Gosforth Summer Relays, 8th August 2021

The return of real relay running made for a very enjoyable morning in Newcastle Great Park as 6 Claremont teams competed in the Gosforth Summer Relays. It was a funny morning weather-wise, with spells of glorious sunshine interrupted by a couple of short, blustery showers, but conditions were good underfoot even on the short, grassy …

parkrun, 7th August 2021

It is starting to feel like parkrun never went away! Town Moor 18:51 Mark Anderson 20:17 Sarah Kerr 24:09 Brian Hegarty 25:53 Clare McKitterick 26:14 David Devennie Gateshead 36:24 Dave Manners Tyne Green 25:25 Luke Woodend Blyth Links 20:44 Anthony Liddle (PB) Leazes 20:37 Tom Tinsley 21:52 David Lydall 22:13 Maria Duenas (PB) 23:14 Laurie …

South Shields 10 Miler, 1st August 2021

Liz Denyer ran the South Shields 10 miler in a very creditable 1:25:26.  This is what she thought of it: “South Shields 10 miler was my first post- lockdown race.  Very exciting!!  But made all the more exciting by being my first race (in fact, run) in a Claremont vest.  It was a great route …

Two Weekends in Yorkshire

Michael Teasdale has been on his travels and send us this report: Over the last two weekends I completed my second triathlon and my first proper 10k in two years.The triathlon was another super sprint distance (400m swim, 23km bike, 4km run) set in the grounds of Castle Howard. Whilst this was a far more …

parkrun 31st July 2021

The second week of parkrun’s comeback was a bit cooler and wetter than the first, at least for those running in Newcastle. Paul Robinson, Heather Steel and Catherine Young headed to try Herrington Country Park for the first time, and all had good runs. Paul was 2nd overall and Catherine was 1st lady. Well done! …

Durham Coastal Half Marathon 25 July 2021

Durham Coastal Half Marathon 25 July 2021 The National Trust had originally organised this race. But due to COVID the race had been postponed and responsibility for organising switched to the Trail Outlaws.    Trail Outlaws did a good job, the race was well organised, marshalled, and signposted.  There was even a COVID safe bus back from …

Summer Handicap, 26th July 2021

The sun came out to greet the return of the Claremont handicap to the Town Moor for the first time in 2 years.  This made it a very pleasant evening for the vast team of marshals and officials, but I am sure that I am not the only runner who wished they could turn the …

Claremont’s new base

As of Monday, 26th July, Claremont Road Runners will have a new base for our Monday and Wednesday training sessions – the brand new, well-equipped Sports Centre on the Newcastle University campus. Yes, after months of meeting at the bandstand, we will once again have use of changing rooms, lockers, showers and toilets! The Sports …

Old Crown Round Fell Race, 24th July 2021

Richard Slack has just completed the Old Crown Round (OCR) Fell Race – all 23.32 miles and over 7,000 feet of climb of it in 7 hours 12 minutes and 50 seconds. An amazing effort, especially on a such a warm day. Well done! He has recovered enough to send us this report: A race …

parkrun returns, 24th July 2021

Much to the delight of most of the running community, parkrun is back! Though I think turnouts were generally lower than pre-pandemic levels, there was a good number of Claremont Road Runners, both volunteering and running, across the North East events. Rose Hawkswood was race director at our very own, and very local, Leazes parkrun …

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