parkrun, 28th September 2019

Very few Claremonters at parkrun because of the first Harrier League race and possibly the poor weather, although the sun did come out just before 9am. Many of us helped out at Leazes (thank you!) and Richard was at the rather stunning Inch Beach parkrun on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland, whose course is entirely …

3 Shires Fell Race, 21st September 2019

Richard has been, you guessed it, fell running again… One of the six Lake District classic long fell runs (along with the Borrowdale and Wasdale) – at 13 miles and 4,000 foot of ascent starting and finishing at the 3 Shires pub Little Langdale. Saturday dawned with clear blue sky and also a nice cooling …

Ambleside Trail 60, 8th Sept 2019

While we lesser mortals were congratulating ourselves on completing the Great North Run, Sarah Bowen was doing something much harder over in Cumbria- the Ambleside 60km Trail Run. Apologies for the delay in posting Sarah’s report- this is entirely my fault. This was my first ultra trail race and I loved it! The sun was …

parkrun, 21st September 2019

A beautiful sunny day for parkrunning. At Newcastle, Joyce Archibold’s phenomenal 95.1% age graded run puts her at #1 on the list of all-time age graded performances at the event. While at Leazes, Claremont were out in force again, both volunteering and running. Newcastle 21:26 Gordon MacFadyen 23:01 David Devennie 24:38 Claire McKitterick 26:06 Dave …

Farringdon Cross-Country Relays, 14th Sept 2019

We had just one team of each gender competing at Farringdon this year, but this didn’t stop us having an enjoyable day’s racing. The sun was shining, the course was dry and the famous Farringdon stream was just a trickle – so really it was just a deep ditch with a soggy bottom! I like …

parkrun, 14th September 2019

Congratulations to Dave Kear on his 250th parkrun yesterday at Newcastle, but Whitley Bay was the place for PBs with Chris Gillie and Nina Jentl leading the way. Banstead Woods 31:28 Marga Burke-Lowe Newcastle 20:22 Sarah Kerr 21:07 Mungai Wairia 21:43 Gordon MacFadyen 22:27 Chris Jones 24:33 Brian Hegarty 24:41 Clare McKitterick 26:16 Dave Kear …

5th Avenue Mile, NY, 8th Sept 2019

While we were having our annual outing to South Shields, Howard MacLennan was over in New York. He ran in the 5th Avenue Mile race – and ran very quickly, finishing in 5:44 to knock 15 seconds off his mile PB. “South down 5th Avenue from Metropolitan Musuem to Grand Army Plaza. The first 400 …

Great North Run, 8th Sept 2019

A beautiful sunny day, some great times and lots of PBs … a very enjoyable trip to the coast! And it gets more enjoyable as time goes by and the pain of the 11th mile fades into a distant memory! There were some excellent performances by Claremonters – Jason dipped under 1 hour 20 mins, …

parkrun, 7th September 2019

A few people took a week off to rest their legs before the GNR and, unfortunately, Leazes Park had to be cancelled where many of us had planned to volunteer! Newcastle 19:26 Sumanth Nayak 21:35 Mungai Wairia 24:21 Clare McKitterick 26:16 Dave Kear 27:11 Maria Duenas 27:36 Nina Jentl 27:53 Julia Simpson Whitley Bay 22:07 …

Northumberland Coastal Marathon & Half-Marathon, 1st September 2019

This run is one of the North East Marathon Club series. There is a half-marathon from Alnmouth to Craster and back, whereas the marathon carries on to Beadnell before returning. Richard Slack describes it as a beautiful run entirely off-road on coastal footpaths. Richard won his age group in the half-marathon and finished in an …

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