Club Handicap Race Report – 30th April 2012

On the final day of the wettest April in the UK for over 100 years, it was perhaps not really surprising that ‘the hills’ on the Town Moor should be declared just a little too soggy for handicap purposes. Last minute re-arrangements had to be made to use an alternative course, but the officials, marshals …

Spring Handicap – Town Moor


Newcastle parkrun 28/04/12

It was man vs. beast this morning as runners had to avoid a herd of stampeding cows at the first corner. As if the wind wasn’t bad enough, it appears Newcastle parkrun is now an obstacle course with the massive puddle at gate two and cowpat spread all over the paths. Nonetheless, some good times …

Claremont does London 2012

Some fantastic performances from Claremont Road Runners at this year’s London Marathon.  Well done to Brendan McMillan who finished a very impressive 172nd in under 2 hours 40 minutes … and how about that time from Joyce Archibold?  Amazing runs. overall place gender place category name club runner no category HALF finish time 172 172 …

Terry O’Gara Memorial 5K

Sunday 22nd April 2012 Finish Position Time First Name Surname 30 18.03 Luke Bryant 66 19.54 Alasdair Wilson-Craw 117 22.22 Ben Hull

Newcastle parkrun 21/04/12

Good conditions on the moor this morning with a very slight breeze and occasional sunshine. The threat of rain didn’t affect what turned out to be a fantastic turnout from team Claremont.  Congratulations to Chris Gillis and Elisabeth Stoddart on their PBs.  Chris ran under 18 minutes officially for the first time but I do …

Club Handicap – 30th April 2012

A reminder that the next club handicap is on Monday 30th April on the Town Moor course.  Meet at Sport Central as usual at 6 o’clock for a warm-up jog together to Exhibition Park or go straight to the bandstand in the park in ample time for the first start at 6:30pm. Quiche and chips …

Paris marathon

Time Runner 4:18:11 Sarah Kerr 4:43:17 Joanna Kirby Nicki Hobbs and Dean O’Brien also ran, but I don’t have their times.

Coniston 14

Race Number First Name Surname Gun Time Overall Position Chip Time Chip Position 1427 Matthew Kingston 01:34:25 83 01:33:49 78 1480 Duncan Scott 01:36:12 108 01:35:37 102 1017 Colin Dilks 01:45:46 283 01:45:11 281 Full results can be found at

Newcastle parkrun 14/04/12

Congratulations to Chris Hogarth on completing his 50th parkrun today, becoming only the second Claremonter to achieve this milestone. That’s some dedication! There was a ferocious wind on the moor this morning with the sun peeking out of the clouds on occasion. Time      Runner 19:24     Jeremy Smith 21:35     Paul Robinson 23:25     Chris Hogarth 23:40     Dave …