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 …

Great North 10K, 4th July 2021

Lena Webster Costella and Sarah Kerr were the Claremont representatives on the start line for this year’s Great North 10K. The race takes place on the Gateshead and, although it has a nice stretch along the Tyne, it is renowned for its final mile which is a tough uphill section, finishing at Gateshead Stadium. Both …

Chevy Chase, 3rd July 2021

There was a good Claremont contingent at this year’s Chevy Chase. Richard Slack was amongst them, and he sends this report: The 64th Chevy Chase Fell Race: Saturday 3 July 2021 This was another long-awaited race, the running of the Chevy Chase having been postponed in 2020. As usual race HQ was Wooler Youth Hostel …

Run Gateshead Sundowner 5K, 30th June 2021

Catherine Young followed up her excellent 2nd place in the Sunderland Half with 2nd place in the Run Gateshead Sundowner 5K. This takes place on the trails in the Derwent Valley, which makes her time of 19:35 even more impressive. Well done!

Race to the Castle, 26th-27th June 2021

The Race to the Castle is actually a series of ultra trail races finishing at Bamburgh Castle. Nina Jensen took on the full, non-stop 100K distance (of course) and had to battle the wind, rain and unseasonable cold. She said that, from the viewpoint at Simonside, she could barely see the runner ahead never mind …

Trail Outlaws Penshaw Half Marathon, 20th June 2021

The Sunderland half wasn’t the only half-marathon in the area today – and this one sounds a lot tougher! As well as stretches along both banks of the River Wear, the course takes in a nice climb up to Penshaw Monument. Kat Truong and Maria Duenas conquered the trails and the steps and Maria was …

Sunderland Half Marathon & 10K, 20th June 2021

Road racing is back on the streets of the North East and there was a good contingent of Sky Blues pounding the streets of Sunderland in the half marathon and 10K races. Some excellent performances, particularly from our fast lasses Catherine Young and Sarah Kerr who finished 3rd and 5th lady respectively. Mungai was also …

Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon, 19th June 2021

Congratulations to Michael Teasdale on completing his first ever triathlon at Cholmondeley Castle. He came 30th in the Super Sprint Triathlon event and summed it up as: “Guess who survived their first triathlon! May have gone out way too hard in the swim and came close to messing up with 500m to go in the …

Covid Safety Reminder

Here is some good advice on keeping safe whilst enjoying club sessions from our Covid Officer, Cath Robson: “As we’re staying on COVID Step 3 for a few more weeks, I thought I’d just share a quick reminder of how we are ensuring a COVID – secure training environment here at Claremont Road Runners. There …

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