Jan 142018

It was Gold for the Claremont gadgies at Durham this morning as Bill, Kenny and Dave Kear won the over 65 category in the Cathedral Relays.  Well done!

It was a cold, dry morning and the flat, grassy course was a welcome change from last week’s mud which made for an enjoyable morning’s racing.

Position Team Time Team Leg 1 Time Leg 2 Time Leg 3 Time
48 40:08 A David Lydall 12:49 Richard Slack 13:20 Dave Wotton 13:59
56 45:23 B Bill Milbourne 15:17 Kenny McCormick 15:34 Dave Kear 14:32
Incomplete C Tom Tinsley 12:01


Position Team Time Team Leg 1 Time Leg 2 Time Leg 3 Time
31 42:30 D Kat Truong 14:27 Alex Anslow 14:38 Sophie Lamb 13:25
48 46:39 E Mandy Herworth 13:06 Leanne Salem 18:01 Alice Vialard 15:32
Incomplete F Cath Robson 15:48 Gill Milne 17:26


 January 14, 2018  Posted by at 8:02 pm General No Responses »
Jan 142018

Newcastle parkrun:

20:45   Roberto Marzo
21:09   Gordon Macfadyen
21:40   Mungai Wairia
22:01   Paul Hughes
24:17   Dave Kear
24:34   Dan Edwards
25:59   John Grimshaw
26:34   Alex Anslow

Gateshead parkrun:

20:44   Paul Robinson
21:38   David Lydall
23:49   Luke Woodend
25:55   Rose Hawkswood
30:55   Heather Steel

Whitley Bay parkrun:

23:50   Chris Gillie
27:29   Daisy Martin

Riverside parkrun:

25:17   David Wotton

Gibside parkrun:

22:03   Tom Tinsley
31:02   Gillian Milne

Rising Sun parkrun:

23:57   Rachel Stout

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

 January 14, 2018  Posted by at 1:53 pm Results No Responses »
Jan 072018

Newcastle parkrun:

18:59   Roberto Marzo
21:12   Gordon Macfadyen
21:32   Paul Hughes
22:03   Mungai Wairia
23:30   David Devennie
24:26   Dave Kear
28:39   John Grimshaw

Gateshead parkrun:

28:05   Heather Steel

Whitley Bay parkrun:

25:26   Christopher Gillie
28:47   Daisy Martin

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea parkrun:

21:02   Dan Edwards

Gibside parkrun:

26:08   Jane Evans

Rising Sun parkrun:

24:12   Luke Woodend

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

 January 7, 2018  Posted by at 1:46 pm Results No Responses »
Jan 062018

Mud, glorious mud! The cross-country season had been distinctly lacking it up to now, so the weather gods decided to make up for it at Herrington Country Park today. This is a great cross-country course with a bit of everything – good views, hills, lakes and woodland – though today it was lacking grass, particularly after the ladies had done a great job of churning it up for us!

Despite losing a few to injury and illness, there was still a decent Claremont turnout of 9 ladies and 8 men. On a day when it was an achievement just to stay on your feet and get around, there were some good performances.

Sarah Kerr led the women home in 40th place, probably almost the perfect position as it is just outside promotion to the medium pack! Lucy Dunbar, in her first run from the medium pack, made light of the mud to power through the field to be second Claremonter home, with seasoned runners Mandy Herworth and Sarah Bowen being the other team counters.

Roberto Marzo led the men home despite running a mere 10 miles in the morning; Anthony Liddle shook off a recent ankle injury to be next home and Alasdair Wilson Craw rolled back the years to be 3rd Claremonter back. Myself, David Lydall and Dean O’Brien completed the counters.

Having said it was an achievement to stay on your feet, I think that I was the only one that failed as I went flying in the woods on the 2nd lap. There was so much mud that it was a nice soft landing and I got a free mudpack on the face. I believe fancy spa hotels charge lots of money for a “facial” like this, so I suppose that I should treat it as a bonus!

Position Runner Time
40 Sarah Kerr 35:08
81 Lucy Dunbar 36:27 Medium pack – actual time 34:37
85 Mandy Herworth 36:33 Medium pack – actual time 34:43
157 Sarah Bowen 38:42 Medium pack – actual time 36:52
173 Kat Truong 39:11
179 Alex Anslow 39:24
210 Rose Hawkswood 41:05
241 Catherine Robson 42:46
268 Gillian Milne 44:10


Position Runner Time
70 Roberto Marzo 44:12
177 Anthony Liddle 46:25
223 Alasdair Wilson Craw 47:25
255 Tom Tinsley 48:13
298 David Lydall 49:27
395 Dean O’Brien 54:39
410 Howard Maclennan 55:27
468 David “Kenny” Reay 63:50


I had forgotten to charge our camera, so only got photos of the first part of the ladies race:

Jan 022018

Morpeth 11K Road Race

51:52 Sumanth Nayak
59:57 Nina Jensen

Resolution Run, 10K, Town Moor

38:04  Roberto Marzo
42:46  David Lydall
43:40  Anthony Liddle
46:54  David Devennie
49:11  Jane Evans

 January 2, 2018  Posted by at 4:33 pm General No Responses »
Jan 022018

Rather than a conventional marathon, this is an event where participants can run as many laps as they wish.

Runner Distance Time
Sarah Bowen 50k 5:22:16
Julie Dumpleton Marathon 4:43:00
Nina Jensen 50k 5:23:16
Mary Martin Half 2:31:30
Marie Slack Half 2:31:30
Mungai  Wairia 14 Miles 2:32:23

 January 2, 2018  Posted by at 4:24 pm General No Responses »
Jan 022018

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun:

23:32   Mungai Wairia

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea parkrun:

24:48   Richard Slack
24:51   Dave Kear
25:58   Lucy Dunbar
28:53   Rose Hawkswood
29:26   Marie Slack

Druridge Bay parkrun:

21:14   Tom Tinsley
22:43   Lucy Dunbar
24:10   Richard Slack
24:59   Dave Kear
29:12   Rose Hawkswood
30:07   Gillian Milne
31:02   Marie Slack

St Helens parkrun:

19:40   John Lea-Wilson

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

 January 2, 2018  Posted by at 1:09 pm Results No Responses »
Dec 312017

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun:

22:49   Mungai Wairia

Keswick parkrun:

23:57   Richard Slack
28:40   Marie Slack

St Helens parkrun:

20:09   John Lea-Wilson

Bury St Edmunds parkrun:

27:00   Christopher Gillie
36:52   Daisy Martin

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

 December 31, 2017  Posted by at 2:02 pm Results No Responses »
Dec 262017

Newcastle parkrun:

21:47   Mungai Wairia
22:54   Matthew Diment
22:55   Mandy Herworth
27:06   Chris Carr
31:52   Brian Hegarty

Gateshead parkrun:

20:04   Catherine Young
21:58   David Lydall
23:08   Paul Hughes
29:07   Heather Steel
29:07   Paul Robinson

Hackworth parkrun:

25:18   John Grimshaw

Keswick parkrun:

22:28   Arthur Win Sun Liu
25:14   Luke Woodend

Coventry parkrun:

24:39   Dave Kear
25:16   Rose Hawkswood

Cannock Chase parkrun:

20:43   Dan Edwards

Skipton parkrun:

23:06   Lucy Dunbar

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

 December 26, 2017  Posted by at 8:52 am Results No Responses »
Dec 242017

40:39     Anthony Liddle
42:40     Jonathan Spink
44:41     Arthur Liu
46:42     Mungai Wairia
49:12     Howard MacLennan
50:35     Caroline Smelt-Webb
53:03     Luke Woodend
55:17     Kat Truong
56:04     Kenny McCormick
63:01     Dave Manners
63:57     Rose Hawkswood

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