Two Weekends in Yorkshire

Michael Teasdale has been on his travels and send us this report: Over the last two weekends I completed my second triathlon and my first proper 10k in two years.The triathlon was another super sprint distance (400m swim, 23km bike, 4km run) set in the grounds of Castle Howard. Whilst this was a far more …

parkrun 31st July 2021

The second week of parkrun’s comeback was a bit cooler and wetter than the first, at least for those running in Newcastle. Paul Robinson, Heather Steel and Catherine Young headed to try Herrington Country Park for the first time, and all had good runs. Paul was 2nd overall and Catherine was 1st lady. Well done! …

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 …

Weetslade’s Coming Home – Virtual Relay, July 2021

Thank you to everybody who took part in the Virtual Weetslade Relay. Unfortunately the planned running of the Weetslade Relays in June had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions remaining in place, but we hope you enjoyed it virtually! Whilst the uptake was a lot lower than last year, 32 teams from 6 different …

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 …

Chase the Kite Virtual 10K, June 2021

Well done to Nina Jensen who was second lady in this year’s Chase the Kite 10K. Normally run in the Derwent Valley, this was a virtual event this year. Nina chose a 10K trail route around Morpeth and even included some uphill bits, so her time of 56:50 was a fine achievement,

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 …

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