Rat Race The Wall, 15th June 2019

The Claremont Ultras were doing mad things again this weekend – The Wall is a 70 mile ultra along Hadrian’s Wall from Carlisle to Newcastle.  Nina Jensen, Julie Dumpleton, Marie Slack and Jamie Harding were the running team with Richard Slack also staying awake (and driving!) for 22 hours! We have two reports – Nina …

Newburn River Run, 12th June 2019

It must have been the Newburn River Plodge and very nearly the Newburn River Swim on a very wet evening! Nina and Tara braved the elements for what is normally a nice, scenic run. 50:34 Tara McCully60:06 Nina Jensen

parkrun, 15th June 2019

Newcastle parkrun 19:36 Sumanth Nayak 21:46 Gordon MacFadyen 22:28 Mungai Wairia 22:48 Luke Woodend 22:49 Arthur Liu 23:50 Brian Hegarty 23:52 Nina Jentl 23:53 Violeta Tsenova 27:05 Alex Anslow 27:45 Alice Vialard 53:43 Clare McKitterick Whitley Bay parkrun 22:48 Chris Gillie 27:00 Daisy Martin Gateshead parkrun 21:44 Heather Steel 22:52 Maria Duenas 25:15 Paul Robinson …

Blaydon Race, 9th June 2019

It turned out to be a warm, dry evening for Blaydon this year – quite a contrast from parkrun the previous day – and we were having to shield our eyes from the sun as we were “ganning alang the Scotswood Road”. Some great runs from Claremonters with Roberto averaging a cracking pace of 5:51 …

parkrun, 8th June 2017

Newcastle parkrun A special parkrun for Claremont as it marked 3 major milestones – 100 parkruns for Alice, 200 for David Lydall and 300 for Mungai. Most of us jogged around together, trying to avoid the puddles but still getting very wet! Afterwards we dripped dry over a celebratory coffee at the Central Bean cafe …

Berwickshire Coastal Path, 2nd June 2019

The latest in Claremont’s long distance adventures saw 19 of us head over the border to St. Abbs to then follow the coastal path down to Berwick. For the majority it was an early start as the coach left Newcastle at 8am, but Gill and I had a bit more sleep as it collected us …

parkrun, 1st June 2019

Congratulations to Catherine Young on being 1st female at Newcastle parkrun to complete the Claremont hat-trick (Catherine, Sarah, Catherine again!). We were well spread around the North East, while Luke Woodend took on the challenge of Whinlatter Forest in Cumbria and got a PB! Elsewhere there were PBs for new member Maria Duenas at Newcastle …

Edinburgh Marathon, 26th May 2019

Clare McKitterick, Alice Vialard and Mungai Wairia all ventured north of the border to run at Edinburgh this weekend. Clare did the full marathon, while Mungai and Alice settled for the half. Marathon3068   4:10:54   Clare McKitterick Half-Marathon1406   1:42:31   Mungia Wairia7113   2:14:57   Alice Vialard

Woodland Run, 26th May 2019

The Woodland Run is a 5K trail race that forms part of the Northumberland County Show. Five Claremonters took part, and Matt Kerry followed up his parkrun PB the day before with a 3rd place finish. Well done, Matt! Thanks to Nina for the photos of the Claremont contingent. 23:15 Matt Kerry30:14 Nina Jensen33:21 Marie …

Hadrian Hundred, 25th to 27th May

The Hadrian Hundred was the flagship event of 2019 for the Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA). Dave Wotton completed the challenge, and summarised his experience below: “Organised by our own Bill Milbourne and the Nortumbria LDWA. We had a brilliant weekend , the weather was not the best for the hardest parts of the route …

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