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 …

Lockdown Weekend No. 2: Janet’s Nature Run

This was the second weekend of the lockdown (yes, there have only been 2!) and we are all finding new routes to avoid the crowds. Janet Palmer did her long run along the Waggonway, through Holywell Dene, down to Seaton Sluice then along to St Mary’s Island and Whitley Bay – a truly beautiful route! …

End of XC Season Celebration, 4th April 2020

This Saturday should have seen us wining and dining at Antico’s in Jesmond to celebrate the end of the cross-country season … and we had a lot to celebrate with the Claremont Ladies team finishing top of Division 3. For fairly obvious reasons this could not go ahead, but we are all getting used to …

Claremont in lockdown – weeks 1&2

With no club sessions, parkruns or Sunday Runday outings to keep us out of mischief, we are all having to find new ways to exercise, keep fit and get our running fix. As Julie Cross points out: “Claremont’s old motto could well come into its own now: Why Run Alone? All answers please on a …

Running Alone, 23rd March 2020 – the day before we had to!

We all love running – it keeps us sane and fit. We all love running with our friends – that is why we are in a running club.  We can’t do that anymore!  The trouble is that even running alone is not a simple matter anymore. However, the government advice remains that we should still …

Auntie Nina’s Guide to Surviving Self-Isolation

Wor Nina likes to look after us all and is trying to make sure we keep fit, well and sane. As well as encouraging virtual club sessions, she has created a list of ideas and suggestions of other ways to get our fitness kick and look after our mental health and well being. Running/Sport Books …

Training cancelled due to coronavirus

Following today’s advice from England Athletics, and the closure of Sport Central, all the club sessions will be suspended until further notice. We will be missing our weekly meetings, but we will resume our activities as soon as it is safe to do so again. England Athletics have issued the following statement: “England Athletics advises …

Run Northumberland Races, Ovingham, 15th March 2020

Two Claremont Road Runners were out in the windy Northumberland countryside for this event – Mungai Wairia tackled the half-marathon and Roberto Marzo took on the Big 20 Miler. Mungai won his age category (of course!) in a time of 1:47:35. Meanwhile Roberto Marzo completed the undulating 20 mile course, finishing 7th overall, in the …

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