Race to the Castle, 26th-27th June 2021

The Race to the Castle is actually a series of ultra trail races finishing at Bamburgh Castle. Nina Jensen took on the full, non-stop 100K distance (of course) and had to battle the wind, rain and unseasonable cold. She said that, from the viewpoint at Simonside, she could barely see the runner ahead never mind …

Trail Outlaws Penshaw Half Marathon, 20th June 2021

The Sunderland half wasn’t the only half-marathon in the area today – and this one sounds a lot tougher! As well as stretches along both banks of the River Wear, the course takes in a nice climb up to Penshaw Monument. Kat Truong and Maria Duenas conquered the trails and the steps and Maria was …

Sunderland Half Marathon & 10K, 20th June 2021

Road racing is back on the streets of the North East and there was a good contingent of Sky Blues pounding the streets of Sunderland in the half marathon and 10K races. Some excellent performances, particularly from our fast lasses Catherine Young and Sarah Kerr who finished 3rd and 5th lady respectively. Mungai was also …

Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon, 19th June 2021

Congratulations to Michael Teasdale on completing his first ever triathlon at Cholmondeley Castle. He came 30th in the Super Sprint Triathlon event and summed it up as: “Guess who survived their first triathlon! May have gone out way too hard in the swim and came close to messing up with 500m to go in the …

Covid Safety Reminder

Here is some good advice on keeping safe whilst enjoying club sessions from our Covid Officer, Cath Robson: “As we’re staying on COVID Step 3 for a few more weeks, I thought I’d just share a quick reminder of how we are ensuring a COVID – secure training environment here at Claremont Road Runners. There …

Weetslade Relay 2021 will be virtual – details out soon

The eleventh Weetslade Relay was scheduled for June 23rd 2021. The current Government Road Map led to the hope of removing all coronavirus restrictions on June 21st. However, as this was not possible, Claremont Road Runners have taken the decision to cancel the race. It would not be possible to hope to hold a traditional …

Run Cumbria Solway Half-Marathon, 6th June 2021

Three Claremonters crossed over to the west coast to run the Solway Half-Marathon this weekend. It may be a beautiful, flat course but it must have been tough on such a warm day. So well done to Marie, Richard and Alan – and congratulations to Marie on winning her age category! Position Runner Time 71 …

Ultra North 55K, 5th June 2021

Two of the Claremont ultra-runners took on the challenge of the Ultra North 55K event on a course through the Tyne and Derwent Valleys. Both did amazingly well on such a hot day for running anywhere! So well done to Simon Lowe and Nina Jensen. Position Runner Time 20 Simon Lowe 5:31:07 112 Nina Jensen …

Derwent Reservoir 10m Trail Race, 30th May 2021

Nina Jensen and Julie Dumpleton enjoyed a lovely run around Derwent Reservoir – if a 10 mile trail race on a hot day can really be described as “lovely”! Well done to both. Position Runner Time 136 Julie Dumpleton 1:56:32 138 Nina Jensen 1:56:34

Gateshead Half-Marathon, 30th May 2021

Racing returned to the banks of the Tyne on Sunday morning with the Gateshead half-marathon. It was a hot day (and we haven’t been used to running in the sunshine, have we?), so well done to the 3 Claremonters who took part. Hazel Juggins sends the following report: “The Gateshead Half Marathon was a new …

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