Raby Castle 10 Miler, 18th April 2021

Richard and Marie Slack have been out racing again around Raby Castle in County Durham. It is a beautiful venue and sounds like a really nice course, where I am sure the local deer population will have added to the splendour of the views. “Another Sunday in freer times, and the first of many held-over …

Swainby Sweep Fell Race, 11th April 2021

Three hardy Claremonters headed down to North Yorkshire to brave the weather for the Swainby Sweep Fell Race. A big well done to all 3 and congratulations to Kris Axon on winning the race. This report from Richard Slack: “Great pleasure to again write a race report for the club!  And what a delightful trail …

Good Friday Relays, 2nd to 9th April 2021

Once again, the Good Friday Relays was a virtual event with competitors running 2 miles on a course of their own choosing. There were fewer Claremont teams than in other virtual relays, perhaps because virtual race fatigue has set in. Or maybe it was because we had just had our own 2 mile challenge. We …

Norman Woodcock Relays, 21st to 28th November

As with other relays, this year’s Norman Woodcock Relays, organised by Elswick Harriers, was a virtual affair. This time we had a week to run any 2 mile course of our own choosing. There was no stipulation of starting and finishing at the same place, so downhill courses were a possibility! I don’t know how …

Chapelfell Top Fell Race, 10th October 2020

Here is another Fell Race report from Richard Slack. Richard sent this in before the results were in, and I am happy to confirm that Kris Axon was the winner – well done, Kris! Chapelfell Top is one of the many 2000 foot summits in The Eastern Pennines, Weardale with its summit at 703m or …

Ultra North, 3rd October 2020

Fancy a socially distanced Ultra Marathon? Me neither, but I have a strange admiration for those that do! So a very well done to Sarah Bowen and Maria Duenas, who have just completed the 55km Ultra North run. It was Maria’s first ever Ultra and she sends this report: “Last Saturday, I attempted my first …

Lowther Fell Race, 9th August 2020

In the dim and distant past, we used to run races and post reports on the website and thought it would always be so. Little did we know that our world was about to change! Now, as we inch our way back to normality, some races are starting up again. So here is our first …

Summer Handicap, 27th July 2020

For the second club handicap of the Covid-19 era, runners were given the choice of a 5K route of their own choosing (not downhill!) or running the real Summer Handicap course in Exhibition Park and over the Town Moor hills. The weather wasn’t very kind for those who waited until today – I bet it …

Virtual Gordon Smith Relays, 24th to 30th May 2020

As with many events at this strange time, this year’s Gordon Smith Relays were a virtual affair, with runners choosing their own 2 mile route and running alone against the clock.  Claremont entered 10 teams, 5 male and 5 female.  There were some good performances, particularly a 7th place finish for our “elite” ladies.   …

Terry remembers – Venice 10K, 2019

I did the Venice 10k in October last year. This is what it will be like for if you go this year or in some year in the future. You will be starting in Mestre, the functional mainland city across the waterfrom the Venetian islands. An early morning in San Giuliano Park, with 12,000runners looking …

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