Beer Mile, 14th June 2024

Problems with finding a suitable date and last minute withdrawals meant that there was a reduced field of 4 competitors for this year’s Rose Hawkswood Beer Mile. The forecast rain held off and it was a lovely evening at City Stadium for the runners/drinkers and the spectators who had come to watch the madness unfold. …

Coniston Half-Marathon, 9th June 2024

Two other Claremonters chose a hard run in the countryside over “ganning alang the Scotswood Road”; Sonam Wangdi and Sophie Douglas were in the Lake District to run in the Coniston Half-Marathon, one of the Lakeland Trails Series. Sonam described it as a “beautiful route”, and I don’t doubt him! Position Runner Time 16 Sonam …

Hardmoors White Horse Marathon, 9th June 2024

For lots of us the 9th June means the Blaydon Race, Simon Lowe likes tougher challenges! So Sunday morning, saw him in North Yorkshire for the White Horse Marathon, part of the Hardmoors series. As with many trail races, the distance is a starter for 10, with Simon’s GPS measuring 29.2 miles. Throw in a …

Blaydon Race, 9th June 2024

“Aa went to Blaydon Races, ’twas on the 9th June, eighteen hundred and sixty-two on a summer’s afternoon”. So go the words of the Geordie national anthem, but when we set off for the Blaydon Race on the 9th June 2024, it didn’t feel much like a summer’s afternoon! In fact it was distinctly chilly …

Gibside Half and Northumberland Coastal Challenge, 5th & 8th June 2024

There is no stopping Nina Jensen! Not content with a 10K on Sunday, wor Nina has been racking up the miles ever since! So here are 2 more race reports from her: “Wednesday was a cheeky little half-marathon organised by Wild Deer Events in Gibside. 3 laps for a half but the option to do …

parkrun, 8th June 2024

It was another blustery morning, with the wind chill making it feel decidedly on the cool side for June (or was that just at the coast?), but at least the sun was out for parkrun. It was a good morning for Sky Blues at our “home” of Leazes Park, where pending member Harry Mawdsley came …

Morpeth 10K, 2nd June 2024

The running machines that go by the names of Nina Jensen and Lynne Cornell were wound up and let out on the roads again – this time running the Morpeth 10K. Here is Nina’s report: “Only 2 of us representing the Claremont sky blues in the Morpeth 10k. After the demise of the Morpeth 10k …

Derwent Dark Skies 10k, 1st June 2024

Luke O’Neill gives an account from the reservoir: “Saturday night saw Laurie and myself head along to the very long winded ‘Trail Outlaws Derwent Dark Skies 10k – Finders Keepers, Losers Sweepers.’ I never feel particularly confident when it comes to a 10k race as it’s not a distance I run often, couple that with …

Wild Goat Festival, 31st May to 2nd June

Nina Jensen and Marie Slack took part in the Wild Goat Festival in the South Lakes, which was a series of events over the weekend from 31st May to 2nd June. Here is Nina’s report: “I was lucky enough to take up Marie’s offer of a free weekend place at the inaugural Wild Goat Festival, …

parkrun, 1st June 2024

The first day of meteorological summer lived up to its billing, and a warm, sunny morning greeted parkrunners around the region. Once again, we spread ourselves around the region, though, surprisingly, there were no club members running around the Town Moor. The largest contingent was at Leazes, where even Rose Hawkswood had a rare day …

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