North Tyneside 10K race, 17th October 2021

Richard reports on a lovely race. On Easter Sunday 2020 (Easter Sunday being the traditional date for this race), I cycled the race route on deserted roads with a grey and cold sky above for company. We were in the reality of Covid lockdown with the Good Friday relays also cancelled. The rest is history …

Devils Foot Half Marathon 17th October 2021

Nina has been running again this time in the borders. Lovely undulating route followed by a steep climb up Eildon Hill. The route down was interesting when I encountered some naked hikers! My speed certainly picked up to get past them!

NEHL Druridge Bay, 10th October 2021

It was another unseasonably warm afternoon for cross-country, with sun cream once again the order of the day. Each cross-country venue has its own character and Druridge Bay Country Park makes for a nice setting but an unusual course. The start and finish areas are on very uneven fields, there are no real hills just …

Belfast City Marathon, 3rd October 2021

London wasn’t the only marathon taking place on Sunday. Nina Jensen has been over to Northern Ireland and took part in the Belfast City Marathon. Nina said that it was a course of two halves! The first half was mainly downhill, but miles 13 to 18 were a slow drag up into the wind. She …

NEHL Wrekenton, 25th September 2021

It was cross-country, Jim, but not as we know it! ** Instead of spikes, mud, wellies, coats and bobble hats, it was road shoes, sun-cream and shades for the start of the 2021 North Eastern Harrier League season at Wrekenton! The ground was dry and rock-hard; the long, cut grass at the start and finish …

Great North Run, 12th September 2021

This was the Great North Run, but not as we know it! For one year only, due to circumstances that I think we all know, the 40th running of the GNR was an out and back route with runners starting in waves. As usual there was a good turnout of Claremont Road Runners – running, …

Farringdon XC Relays, 4th September 2021

The Farringdon Relays mark the start of the cross-country season. Hazel Juggins reports: A small but enthusiastic Claremont contingent represented the Club at the Ken Jefferson Memorial Cross Country at Farringdon, organised by Sunderland Harriers. The weather was a bit wetter than forecast but it was not cold and the course would be a pleasant …

Beer mile, 27th August 2021

Rose reports on the beer mile race she organised and won! Gather round everyone and I’ll tell you the story of the beer mile!  On a warm August Friday evening the Runners gathered after a long week of work to celebrate a long weekend. The ‘runners’ were gathered waiting for a sign from the Beer …

3 parkruns, 3 countries

Julie Cross has been touring around parkruns. I am not a parkrun bagger, not even close, only clocked 31 to date, but I can lay claim to 3 in 3 countries – the first in each of those countries post lockdown. Is that a record? I’ll take it if so.  Parkrun  no. 1: Leazes Park, …

Isaac’s Tea Trail Ultra, 7th August 2021

Claremont’s ultra-running nutters enthusiasts, Nina Jensen, Sarah Bowen and Richard Slack took on the Isaac’s Tea Trail Ultra run at the weekend.  An excellent achievement by all three!  Richard sends us his usual detailed report: Isaac’s Tea Trail Ultra – Saturday 7 August. Set in the North Pennines, the home of multiple former lead mining …

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