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 …

Claremont in Lockdown Weeks 5 & 6

Doesn’t time fly when you are having fun? Looking back, we seem to have packed quite a lot into the last 2 weeks – we have completed running 1 kilometre in our homes, done a treasure hunt, had our first ever virtual handicap and social, spelt out Claremont Road Runners in streets signs and visited …

Street Sign Challenge

The challenge to spell out “Claremont” or “Claremont Road Runners” has so far been taken up by quite a few members and, I think, all have enjoyed it. It takes more planning than you might think and some letters are quite difficult to get in certain areas – it seems that there are no Us …

Taking those first steps …

One side effect of the current lockdown is that many people are going out for a daily exercise when they may have not had time before due to work and life pressures. Our very own Heather Steel has written this article that may well encourage them to try running! Click here for an interesting read …

Virtual Spring Handicap, 27th April 2020

As we have had to leave the Town Moor cows grazing on the hills in peace, this year’s Spring Handicap has been a virtual affair. The protocol was to run 5K on a course that had as much up as down and submit your time. Amazingly, 46 runners took part, running in a variety of …

Claremont Treasure Hunt

Our Ladies’ Captain, Nina Jensen, set us the challenge of finding and photographing 5 things on our runs/walks: 1. Something (sky)blue2. A postbox3. Something beginning with c4. Something that made us smile5. Artwork It certainly added some interest to the daily exercise and I enjoyed it – hope you did too. Here are some results.

Clap for Claremont

We thought it would be nice if Club could collectively raise some money for NHS or charity. Janet Palmer has suggested that, to give it a running theme, we could donate based on mileage. How to do it: 1. Keep record of your mileage.2. Decide how much you want to donate per mile ie. if …

All Moppers are Moppets

In a serious and scholarly piece of research conducted by our own Jamie Harding, members of Claremont Road Runners were surveyed to ask the best thing to say to MOPPERS. These are the dangerous people who insist on running, walking or cycling in the middle of the path, forcing others to take evasive action. The …

Claremont in lockdown – weeks 3 & 4

With the country now in the 4th week of lockdown, most of us seem to have settled into a routine. Luckily this routine can still involve a daily form of outside exercise, so Virtual Claremont Road Runners is alive and well! So what have we been up to? Kenny is still supplying us with corny …

Virtual Good Friday Relays, Easter Weekend 2020

******* Updated with Results *********** In the world of social distancing, club relay races can’t happen, can they? Even local institutions like the Good Friday Relays. And how we miss dragging ourselves out of bed on Good Friday morning, picking up teammates and looking for a parking spot in Newburn Riverside Business Park before flogging …

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