Nov 192017

Newcastle parkrun:

19:16   Roberto Marzo
21:05   Gordon Macfadyen
24:48   Dave Kear
25:19   Chris Carr
25:28   Brian Hegarty
27:29   Susannah Orr

Riverside parkrun:

20:44   Matthew Diment

Rising Sun parkrun:

19:25   Anthony Liddle
23:26   Luke Woodend

Keswick parkrun:

23:25   Richard Slack – Free, timed, 5k runs every Saturday 9am

 November 19, 2017  Posted by at 7:43 am Results No Responses »
Nov 122017

Newcastle parkrun:

19:20   John Lea-Wilson
19:24   Roberto Marzo
19:50   Anthony Liddle
21:08   Gordon Macfadyen
21:09   Dan Edwards
21:26   Paul Hughes
22:00   David Devennie
22:31   Richard Slack
24:23   Dave Kear
25:13   Chris Carr
25:33   Kat Truong
25:51   Alice Vialard
26:03   Rose Hawkswood

Gateshead parkrun:

21:10   David Lydall
26:50   Heather Steel
30:59   Dave Manners

Riverside parkrun:

19:22   Catherine Young

Gibside parkrun:

30:48   Catherine Robson

Rising Sun parkrun:

22:03   Matthew Diment

Whitley Bay parkrun:

22:28   Nicki O’Brien
24:06   Christopher Gillie
28:04   Daisy Martin

Harrow parkrun:

20:26   Tom Tinsley
29:13   Gillian Milne – Free, timed, 5k runs every Saturday 9am

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Nov 052017

Gateshead parkrun:

19:54   Roberto Marzo
20:26   Sumanth Nayak
20:31   Catherine Young
21:57   David Lydall

Rising Sun parkrun:

19:16   Anthony Liddle
20:54   Alasdair Wilson Craw
21:17   Paul Hughes
22:57   Luke Woodend
24:54   Dave Kear

Whitley Bay parkrun:

22:00   Dean O’Brien
23:57   Christopher Gillie
27:24   Daisy Martin

Knowsley parkrun:

20:50   Tom Tinsley
29:30   Gillian Milne

Castlewellan parkrun:

23:30   Rose Hawkswood – Free, timed, 5k runs every Saturday 9am

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Oct 292017

Newcastle parkrun:

19:50   Roberto Marzo
21:46   Mungai Wairia
22:26   David Devennie
23:07   Paul Hughes
23:11   John Grimshaw
24:11   Luke Woodend
27:03   Alex Anslow

Gateshead parkrun:

30:55   Dave Manners
48:22   David Lydall

Rising Sun parkrun:

22:13   Alasdair Wilson Craw

Riverside parkrun:

19:46   Catherine Young

Whitley Bay parkrun:

37:41   Dean O’Brien – Free, timed, 5k runs every Saturday 9am

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Oct 222017

By Richard Slack

One of the Run Northumberland series saw a few Sky Blues converge on Bamburgh on a blustery and cool Autumn Sunday morning. Registration was at the cricket pavilion between 8am to 9am for a 9.15am start (marathon) and 9.30am start (half marathon). The cricket pitch is directly in front of Bamburgh Castle; a fantastic setting for the race HQ and finish area. On the way to registration (for the half marathon I hasten to add) I met Nina who had registered for the two lap marathon (of course!), being twice round the half marathon course. The mental strength that must be needed at the half way point on the marathon must be considerable as after 13 miles those fortunate to be doing the half turn right into Bamburgh village and downhill to the cricket ground and the finish line (joyous). The poor people doing the marathon route, seeing the finish, turn left at that junction and run a second lap of 13 miles. Maybe a marathon one day for me (haha) but certainly not today.

So Nina flew the Claremont flag on the marathon and myself, Marie and Mungai similarly for the half marathon. Each race started up by the Castle with fantastic views out to sea although in a strongish wind – but no sign of rain. Indeed as the morning wore on, the sky turned blue (pun intended) with pleasant sunny spells. After the the start, we enjoyed a downhill into the village before gannin ‘ along the Lucker road (not quite the same as the Scotswood Road) and away into rural north Northumberland. The full route was along minor roads and was well marshalled throughout with drinks every three miles. As most of the roads were well enclosed by hedges we had good shelter from the wind and the miles ticked by. Miles 8 and 9 were more of a test into the wind (that also being miles 21 and 22 on the two lapper!). Although not a vast entry (maybe around 500 in total) there was always runners round and about you. Effectively the route was a large triangle being 5 miles south, three miles east towards the sea (with marvellous views of there Farnes) and then five miles north back towards Bamburgh and the welcoming site of the castle. As with many rural runs it was gently undulating throughout, with no horror uphills and some welcoming long downhills especially welcome between mile 11 and 12.

A grand morning out.


4:23:57     Nina Jensen   3rd F40

Half Marathon:

1:35:42     Mungai Wairia   1st M60
1:49:31     Richard Slack
2:14:59     Marie Slack

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Oct 222017

Newcastle parkrun:

18:58   Anthony Liddle
24:27   Dan Edwards
24:29   Dave Kear
26:47   Brian Hegarty
27:34   Gillian Milne
28:40   Alex Anslow
30:40   Chris Carr   100 parkruns
30:41   Lucy Dunbar
30:41   Roberto Marzo
30:42   Tom Tinsley
30:43   Alice Vialard
30:44   Luke Woodend
30:46   Arthur Liu
30:47   David Lydall
30:48   Rose Hawkswood
30:48   Serpil Bulut
30:49   Jane Evans
30:51   Mungai Wairia

Gateshead parkrun:

20:41   Sumanth Nayak
31:05   Dave Manners

Whitley Bay parkrun:

27:25   Dean O’Brien

Gibside parkrun:

27:05   Graham Leslie

Blackpool parkrun:

22:30   David Devennie

Bury St Edmunds parkrun:

23:21   Christopher Gillie
33:39   Daisy Martin – Free, timed, 5k runs every Saturday 9am

 October 22, 2017  Posted by at 7:17 am Results No Responses »
Oct 152017

Newcastle parkrun:

18:54   Roberto Marzo
18:54   Anthony Liddle
19:21   John Lea-Wilson
20:27   Dan Edwards
20:51   Mungai Wairia
20:53   Paul Hughes
21:07   Gordon MacFadyen
21:12   David Lydall
21:35   Dean O’Brien
22:31   Alan Dunning
24:48   Dave Kear
24:57   Chris Carr
25:58   Ken McCormick
26:06   Alex Anslow
26:24   Alice Vialard
28:41   Susannah Orr
31:06   John Grimshaw

Gateshead parkrun:

20:27   Catherine Young
26:25   Paul Robinson

Whitley Bay parkrun:

24:20   Christopher Gillie
27:08   Daisy Martin

Fountains Abbey parkrun:

21:26   Robyn Wynn – Free, timed, 5k runs every Saturday 9am

 October 15, 2017  Posted by at 7:21 am Results No Responses »
Oct 112017

By Howard MacLennan

The Light Blues – Claremont Road Runners /XC – Advance on All Fronts!

What a fantastic glorious October day at Druridge Bay – Northumberland, for all the runners and kids to enjoy the surroundings.

The Light Blues flooded the fields with runners, obtaining promotion points as a team, and delaying other Clubs gaining points – with our other non point runners putting pressure on placed positions ahead of the opposition.

Let’s get to the juicy bits: first up – Grace Scott in the Under 11s. With no fear from the start, Grace came in 64th with a time of 7:54, 36 seconds faster than last week time at Wrekenton. Duncan Scott asks wee Grace, did you try to out sprint that other girl at the end. Grace, with a cheeky laughing response, a massive ‘Yes’. A runner in the making!

64th – Grace Scott – 7:54

The Ladies team came in 2nd today in their new Division, climbing to 4th in the league with only 1 point behind the 2nd and 3rd places. Take notice, they have the determination and the Club esprit de corps to have a successful season and attempt to climb promotion a second year in a row. Today, the ladies fielded 11 runners, all vastly improving, with 3 ladies breaking their duck at Cross Country League – Sarah Kerr, Julija Stoniute and Serpil Bulut.

35th – Mandy Herworth – 31:03 – promoted to Medium Pack – beating last year’s time of 32:16
45th – Sarah Kerr – 31:16
80th – Nicki O’Brien – 32:15 – Real Time 30:35 (Fastest Claremont Lady today) – Medium Pack
81st – Jane Evans – 32:16
152nd – Sarah Bowen – 34:29 – Real Time 32:49 – Medium Pack
182nd – Rose Hawkswood – 35:31
196th – Daisy Martin – 35:56
204th – Julija Stoniute – 36:17
205th – Julie Dumpleton – 36:19
219th – Alice Vialard – 36:52
295th – Serpil Bulut – 40:42

Course distance:- 4/4.2 miles according to Strava.

The Men’s team came in a joint 9th in today’s Divisional race, and climb to 9th in the Division. Today, the men’s fielded 9 runners (three 9s – what are the odds), again all vastly improving and covering key runners holiday absences. Also a late surprise appearance by Dave Devennie to make a much needed boost to the men’s team and scores.

63rd – Roberto Marzo – 40:39 – beating last year’s time of 41:33 – Forte Italiano
141st – Anthony Liddle – 42:01
281st – Danny Edwards – 44:44
289th – Duncan Scott – 44:58
362nd – David Devennie – 46:46 beating last year time of 47:23
364th – Dean O’Brien – 46:47
429th – Christopher Gillie – 49:01
441st – Howard MacLennan – 49:18
455th – Chris Carr – 50:01

Course distance:- 6.1/6.2 miles according to Strava.

A little thanks to Charlotte Baston, your motivational attendance means Danny Edwards gets involved.

Lastly a massive thanks to both Daisy Martin and Christopher Gillie for covering photographic duties, plus the O’Brien’s, Kerr, Scotts and anyone else I’ve forgotten for covering Child Care race cover and attending today!

Oct 082017

Newcastle parkrun:

21:27   Mungai Wairia
21:43   Gordon MacFadyen
22:24   Roberto Marzo
22:29   David Devennie
23:14   Dan Edwards
24:08   Heidi Swaffield
25:42   Chris Carr
26:43   Alex Anslow
29:10   Susannah Orr

Whitley Bay parkrun:

24:11   Christopher Gillie
26:22   Dean O’Brien
27:36   Daisy Martin
28:58   Bill Milbourne

Riverside parkrun:

19:52   Alsadair Wilson Craw
27:22   Dave Wotton

Gibside parkrun:

21:44   Tom Tinsley
30:40   Gillian Milne

Rising Sun parkrun:

19:19   Anthony Liddle
23:22   Luke Woodend
34:41   Rose Hawkswood

Coventry parkrun:

25:15   Dave Kear – Free, timed, 5k runs every Saturday 9am

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