Sep 302018

Lots of us gave parkrun a miss as the cross-country season started in earnest, but it is good to see John Lea-Wilson running well with a PB in his new Sheffield home and Daisy and Chris taking in a parkrun in Norfolk.

Newcastle parkrun

20:37 Gordon MacFadyen
20:52 Paul Hughes
20:59 Mungai Wairia
22:12 David Devennie
22:35 Luke Woodend
24:45 Dave Kear
29:46 Susannah Orr

Sheffield Hallam parkrun

19:19 John Lea-Wilson (PB)

Gateshead parkrun

19:51 Sumanth Nayak
21:20 Paul Robinson
32:03 Dave Manners

Sheringham parkrun

23:18 Chris Gillie
34:34 Daisy Martin

 September 30, 2018  Posted by at 12:04 pm Results No Responses »
Sep 292018

The Harrier League season kicked-off at a bright, sunny, if a bit breezy, afternoon at Wrekenton. The ground was rock-hard so it some ways it was more like running on a very uneven, hilly road surface than cross-country.

It was a good turnout with a number of cross-country debutants among the 27 strong Claremont contingent. There were some good individual performances too.

Grace Scott flew the flag for us in the juniors – running well in the under 11s where she is still one of the youngest competitors.

For the ladies, Sarah Bowen benefited from moving back to the slow pack to lead the team home. Sarah Kerr continued her recent great form, impressively ploughing through the field in her first run from the medium pack. There was also a strong first outing from the fast pack for Catherine Young who is gradually getting back to form after her recent health issues. However I think a special mention should go to Nicki O’Brien who has had little chance to train due to the demands of a very young baby, but still put in a determined run from the medium pack.

The men’s team also had a few problems with fitness with both debutant Daniel Mourenza and normally speedy Anthony Liddle finding the bumpy hard ground not exactly ideal for their ankles. Daniel couldn’t complete the course, while Anthony had to ease off. Roberto led the team home – so lucky for us that he managed to arrive just in time for the start.

Under 11s      
Position Runner Time  
60 Grace Scott 09:07  
Position Runner Time  
52 Sarah Bowen 30:15  
76 Sarah Kerr 30:57 Medium pack – actual time 28:17
127 Julie Cross 32:27  
186 Rose Hawkswood 33:36  
188 Kat Truong 33:38  
203 Lucy Dunbar 33:53 Medium pack – actual time 31:13
207 Tara McCully 33:55  
221 Catherine Young 34:19 Fast pack – actual time 29:19
263 Bill Milbourne 35:37 Over 65 men
266 Julija Stoniute 35:40  
276 Nicki O’Brien 35:53 Medium pack – actual time 33:13
293 Ay Okpokam 36:37  
308 Catherine Robson 36:51  
323 Marie Slack 37:25  
334 Mary Martin 37:45  
Position Runner Time  
88 Roberto Marzo 38:30  
179 Tom Tinsley 40:17  
268 Anthony Liddle 42:09  
293 David Lydall 42:37  
329 Jamie Harding 43:29  
400 Duncan Scott 45:43  
412 Howard Maclennan 46:06  
501 Michael Teasdale 50:02  
582 Rob Newton 57:21  


 September 29, 2018  Posted by at 9:32 pm Cross Country, North East Harrier League, Results No Responses »
Sep 232018

No winners this week! However Gill has pointed out that we both won our age categories at Gibside and we can’t be expected to win anything else at our age! So, having christened Charlotte and Dan as Claremont’s “golden couple” the other week, I am claiming the title of Claremont’s “golden oldie couple” for Gill and I this week!  (Quick boast – I also had the highest age grading!).

Elsewhere, a very impressive PB for Clare McKitterick at Newcastle, where Kirsten Moegel also ran her first and only parkrun with us before she returns to Germany next week after her all too brief stay. Unfortunately Kirsten must have been an “unknown” as she is in the photos but not the results (apparently 110th).

Newcastle parkrun

19:27 Roberto Marzo
21:40 Chris Jones
21:57 Paul Hughes
22:21 Mungai Wairia
22:44 Kirsten Moegel
23:09 Clare McKitterick (PB)
23:18 Lucy Dunbar
23:53 Brian Hegarty
26:25 Kat Truong
27:34 Rose Hawkswood
28:51 Alice Vialard
29:42 Marga Burke-Lowe

Sheffield Hallam parkrun

19:38 John Lea-Wilson

Whitley Bay parkrun

22:33 Chris Gillie
26:09 Daisy Martin

Gateshead parkrun

23:17 Heather Steel
33:21 Dave Manners

Riverside parkrun

23:47 Dave Wotton

Gibside parkrun

21:24 Tom Tinsley
31:13 Gill Milne

Rising Sun parkrun

23:01 Luke Woodend
27:33 Bill Milboune

Keswick parkrun

20:31 Sumanth Nayak
22:49 Richard Slack

 September 23, 2018  Posted by at 12:17 pm Results No Responses »
Sep 162018

Another Claremont winner this week as Sarah Kerr, who is flying at the moment, finished 1st lady at the Toonrun. Well done!

Also, it must have been a nice day at the coast as both Matt Diment and Chris Gillie got PBs at Whitley Bay. This week’s tourism award goes to Brian Hegarty who popped over to Ireland for a run.

Newcastle parkrun

20:12 Tom Tinsley
20:22 Sarah Kerr               1st Female, PB
20:49 Gordon MacFadyen
21:38 Mungai Wairia
22:03 David Devennie
24:01 Clare McKitterick
26:52 Chris Carr
27:27 Lucy Dunbar
27:41 Alice Vialard
31:38 Kat Truong


Sunderland parkrun

21:52 Catherine Young

Sheffield Hallam parkrun

19:40 John Lea-Wilson

Whitley Bay parkrun

20:07 Matt Diment       PB
22:29 Chris Gillie         PB
24:24 Daisy Martin

Durham parkrun

23:13 Dave Wotton

Gateshead parkrun

21:06 David Lydall
23:43 Heather Steel

South Shields parkrun

23:11 Luke Woodend

Druridge Bay parkrun

26:29 Nicki O’Brien
26:29 Dean O’Brien

Sligo parkrun

26:10 Brian Hegarty

 September 16, 2018  Posted by at 12:22 pm Results No Responses »
Sep 122018

Was there ever anybody more suited to being a Duracell Bunny than Nina “And I would run 100 miles” Jensen? The BBC obviously spotted this and Nina proved to be the perfect interviewee – generally being the smiling, enthusiastic and encouraging person that we know and love! Absolutely brilliant Nina – you are a natural.

Click here to see our Nina on the telly!



Following her interview, Olly Murs approached Nina and asked to have his photo taken with her.  Nina, with the graciousness of a true star, obliged even though she had no idea who he was!  I’m sure our younger members can fill her in.

 September 12, 2018  Posted by at 9:16 am Club News No Responses »
Sep 092018
Paul Bernardelli 01:33:54
Sarah Kerr 01:35:53 PB
Tom Tinsley 01:35:53
Hannah Mainprize 01:36:43 PB
Matthew Diment 01:39:36 Duracell Bunny
Simon Lowe 01:39:53
Mungai Wairia 01:42:49
Dean OBrien 01:44:24
David Devennie 01:44:42
Arthur Liu 01:47:05
David Lydall 01:48:22
Matthew Kingston 01:49:41 Duracell Bunny
Catherine Young 01:49:42 Duracell Bunny
Chris Jones 01:51:12
Alan Dunning 01:52:52
Richard Slack 01:53:09
Clare McKitterick 01:54:14
Brian Hegarty 01:54:29
Charlotte Baston 01:54:41 Duracell Bunny
Serpil Bulut 01:55:12
Giuseppe Fruttuoso 01:56:33
Luke Woodend 01:56:59
Christopher Smillie 01:58:21
Tara McCully 02:05:24
Kat Truong 02:06:14
Alex Anslow 02:08:07
Nina Jensen 02:09:32 Duracell Bunny
Rose Hawkswood 02:13:47 Duracell Bunny
Marie Slack 02:14:49
Alison Smullen 02:15:10
Chris Carr 02:17:58
Janet Palmer 02:18:16
Ay Okpokam 02:18:48
Claude Farren 02:32:29
Leanne Salem 02:27:00
Terry Welsh 02:30:35
Joyce Archibold 02:37:50
Dave Manners 02:41:18
Gillian Milne 03:16:00 Speed walking
 September 9, 2018  Posted by at 9:24 pm Photos, Results No Responses »