Summer Handicap, 27th July 2020

For the second club handicap of the Covid-19 era, runners were given the choice of a 5K route of their own choosing (not downhill!) or running the real Summer Handicap course in Exhibition Park and over the Town Moor hills. The weather wasn’t very kind for those who waited until today – I bet it …

Lads v Lasses Scrabble Challenge, July 2020

The latest challenge was to make running related words from street signs encountered during a run (or walk) and to score them as in Scrabble. Words could be up to 8 letters long with 8 letter words getting double points. To encourage originality, there was a massive 50 point bonus for every unique word found. …

House to House Relay, 18th & 19th July 2020

The Claremont House to House Relay started early on Saturday morning with a long run by Nina from Morpeth to Chris Jones at Ponteland. Being Nina, she did a couplle of extra miles to avoid arriving early! Saturday was a mixed day or the runners weather wise – the early birds caught the rain, the …

Monday and Wednesday Club Sessions

We started Monday night group runs again from Monday 20th July 2020, more formalised Wednesday sessions from Wednesday 19th August, and self-programmed runs on 18th September. To reduce the risk of close contact, Monday runs will start from the Bandstand in Exhibition Park with small groups starting at 5 minute intervals and reverse the usual starting …

Lads v Lasses 39 Minute Challenge

As Claremont Road Runners is 39 years old, the latest Men v Women challenge was to see how far we could run in 39 minutes. There were high levels of participation with 51 club members running a total distance of 230.17 miles. This could have taken us as far south as the M25, as far …

Claremont in Lockdown Weeks 10 to 13

As lockdown eases and the regulations have become less strict, it has been getting easier to run with club colleagues and friend. Many at Claremont have been taking advantage of this to get together in socially distanced groups of up to 6. We still haven’t been able to meet more formally as a club, though …

Virtual Weetslade Relay, 24th June 2020

Thank you to everybody who took part in the Virtual Weetslade Relay.  Sorry that we could not give you the opportunity to run up our lovely hill, but we hope that you enjoyed it wherever you ran.  I am sure there were many diverse courses – I know that Claremont Road Runners had participants running …

The Claremont Killings

Throughout lockdown, Jamie has been entertaining us with a murder mystery. This was so successful, it has now been made into an illustrated book. Click on the image to read more!

Guidance for taking part in socially distanced group runs

Keeping fit and active is one of the best defences against Covid-19, both physically and mentally. Claremont Road Runners are happy to encourage socially distanced training sessions for those that are interested. We suggest that if you are interested in running with others you use email, Facebook etc to arrange to meet with others and …

Claremont over the Rainbow, June 2020

Our challenge this week was to run a rainbow. As usual, Alice showed us all up by using Strava Art to spell out “Arc en Ciel”, Mungai took lots of photographs and the rest of us were less adventurous! The photos below show how we got on:

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