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 …

Middlesbrough 10K, 1st September 2019

Congratulations to Jason Hall on completing the Middlesbrough 10K in 28th place. Jason ran his 10K PB of 36:24 – well done!

The Beast, Dorset, 1st September 2019

David Lydall has been on a challenging run in a lovely part of the country and sends this report: While visiting family in Dorset I took the opportunity to try one of the trail runs down south.  It seemed superficially somewhat similar to the Alnwick Harriers’ Coastal run, incorporating both a castle and some coast. …

parkrun, 31st August 2019

Another successful day at Leazes Park where Rose Hawkkswood made her debut as Run Director, ably assisted by 10 other volunteers from Claremont! There was just one PB this week – for Mungai at Leazes Park, where he was one of 7 Claremont runners led home by Matt Kerry. Unfortunately this was Matt’s last run …

Blyth Links 10K, 27th August 2019

A very hot and sticky day threatened to turn into a stormy night as lightning lit up the sky as the runners assembled and collected their numbers ready for the run.  It was quite scary as we walked down to the start line – to pinch the title of Nina’s Strava, “Thunderbolts and lightning, very, …

Saturn Time Turner, 25th August 2019

Nina Jensen has sent this report about the Saturn Running events, and the latest one, the Saturn Time Turner at Durham, in particular: I’ve been meaning to write about the Saturn Running events for a while now as they are a great event for everyone regardless of their level of running. Similar to the North …

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