Gosforth Central Park TGC Social Running Group in Lockdown

Some Claremont Road Runners are also involved with other running/sporting groups that have, like ourselves, had to find ways of keeping going during lockdown. Gill Milne sends this update from a This Girl Can Gosforth Group: One of our Leaders in Running Fitness, Cath Robson, also leads a social running group, along with Jocasta Williams …

Blaydon Race Memories

As with all other mass events, this year’s Blaydon Race could not take place except in that strange virtual world that we now inhabit.  Some Claremont Road Runners entered the Virtual Blaydon Race and ran 6 miles to claim their t-shirt, even if they couldn’t gan alang the Scotswood Road.  Alice showed us all how …

Lads v Lasses Hill Challenge, June 2020

The challenge was for Claremont Ladies to take on the Men and see who was best at hill running! Everybody had to run for 30 minutes and record as much elevation as they could. Well, it was never really in doubt, was it?  Once again the Claremont Ladies showed the Men how it is done, …

Lockdown Bingo Results

Congratulations to all the winners of the Claremont Lockdown Bingo prizes.  The following all received a virtual badge and a real bottle of wine: First Line Clare McKitterick Four Corners Cath Robson Diagonal Line Maddie Day Full House Richard Slack

Virtual Gordon Smith Relays, 24th to 30th May 2020

As with many events at this strange time, this year’s Gordon Smith Relays were a virtual affair, with runners choosing their own 2 mile route and running alone against the clock.  Claremont entered 10 teams, 5 male and 5 female.  There were some good performances, particularly a 7th place finish for our “elite” ladies.   …

Claremont in Lockdown – Weeks 7, 8 & 9

So, what have we all been up to for the last few weeks? It has been a surprisingly busy time for the club with our first ever virtual meetings of the committee and Weetslade Relays sub-committee. These have given their approval to stage this year’s relays as a virtual race – more details will follow …

Terry remembers – Venice 10K, 2019

I did the Venice 10k in October last year. This is what it will be like for if you go this year or in some year in the future. You will be starting in Mestre, the functional mainland city across the waterfrom the Venetian islands. An early morning in San Giuliano Park, with 12,000runners looking …

Claremont Positive Thoughts Survey Results

Jamie Harding asked us all to think positively and fill in a survey on our favourite things about running and Claremont Road Runners. I think that quite a few missed it as he put it in the same email as his interval session! Anyway, a big thank you to everyone who took part in the …

Claremont interval sessions – a photographic tribute

Many will be missing Wednesday interval sessions and specifically their wonderful locations.  Richard Slack is, so he has had a run around some of the locations taking photographs and sends this:   “I did have a run to the (legendary) abutment on Friday and this email now explains why……..   Whilst virtual intervals have kept …

Claremont Lockdown Bingo

To amuse ourselves for the next few weeks of lockdown, your team captains invite you to a game of Lockdown Bingo! Click on the image below to get your very own Claremont Lockdown Bingo Card. There is a different task per square and the idea is that you have the month to get a full …

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