostel …

Race to the Castle, 26th-27th June 2021

The Race to the Castle is actually a series of ultra trail races finishing at Bamburgh Castle. Nina Jensen took on the full, non-stop 100K distance (of course) and had to battle the wind, rain and unseasonable cold. She said that, from the viewpoint at Simonside, she could barely see the runner ahead never mind …

Trail Outlaws Penshaw Half Marathon, 20th June 2021

The Sunderland half wasn’t the only half-marathon in the area today – and this one sounds a lot tougher! As well as stretches along both banks of the River Wear, the course takes in a nice climb up to Penshaw Monument. Kat Truong and Maria Duenas conquered the trails and the steps and Maria was …

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