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 …

Virtual Spring Handicap, 27th April 2020

As we have had to leave the Town Moor cows grazing on the hills in peace, this year’s Spring Handicap has been a virtual affair. The protocol was to run 5K on a course that had as much up as down and submit your time. Amazingly, 46 runners took part, running in a variety of …

Brough Law, Sunday 15 March 2020

Amidst the cancellation or postponement of many sporting events, the Brough Law fell race, as the cross country and UK parkruns the day before, did go ahead.  This is an early season taster and also forms part of the Northumberland Fell Runners championship. This year, Richard Slack, David Lydall and Maria Duenas all took part. …

NEHL Alnwick, 29th February 2020

After all the recent cancellations, the cross-country season got back underway at Alnwick, even though Storm Jorge was beginning to flex its muscles. It was clear that wind was going to be a problem as we fought to keep the cars in a straight line as we drove up the A1, but at least we …

Geordies Down Under, 20th Feb 2020

Richard Slack is in Sydney running with the Kirribilli Runners, and met a Geordie called Owen who runs for them. Needless to say, Owen knew Mungai! Here is Richard’s update: “Owen ran the GNR for Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and met Mungai who he ran with for part of the race, and usual picture at …

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