Summer Handicap, 29th July 2019

It was a warm, humid evening on the Town Moor for this year’s Summer Handicap.  From a lower than usual turnout of 30 runners, Arthur Liu led the pack home to claim the title.   John Bell finished second with handicap debutant Maria Duenas in 3rd place.  Arthur had fooled the handicapper by coming last in …

parkrun, 27th July 2019

Newcastle parkrun 19:31 Sumanth Nayak 20:14 Roberto Marzo 20:15 Sarah Kerr 22:17 Maddie Day 22:25 Maria Duenas (PB) 24:40 Alan Dunning 26:25 Alex Anslow 27:46 Clare McKitterick 28:10 Alice Vialard Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 21:50 Chis Jones Whitley Bay parkrun 22:17 Chris Gillie 22:36 Nicky O’Brien 26:08 Daisy Martin Durham parkrun 25:31 Dave Wotton Gateshead parkrun …

Durham City 10K, 25th July 2019

A very hot evening for the 10K as part of the Durham City Running Festival. Position Runner Time 550 Tara McCully 57:17 571 Michael Teasdale 58:30 873 Ay Okpokam 64:09

Newcastle Frontrunners LGBT 5K, 19th July 2019

This annual 5K, held at the start of Newcastle Pride weekend, is becoming a much loved part of the North East running calendar. Position Runner Time 66 Mungai Wairia 21:42 86 Luke Woodend 22:12 181 Tara McCully 25:12 215 Ay Okpokam 26:26 340 Arthur Liu 29:28

Northumberland Coastal Run, 21st July 2019

Thankfully the weather was much better than last year, the temperature was kinder and it stayed dry. However, this is always a tough race and we were once again running into a headwind, albeit nothing like as strong as the howling gale in 2018. So well done to everybody on making it safely to Alnmouth …

parkrun, 20th July 2019

An eventful Saturday morning for Claremonters. Not as many as usual on the Town Moor, but Anthony Liddle got a PB at Blyth Links while Dave Wotton took part in the first ever Herrington Country parkrun. Nina Jentl topped everything though with a parkrun in Rome! Newcastle parkrun 23:26 Paul Hughes 23:33 Maddie Day 23:50 …

Hexham Half-Marathon, 14th July 2019

There were two routes for this year’s Hexham half-marathon (and apparently much confusion amongst the runners!). Mungai Wairia chose the hilly one and finished in 73rd place in a time of 1:42:20.

Cross-country fixtures announced

The dates for the 2019-20 North East Harrier League have now been announced. For those who have not competed before, the Harrier League is a series of 6 inter-club cross-country races at various venues (some scenic, some not so much!) around the North East. There is a 7th event – the Sherman Cup / Davison …

parkrun, 13th July 2019

Once again there was no toonrun due to an event on the Town Moor, so a little bit of tourism for the sky blue parkrun community. A trip to Rising Sun earned Kat Truong a course PB, and Sumanth Nayak finished in 5th place at Tyne Green parkrun in Hexham. Well done, everybody! Whitley Bay …

Sunderland 5K, 11th July 2019

Howard MacLennan was the only Claremonter to head to Sunderland on a Thursday evening for this 5K. He finished in 144th place in a very good time of 21:52.