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 – Free, timed, 5k runs every Saturday 9am

 July 16, 2017  Posted by at 7:04 am 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 – 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 – 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 252017

Gateshead parkrun:

19:23   Paul Robinson
20:39   Catherine Young
22:37   Lucy Dunbar
24:55   Tom Tinsley
24:55   John Grimshaw   100 parkruns
24:55   David Lydall
25:44   Rose Hawkswood
25:56   Alice Vialard
29:24   Gillian Milne

Rising Sun parkrun:

20:52   Anthony Liddle
22:30   Matthew Diment
25:16   Dave Kear

Gibside parkrun:

19:36   Jakub Jerabek
26:29   Jane Evans

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun:

20:12   Roberto Marzo
20:47   Mungai Wairia
23:35   Graham Leslie

Whitley Bay parkrun:

27:59   Daisy Martin

Keswick parkrun:

22:00   Arthur Liu
23:10   Luke Woodend – Free, timed, 5k runs every Saturday 9am

 June 25, 2017  Posted by at 6:46 am Results No Responses »
Jun 212017

Well done to everyone who took part in the Weetslade Relays.

Congratulations to Morpeth Harriers and all the individual prize winners:

Winners: Morpeth Harriers ‘A’ Tom Straughan, Emma Holt, Ian Harding 40:48
Runners up: Gosforth Harriers ‘A’ Lewis Timmins, Helen Warburton, Darren McBain 42:37
Fastest Under-35 Male Finn Brodie Tyne Bridge Harriers A 12:42
Fastest Under-35 Female Helen Warburton Gosforth Harriers A 14:57
Fastest Over-35 Male Ian Harding Morpeth Harriers A 13:00
Fastest Over-35 Female Jane Mooney Morpeth Harriers B 15:10

The full provisional results are here.
Any errors/omissions will be corrected in due course. See you next year!

Update: The spreadsheet has been amended to display the results by final team time in ascending order.

 June 21, 2017  Posted by at 8:57 pm Results, Weetslade No Responses »
Jun 202017

Please note the overnight closure of Sandy Lane (A1056) on the day of the relay from 8pm to 6am. This may affect some of you returning home from Lockey Park. Please see the following advice from the council –

As the A1056 road improvement scheme nears completion, there is one last parcel of outstanding work that requires some overnight closures on Sandy Lane.
The closures are for the completion of essential drainage work that cannot be done during daytime without causing serious traffic congestion. 
Consequently, Sandy Lane will be closed overnight from Monday 19 June until Friday 23 June, from the A1056/B1318 junction to the west as far as the A189 Weetslade roundabout to the east.
The Sandy Lane / B1318 junction will remain open at all times to northbound and southbound traffic (e.g. between Newcastle and Wideopen, Brunswick Village and Hazlerigg) – and bus services through the junction will run as normal.
The road closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am each evening and fully-signposted diversions will be in place on all approaches throughout.
Traffic approaching Sandy Lane from the east (e.g. from Killingworth, Burradon and Camperdown) can travel south on the A189 for Newcastle – or go north on the A189 to Moor Farm roundabout, the A19 to Seaton Burn and then the B1318 (for Wideopen, Brunswick Village and Hazlerigg) or the A1 (for through traffic). 
Traffic approaching from the west can follow the above route in reverse.
The A1056 Sandy Lane will be open as normal each day from 6am to 8pm.
 June 20, 2017  Posted by at 10:15 am Club News No Responses »