Covid Safety Reminder

Here is some good advice on keeping safe whilst enjoying club sessions from our Covid Officer, Cath Robson: “As we’re staying on COVID Step 3 for a few more weeks, I thought I’d just share a quick reminder of how we are ensuring a COVID – secure training environment here at Claremont Road Runners. There …

Weetslade Relay 2021 will be virtual – details out soon

The eleventh Weetslade Relay was scheduled for June 23rd 2021. The current Government Road Map led to the hope of removing all coronavirus restrictions on June 21st. However, as this was not possible, Claremont Road Runners have taken the decision to cancel the race. It would not be possible to hope to hold a traditional …

Run Cumbria Solway Half-Marathon, 6th June 2021

Three Claremonters crossed over to the west coast to run the Solway Half-Marathon this weekend. It may be a beautiful, flat course but it must have been tough on such a warm day. So well done to Marie, Richard and Alan – and congratulations to Marie on winning her age category! Position Runner Time 71 …

Ultra North 55K, 5th June 2021

Two of the Claremont ultra-runners took on the challenge of the Ultra North 55K event on a course through the Tyne and Derwent Valleys. Both did amazingly well on such a hot day for running anywhere! So well done to Simon Lowe and Nina Jensen. Position Runner Time 20 Simon Lowe 5:31:07 112 Nina Jensen …

Derwent Reservoir 10m Trail Race, 30th May 2021

Nina Jensen and Julie Dumpleton enjoyed a lovely run around Derwent Reservoir – if a 10 mile trail race on a hot day can really be described as “lovely”! Well done to both. Position Runner Time 136 Julie Dumpleton 1:56:32 138 Nina Jensen 1:56:34

Gateshead Half-Marathon, 30th May 2021

Racing returned to the banks of the Tyne on Sunday morning with the Gateshead half-marathon. It was a hot day (and we haven’t been used to running in the sunshine, have we?), so well done to the 3 Claremonters who took part. Hazel Juggins sends the following report: “The Gateshead Half Marathon was a new …

Gordon Smith Virtual Relays, May 2021

The Gordon Smith Memorial Relays were a virtual event again this year, with competitors having a week to run a 2 mile course of their own choosing. It was for teams of 3 with each team having to include at least one veteran. Wallsend Harriers also used the event to raise money for St Oswald’s …

Hardmoors Wainstone 13.1 Trail Race, 8th May 2021

Kris Axon has been out doing his stuff on the trails of North Yorkshire again, winning the Hardmoor Trails 13.1 Trail Race. Billed as a half-marathon, it is actually a gruelling 16.5 miles (always knew they couldn’t count in Yorkshire!), with a total climb of 3,630 feet. I would be impressed if I could get …

10K races, April 2021

Catherine Young has recently run in a couple of contrasting 10K races. Firstly she went down to Dalton Park on a bitterly cold, windy day to tackle a tough course that ends with a steep climb! This Sunday, 25th April, Catherine went to Teesside for the Middlesbrough Endeavour Graded 10K. Much better weather and a …

Derwent Reservoir Duathlon, 25th April 2021

Not content with just running, Michael Teasdale and Julie Cross entered a run-bike-run duathlon at Derwent Reservoir. This is what Michael had to say: “It was great to be doing an actual, non-virtual event (funnily enough the last event I did pre-COVID was another duathlon – Try on the Tyne). The ride at Derwent Reservoir …

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