Chevy Chase, 6th July 2019

Richard Slack is well into his fell running these days!  On Saturday, he took on the Chevy Chase and sends us this report: Four Claremonters represented the club this year at the 63rd running of the Chevy Chase, a 20 mile fell race over the Northumberland moors and fells with The Cheviot as the high …

Coquet Half-Marathon & 10K, 30th June 2019

Richard and Marie Slack ran in this year’s Run Northumberland Coquet Half Marathon. Even in the event information described as hilly and Richard says: “The run was a highly picturesque circular route starting and finishing in Rothbury and taking in the villages of the Coquet Valley. Couple of decent testing climbs on the second half …

Another brick in The Wall

Jamie Harding has added to the reports on The Wall, the 70ish mile ultra from Carlisle to Newcastle last weekend: Heroes of The Wall Although there have already been reports from Nina and Richard on the Wall race, I just wanted to reiterate how many heroes there were offering support along the way. They included: …

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 …

Woodland Run, 26th May 2019

The Woodland Run is a 5K trail race that forms part of the Northumberland County Show. Five Claremonters took part, and Matt Kerry followed up his parkrun PB the day before with a 3rd place finish. Well done, Matt! Thanks to Nina for the photos of the Claremont contingent. 23:15 Matt Kerry30:14 Nina Jensen33:21 Marie …

Hadrian Hundred, 25th to 27th May

The Hadrian Hundred was the flagship event of 2019 for the Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA). Dave Wotton completed the challenge, and summarised his experience below: “Organised by our own Bill Milbourne and the Nortumbria LDWA. We had a brilliant weekend , the weather was not the best for the hardest parts of the route …

Allendale Fair Multi-Terrain Race, 25th May 2019

The Allendale Fair has been a favourite day out for Claremont in recent years, but this year saw just 6 of us in the race – though Gill came to the Fair for the first time but looked after my Mum instead of running (she makes such sacrifices!). There have been a few variations of …

Pier to Pier, 19th May 2019

This is one of my favourite runs – a great route down a lovely stretch of coastline – and the weather couldn’t have been better with lovely blue skies and very little wind. Despite the lovely weather and great sea views, it is a challenging multi-terrain run – very much a mini-Coastal Run. In addition, …

Fairfield Horseshoe, 18th May 2019

Richard Slack and Francesco Carrer completed the Fairfield Horseshoe fell race in Cumbria.  Richard sent this report: The Fairfield Horseshoe is a classic Lake District Fell race first run in 1966 with around 30 runners. The 10 mile route with around 3,000 foot of ascent is a classic clockwise run starting and finishing at Rydal …

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