parkrun, 5th October 2019

Thank you to the huge Claremont contingent that volunteered at our parkrun in Leazes Park. Newcastle 18:56 Roberto Marzo 21:24 Gordon Macfadyen 23:28 Brian Hegarty 25:04 Dave Kear 29:16 Susannah Orr Gateshead 31:16 Dave Manners South Shields 21:01 Simon Lowe Telford 20:03 Dan Edwards Fell Foot 23:00 David Devennie Leazes 20:27 Stephen Huntley 20:58 David …

NEHL Wrekenton, 28th September 2019

Well done to everyone for getting through the season opener. It actually looked like a decent day for running. There were some excellent performances from Harrier League debutantes and veterans alike. Position Name Time 19 Madeleine Day 28:13 27 Catherine Young 28:33 (27:18 actual) 50 Maria Duenas 29:26 67 Mandy Herworth 29:48 78 Sarah Kerr …

Spadeadam Half Marathon, 22nd Sept 2019

Dave Lydall reports on a unique race popular with Claremonters in recent years. The Spadeadam half marathon, organized by the Trail Outlaws, is a little too long! Its about 14 miles and occurs on “a Royal Air Force station in Cumbria, close to the border with Northumberland.  It is the home of the 9,000 acre …

Race for the Cure 10k, 29th Sept 2019

Well done to Nina for taking part in this 10k race in a warm Athens. No word from her on what exactly the cure was for. Marathonitis perhaps!

Shildon Track Marathon, 28th September 2019

Chris Jones writes about running in circles… I was inspired to try this after Mungai did the Hexham version last year. 105 and a half laps of Shildon 400m track. Surprisingly, it was mentally easier but physically tougher than I was expecting, not helped by strong sun and a stiff breeze on the back straight. …

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 …

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