Newcastle parkrun 24/03/12

A low turnout from Claremont with only four members taking part on a foggy and chilly morning. Our regulars were saving themselves for the Harrier League cross-country fixture at Prudhoe and the Northumberland half-marathon on Sunday. Jeremy Smith, Chris Hogarth, and Sumanth Nayak were on volunteering duty while Tom Oliphant and Elisabeth Stoddart made their …

Dubai Marathon 2012

The Dubai marathon, in its twelfth year, is one of the flattest marathons in the world attracting many elite runners and offers the winner $250,000 with a $1m bonus for breaking the world record. The event takes place at the end of January when temperatures average 20 degrees Celsius during the day. The race starts …

Newcastle parkrun 18/03/12

A mild, sunny, and still day meant conditions were ideal for a fast time on the Town Moor.  There was a great turnout from Claremont with Jamie Martin, Luke Woodend, and Dave Kear recording new personal bests. Jamie shattered his previous best by a whopping 56 seconds, while Luke set his best time since his …

NEHL – Farringdon, Sunderland

Saturday 29th October 2011 The second race of the season saw a much improved turnout for the men’s team with 10 runners taking to the field.  Farringdon is an undulating course with a muddy stream to cross but perhaps the defining factor is the narrow paths that cause congestion early on in the race.   Conditions …

NEHL – East Cramlington Nature Reserve

Saturday 8th October 2011 The cross country season started with a dry day, good conditions underfoot and a good performance from the Claremont Ladies, with Megan Murdoch having a particularly impressive run.  Running from the medium pack, Megan came home in 7th position recording the 6th fastest time.   Unfortunately for Megan this means a promotion …

Club Handicap January 2012 Photos

Hetton Lyons Relays 2012

Claremont were represented by Senior team, 4 male veterans and 3 ladies at this traditional and popular event also known as the Signals Relays.  There were some good individual performances.  The senior team that finished in 36th place were: Brendan McMillan (11:51) Jamie Martin (13:08) Sumanth Nayak (15:10) Duncan Scott (13:26) Paul Robinson (14:40) Jamie …

Claremont Winter Club Handicap (30th January 2012)

Ongoing work at the ‘grassy knoll’ obliged marshal Paul to act as if on ‘point duty’ for the halfway position of the Winter Handicap, although this did not stop one runner trying to circumnavigate the fenced off area – well, it was a Claremont event after all! Despite the low temperature, the still conditions offset …

Dubai Marathon, January 2012

Congratulations to Sumanth Nayak for completing the Dubai Marathon:

Durham City Harriers Cathedral Relays

Claremont entered two teams for the Durham City Cathedral Relays 2012. Read on to find out how we did.