Claremont in Lockdown Weeks 10 to 13

As lockdown eases and the regulations have become less strict, it has been getting easier to run with club colleagues and friend. Many at Claremont have been taking advantage of this to get together in socially distanced groups of up to 6. We still haven’t been able to meet more formally as a club, though …

Virtual Weetslade Relay, 24th June 2020

Thank you to everybody who took part in the Virtual Weetslade Relay.  Sorry that we could not give you the opportunity to run up our lovely hill, but we hope that you enjoyed it wherever you ran.  I am sure there were many diverse courses – I know that Claremont Road Runners had participants running …

The Claremont Killings

Throughout lockdown, Jamie has been entertaining us with a murder mystery. This was so successful, it has now been made into an illustrated book. Click on the image to read more!

Guidance for taking part in socially distanced group runs

Keeping fit and active is one of the best defences against Covid-19, both physically and mentally. Claremont Road Runners are happy to encourage socially distanced training sessions for those that are interested. We suggest that if you are interested in running with others you use email, Facebook etc to arrange to meet with others and …

Claremont over the Rainbow, June 2020

Our challenge this week was to run a rainbow. As usual, Alice showed us all up by using Strava Art to spell out “Arc en Ciel”, Mungai took lots of photographs and the rest of us were less adventurous! The photos below show how we got on:

Gosforth Central Park TGC Social Running Group in Lockdown

Some Claremont Road Runners are also involved with other running/sporting groups that have, like ourselves, had to find ways of keeping going during lockdown. Gill Milne sends this update from a This Girl Can Gosforth Group: One of our Leaders in Running Fitness, Cath Robson, also leads a social running group, along with Jocasta Williams …

Blaydon Race Memories

As with all other mass events, this year’s Blaydon Race could not take place except in that strange virtual world that we now inhabit.  Some Claremont Road Runners entered the Virtual Blaydon Race and ran 6 miles to claim their t-shirt, even if they couldn’t gan alang the Scotswood Road.  Alice showed us all how …

Lads v Lasses Hill Challenge, June 2020

The challenge was for Claremont Ladies to take on the Men and see who was best at hill running! Everybody had to run for 30 minutes and record as much elevation as they could. Well, it was never really in doubt, was it?  Once again the Claremont Ladies showed the Men how it is done, …

Lockdown Bingo Results

Congratulations to all the winners of the Claremont Lockdown Bingo prizes.  The following all received a virtual badge and a real bottle of wine: First Line Clare McKitterick Four Corners Cath Robson Diagonal Line Maddie Day Full House Richard Slack

Virtual Gordon Smith Relays, 24th to 30th May 2020

As with many events at this strange time, this year’s Gordon Smith Relays were a virtual affair, with runners choosing their own 2 mile route and running alone against the clock.  Claremont entered 10 teams, 5 male and 5 female.  There were some good performances, particularly a 7th place finish for our “elite” ladies.   …