parkrun, 23rd July 2022

With no Town Moor and a number of runners having a day off or taking it easy before the Northumberland Coastal Run, it was a quieter morning than usual for Claremont at parkrun. Though there were still 4 PBs recorded. So well done to Heather Steel at Prudhoe, Fred Besse and David Devennie at Leazes …

LGBT 5K, 22nd July 2022

This 5K on the Town Moor is part of the LGBT Festival of Running. Luke Woodend took part, finishing in 110th place in a time of 25:37.

Sunderland 5K Road Race, 21st July 2022

Kris Axon was the only sky blue to enter this 5K race. Needless to say, he ran it in a superb time, in fact a 5K PB, of 15:37 to finish in 20th place. Obviously a very fast field!

parkrun, 16th July 2022

Unfortunately there was no Leazes parkrun this Saturday as they still don’t have access to their equipment, so it was the Town Moor that had the largest contingent of Claremonters for a change. As we are entering the summer holiday season, there was a bit of tourism too. Chris Jones ran in Jersey, and Ben …

Rose Hawkswood Beer Mile, 14th July 2022

The madness that is the Rose Hawkswood Beer Mile is now an established event in the Claremont calendar. For the uninitiated, a beer mile involves drinking 4 cans of strong beer and running 4 laps of the track as fast as you can. Eight idiots intrepid sky blues turned out at City Stadium on a …

Woodhorn Museum Triathlon, 9th July 2022

Julie Cross is the latest Claremont Road Runner to turn her hand to triathlon. Here is her report: “I like to dabble in triathlon, it gets you out of your comfort zone in a different way from running. I’ve done the event at Woodhorn Colliery before, with Team Claremont Ladies (aka Sarah and Mandy) and …

Race for Life, 9th & 10th July 2022

The Race for Life is now a very well established event, raising money for Cancer Research, and a number of the Claremont ladies supported it this weekend. There was a “Pretty Muddy 5K”, an “ordinary” 5K and a 10K. Ay Okpokam and Lena Lou ran in one event each, while Clare McKitterick appears to have …

C25K Graduation and parkrun, 9th July 2022

This week was a big parkrun for the latest set of runners to graduate from the Claremont Road Runners Couch to 5K training programme. Seven determined individuals had made it all the way to the last week, but unfortunately 2 could not make parkrun this morning (due to Covid and a bereavement). They will graduate …

Tynedale Pie and Peas 10K, 6th July 2022

Elizabeth O’Mahony was the sole Claremonter to fancy running 10K in the Tyne Valley in order to earn a meal of pie and peas. This is a lovely course starting in Ovington, going along the road to Wylam then over the river and on the trails to Prudhoe. Elizabeth finished in 334th place in a …

Bridges of the Tyne 5 Mile Race, 5th July 2022

This race has become a very popular part of the North East running calendar and 3 Claremonters took part this year. Howard MacLennan sends this report: “Eventually the Bridges of the Tyne 5 Mile Race went ahead after a long absence on the race calendar following the pandemic. This race is becoming very popular, strong …

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