Jan 222017

Newcastle parkrun:

20:26   Dan Edwards
20:59   Mungai Wairia
21:41   David Lydall
22:33   Richard Slack
23:32   Brian Hegarty
23:42   Alan Dunning
24:15   Dave Kear
24:46   Alice Vialard
25:55   Mary Martin
26:57   Chris Carr
34:31   Rose Hawkswood

Gateshead parkrun:

30:04   Michelle Nesbitt-Burrell

Gibside parkrun:

21:52   Tom Tinsley
30:18   Gillian Milne

Rising Sun parkrun:

22:29   Luke Woodend

Whitley Bay parkrun:

26:04   Daisy Martin

http://www.parkrun.org.uk – Free, timed, 5k runs every Saturday 9am

 January 22, 2017  Posted by at 8:31 am Results No Responses »
Jan 162017

The first relays of the year had to be moved from their traditional venue a short distance along the Wear to Durham University sports fields at Maiden Castle. The new course was flat and entirely on grass. There were a couple of wet patches and the course generally cut-up as the racing progressed, but it was much warmer than recent days and the rain had stopped before the start – so a pretty decent day for running.

First off were the veteran men where Claremont had two teams entered – one competing as over 45s and the other, featuring Terry Welsh making his first appearance in a Claremont team event, in the over 65s. The golden oldies came away with a silver medal for their efforts, so perhaps Terry will be tempted to race again! Ben Hull and Dave Kear completed the trio and bothe featured in the top 10 times for their age group – Ben 9th and Dave 10th.  I think that our other team of David Lydall, John Grimshaw and Richard Slack can also be pleased with a solid all-round performance.
The ladies were up next, with the seniors and vets running together. Claremont had just one team with Mary Martin, Gill Milne and Alice Vialard running as veterans in the over 35 category (with a distinctly higher average age!). Again, solid runs all around. Gill was in the top 10 for her age group and it will be no surprise to anyone to learn that Mary was, once again, the fastest lady over 65 in the field.

The final race was the senior men where two veterans, Howard MacLennan and Duncan Scott, joined the youngster Anthony Liddle. It is hard going against some of those fast lads, but it was another creditable performance. As an aside, the Jarrow & Hebburn ‘A’ team that finished 11th consisted of ex-Claremonter Brendan MacMillan and two current Claremont members in Jonny Evans and Jonathan Gilroy.  Well done, lads.

Race Pos. Time Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3
Vet. Men 57 40:22 David Lydall 12:37 John Grimshaw 14:14 Richard Slack 13:31
Vet. Men 70 48:56 Ben Hull 15:11 Terry Welsh 18:24 Dave Kear 15:21
Ladies 69 49:03 Mary Martin 16:06 Gill Milne 17:30 Alice Vialard 15:27
Sen. Men 39 39:51 Anthony Liddle 13:39 Howard MacLennan 13:37 Duncan Scott 12:35
 January 16, 2017  Posted by at 2:02 pm Cross Country, Race Reports, Results No Responses »
Jan 152017

Newcastle parkrun
19:40 Paul Robinson
20:03 Roberto Marzo
21:14 Dan Edwards
21:21 Paul Hughes
21:57 Mungai Wairia
22:02 Sichao Yang
22:33 David Lydall
23:23 Brian Hegarty
23:46 David Devennie
25:49 Dave Kear
27:26 Chris Carr

Whitley Bay parkrun
26:31 Daisy Martin

Gibside parkrun
23:09 Tom Tinsley
31:35 Gill Milne

 January 15, 2017  Posted by at 8:29 pm Results No Responses »
Jan 152017

Alice Vialard sends us this tale of parkrun à la francaise:

As promised to Sumanth and Tom, last Saturday I woke up at 7.00 and drove to Tournefeuille, a suburb of Toulouse in Southern France to the 37th parkrun de la Ramée. After a beautiful drive of 1h30 with the sun rising and the view of the Pyrenees in the background, we arrived at the park of La Ramée under the frost and met with my friend Emilie. Despite being the coldest morning of the year with a -7 degrees, 14 other runners took the start (out of 5 parkruns in France, 2 were cancelled due to the cold). The runners included 4 ladies, 2 children, and a dog and were 70% british. It was a completely flat course that ran along a bucolic frozen lake and took us into a path in the woods, and back to the lake. At the finish of the “ le footing”, as they call it in French, coffee and tea were served and franglish chit-chat were in order. Interestingly, the results were given by alphabetic order rather than time, which suits me very well: as A-lice I made it first, but by time I made it to the 9th place (but first of the 4 ladies!).

Pictures are courtesy of my Mam who kindly agreed to join me in this adventure, although she still thinks it a bit silly.

 January 15, 2017  Posted by at 8:11 pm Race Reports No Responses »
Jan 102017
Pos. Runner Time
5 Catherine Young 30:53
137 Sarah Bowen 34:15 Medium pack – actual time 32:15
157 Mandy Herworth 34:40 Medium pack – actual time 32:40
171 Julie Cross 35:25
193 Jane Evans 36:42
218 Rose Hawkswood 37:48
240 Tom Tinsley 44:03
324 David Lydall 46:26
383 Alasdair Wilson Craw 48:27
422 Anthony Liddle 50:15
437 Howard MacLennan 51:02
504 Kenny McCormick 56:47


 January 10, 2017  Posted by at 2:58 pm Cross Country, North East Harrier League, Results No Responses »
Jan 092017

Whilst some of you were doing the XC, 4 Claremont ladies travelled up to Kielder Castle to complete a double header of a 10 mile trail race followed by a 10k headtorch race.
We had a brilliant time and Mary got a 1st again for the 10 mile race.
The weather was perfect and we warmed up between the 2 runs by going to a local pub and sitting by the open fire.

Nina Jensen

 January 9, 2017  Posted by at 10:19 am Photos, Race Reports No Responses »
Jan 082017

Newcastle parkrun:

18:42   Roberto Marzo
20:30   Simon Lowe
21:12   Gordon Macfadyen
21:23   Mungai Wairia
22:31   David Devennie
24:11   Brian Hegarty
24:32   Dave Kear
24:32   Luke Woodend
26:52   Alex Anslow
26:59   Chris Carr
27:00   John Grimshaw

Rising Sun parkrun:

24:22   David Reay

Whitley Bay parkrun:

26:16   Daisy Martin

parkrun de la Ramée, France:

27:09   Alice Vialard

http://www.parkrun.org.uk – Free, timed, 5k runs every Saturday 9am

 January 8, 2017  Posted by at 12:25 pm Results No Responses »