Jul 162017

Newcastle parkrun:

19:15   Roberto Marzo
19:47   Anthony Liddle
20:22   Dan Edwards
20:31   Alasdair Wilson Craw
20:59   David Lydall
21:08   Mungai Wairia
21:13   Robyn Wynn
21:17   Arthur Liu
21:53   Lucy Dunbar
21:58   Luke Woodend
23:19   David Reay
23:46   Brian Hegarty
25:34   Chris Carr
26:26   Mary Martin
32:47   Paul Hughes

Gateshead parkrun:

19:41   Paul Robinson
22:29   Sumanth Nayak

Whitley Bay parkrun:

26:48   Daisy Martin

Durham parkrun:

24:37   David Wotton

Croxteth Hall parkrun:

19:54   Tom Tinsley

Wythenshawe parkrun:

24:07   David Devennie

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

 July 16, 2017  Posted by at 7:04 am Results No Responses »
Jul 122017
Pos. Finish time  Participant  Club 
1 31:44 Catherine Young CLAREMONT ROAD RUNNERS
2 32:04 Matthew Kingston CLAREMONT ROAD RUNNERS


Another very good run by Catherine in a highly competitive field. Surprisingly low club turnout for such a local race. 


 July 12, 2017  Posted by at 9:22 am Race Reports, Results No Responses »
Jul 092017

Results and photos from the Great North 10K today:

Runner Position Time
Mungai Wairia 213 43:07
Howard MacLennan 486 46:45
Sarah Kerr 593 47:59
Heidi Swaffield 634 48:15
John Grimshaw 1115 52:52
Dave Manners 2699 65:05


Photos, mainly from Lucy, also show Roberto Marzo and Christopher Smillie though I can’t find them in the results (heaven forbid that they ran on somebody else’s number!):

 July 9, 2017  Posted by at 8:37 pm Photos, Results No Responses »
Jul 092017

Rising Sun parkrun:

23:32   Luke Woodend
25:05   Dave Kear

Gibside parkrun:

21:18   Tom Tinsley
24:44   Graham Leslie

Riverside parkrun:

20:16   Mungai Wairia

Whitley Bay parkrun:

22:25   Matthew Diment
22:41   Anthony Liddle
27:01   Serpil Bulut
27:50   Daisy Martin

Sunderland parkrun:

23:55   Dave Wotton

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

 July 9, 2017  Posted by at 7:11 am Results No Responses »
Jul 032017

You know you’re a runner when your idea of a hen do is running miles and miles through some of the toughest terrain in the country. Congratulations to the Claremont ladies for completing the Ultimate Trails 55k!

Either because she was delirious, under the influence of alcohol or perhaps both, Nina managed to persuade Julie D to send this musical race report on their unusual celebration of Colette’s upcoming nuptials:

Tune 1

Pack a banana in your Camelbak and smile,smile smile,
Whilst you’ve the energy to eat a flapjack, smile girls, that’s the style,
What’s the use of worrying, it’s only thirty seven miles, So
Pack a banana in your Camelbak and smile,smile smile!

(To be sung to the tune of Pack up your troubles)

Tune 2

It’s a long way to do an ultra, it’s a long way to go,
It’s a long way to do an ultra, and the pain begins to show
Goodbye to the TV, Farewell comfy chair,
Its a long long way to do an ultra, but my feet are there!

(To be sung to the tune of Long way to Tipperary)

These were the tunes that kept us going around 36.5 miles of rocky difficult terrain for about 12 hours! These choruses are a sort of archaic mashup and can therefore be sung together in perfect harmony!

 July 3, 2017  Posted by at 8:36 am Race Reports, Results No Responses »
Jul 022017

Newcastle parkrun:

29:06   Mungai Wairia   200 Toonruns
29:06   Lucy Dunbar
29:07   Rose Hawkswood
29:07   Paul Hughes
29:08   Tom Tinsley
29:08   Roberto Marzo
29:09   Dan Edwards
29:09   Chris Carr
29:11   Dave Kear
29:11   David Devennie
29:12   Julie Cross
29:12   Serpil Bulut
29:13   Alasdair Wilson Craw
29:14   Heidi Swaffield
29:16   Arthur Liu
29:17   Graham Leslie
29:17   Jane Evans
29:19   David Lydall

Gateshead parkrun:

19:52   Sumanth Nayak
20:44   Paul Robinson

Riverside parkrun:

19:33   Catherine Young

Whitley Bay parkrun:

26:18   Daisy Martin

Fountains Abbey parkrun:

21:29   Robyn Wynn

MUSA Cookstown parkrun

26:20   Susannah Orr

parkrun de Montsouris, France

24:59   Alice Vialard

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

 July 2, 2017  Posted by at 7:26 am Results No Responses »
Jun 292017

A small bunch of hardcore Claremonters (not me) braved the apocalypse to take part in Nina’s bootcamp torture session on the Town Moor. Apparently, she decided this must be done in the mud to compound everyone’s misery. As an added bonus, they got to take their frustration out on a few javelins provided by Heidi. Here are some photos taken by Nina showing what the rest of us sane folk missed out on…


 June 29, 2017  Posted by at 8:37 am Photos, Training Sessions No Responses »
Jun 282017

There was a good Claremont turnout on a wet night in the Tyne Valley. I think everybody earned their pie and peas!

Position Time Name
62 39:55 Catherine Young
81 40:42 Tom Tinsley (2nd M55)
93 41:50 David Lydall
195 47:25 Richard Slack
197 48:02 Nina Jensen
299 53:51 Serpil Bulut
339 57:07 Julie Dumpleton
341 57:11 Michelle Nesbitt-Burrell
347 57:31 Mary Martin (2nd F60)
348 57:31 Marie Slack
400 69:26 Gillian Milne
 June 28, 2017  Posted by at 9:22 am Results No Responses »