Sep 172018

Although classed as a half-marathon, this is actually a 14.1 mile trail run, and six hardy Claremonters had recovered sufficiently from the exertions of last weekend to tackle it.

2:00:45  Richard Slack
2:04:49  David Wotton
2:09:54  Nina Jensen
2:29:40  Marie Slack
2:32:39  Mary Martin
2:38:54  Leanne Salem

 September 17, 2018  Posted by at 10:29 am General No Responses »
Sep 042018
Position Time Runner
17 39:13 Anthony Liddle
25 40:12 Paul Robinson
40 40:56 Tom Tinsley
52 42:00 David Lydall
95 44:28 Jamie Harding
120 45:53 David Devennie
122 45:55 Howard MacLennan
135 47:05 Kirsten Moegel
142 48:04 Serpil Bulut
145 48:26 Charlotte Baston
166 49:52 Dave Wotton
187 51:34 Lucy Dunbar
189 51:40 Kat Truong
193 52:00 Rose Hawkswood
211 53:40 Tara McCully
219 54:27 Ay Okpokam
245 57:19 Catherine Robson
247 57:34 Mary Martin
273 61:00 Gillian Milne
 September 4, 2018  Posted by at 10:00 pm Photos, Results No Responses »
Aug 262018

We got about this week with Claremont Road Runners at 10 different parkruns! 

Newcastle parkrun

19:20  Roberto Marzo
20:57  Tom Tinsley
21:08  Sarah Kerr
21:22  Gordon MacFadyen
22:14  Mungai Wairia
22:53  David Devennie
22:55  Luke Woodend
27:02  Brian Hegarty
28:01  Chris Carr

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun

21:16  Chris Jones

Coventry parkrun

25:17  Dave Kear

Sheffield Hallam parkrun

20:45  John Lea-Wilson

Durham parkrun

24:46  Dave Wotton

Gateshead parkrun

20:28  Paul Robinson
23:50  Heather Steel
24:18  Lucy Dunbar
30:05  Rose Hawkswood

Riverside parkrun

18:57  Matt Diment

Gibside parkrun

26:13  Graham Leslie

Druridge Bay parkrun

23:21  Chris Gillie
26:03  Daisy Martin

Heslington parkrun

19:33  Sumanth Nayak

 August 26, 2018  Posted by at 9:32 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 »
Apr 282015

Report by Matthew Kingston:

I don’t especially like 5k races. They are too much pain and suffering in a relatively shortish time. Being a glutton for punishment though I entered this as it’s only down the road from where I live and I was familiar with the course(or so I thought). Also it would give me an idea of how I was doing fitness wise(not that well as it turns out).

I had only done this race once before but having taken part  in the Gordon Smith Relays a number of times I thought I knew what to expect routewise. On arrival though it transpired that the path behind Segudunum had been shut so we were going to be sent off in the opposite direction which would include the infamous Davey Bank twice.

I had arrived a bit early, misjudging how long it takes to cycle down from Heaton and having collected my number I met up with fellow Claremonter Ben Hull. Eventually the start time rolled around and we positioned ourselves mid pack. It was a bit of a tight squeeze and after vaulting a cone right after the start line we were all away safely. I set off at a pace on the limit of my comfort zone, but I guess that’s what these short races are all about. After about a mile we reached the aforementioned Davey Bank, a spiteful 40 yards of incline. Then it was back to near the start for the second loop. The last km was particularly challenging, the spectre of a recent stomach bug manifesting itself. Crossed the finish line in just over 19mins 30secs, which translated into a 19:27 chip time.

Soon after Mr Hull tore across the line to become the first v70 to finish bagging himself some vouchers.

Pos. Bibno. Finish time Chip time Participant Category Club/Company/Sponsor Speed Pace
19:34 19:27 Matthew Kingston (M) 45-49 Claremont Road Runners 15.33 km/h 3:54 min/km
23:02 22:55 Ben Hull (M) 70-74 Claremont Road Runners 13.02 km/h 4:36 min/km
 April 28, 2015  Posted by at 3:11 pm Race Reports, Results No Responses »
Aug 202013

Ian Brown 2 (Peter Joss 7.8.2013)

It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of ex-club member Ian Brown.

Ian was a member of Claremont for many years until moved to Otley to be nearer his daughter and grandchildren a few years ago.
Ian was a keen runner for many years before joining Claremont. He also enjoyed bike rides where, coincidently, the route would always pass many pubs!!
Ian took part in many local races, also completing the London marathon several times – travelling with others from the club at times. He also completed the Great North Run many times – on several occasions he was heavily involved in organising fundraising for a local school for disabled pupils, when a group pushed the children round the course in their wheelchairs.
Ian will be remembered for being a great friend, his sense of fun and enthusiasm for trying new things and getting others involved. His enthusiasm carried me and others into trying many events we would not otherwise have tried, for example giving fell racing a go.
The joke with Ian was how he got you involved before you knew what you were getting into – though you knew would have a great time and never regretted it.
E.g. ‘How do you fancy trying a 6 mile fell race at Thropton’ was the suggestion one day.
‘OK I’ll give it a go’ I replied.
‘Great we’ll do that. Oh by the way the Great North Run’s the next day’ (the Mountain n’ Marathon Double for those old enough to remember).
A stroll around the Cheviots turned out to be running the Chevy Chase.
You would always recognise Ian immediately after a race as he was the one tucking into the Pork Pies – I still don’t know how he managed that.
Ian leaves behind wife Jane, son Nick, daughter Rebecca, son-in-law Roger and 3 grandchildren.

Peter Joss

 August 20, 2013  Posted by at 4:25 pm General 1 Response »
Jun 252013

Last year I hardly entered any races so to make up for it this year I semi randomly clicked on most of the race entry sites and entered as many races as possible, the result being I have a pretty busy race schedule from mid June onwards. The first of those races was the Newburn River Run. Before the race I read back through previous results convinced it was only a couple of years since I had last ran it but I had to go back to 2007 to discover I had completed it in a reasonably sounding 43:53.

The weather gods were kind to us on the night of the run, a balmy summers evening greeting 350 runners from around the region which included some very high quality club runners. Most of the Claremont contingent gathered on the grass outside the sports centre contemplating the wisdom of exercising on such a warm night. The race started just after 7:30, unusually I had positioned myself close to the front so there wasn’t the usual dodging and weaving. I never approach these things with anything like a plan or even any idea how I am going to do so I just got on with it, keeping half an eye on a couple of runners I recognised to be a little quicker than me and attempted to keep them in sight.

The first half of the race is about 3 miles along a flattish path to where we cross the river at Wylam and then make our way back to Newburn. I made a concerted effort not to look at my Garmin but the those 3 miles seemed to take forever and by the time we crossed Wylam bridge I was starting to feel the effects of a relatively brisk pace. My ‘targets’ were still in sight though so that spurred my on to maintain my effort. The second half of the route is a touch more undulating with some sharp twists and turns to negotiate though it didn’t really have a noticeable impact. The last couple of miles were particularly painful and although I caught one of the runners I knew I couldn’t quite find enough to reach the second.

And although I was pipped on the line I was still pleased to finish in 28th place in a time of 40:17 and according to my Garmin I also managed my fastest ever 5k and 10k . So all in all a pleasing nights work and very well done to all the Claremont participants.

Full results can be found here

 June 25, 2013  Posted by at 8:36 pm Race Reports No Responses »