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 »
Sep 022018

It was a lovely, warm day for the opening event of the 2018-19 cross-country season at Farringdon. Claremont had two teams in the Ladies race and a single team of men.

The course, which has its share of ups and downs, was very dry with the exception of the muddy banks either side of the stream that you cross. We all scrambled down and out again with the exception of superman Howard who jumped it. Unfortunately he lost a shoe in the process. In true Claremont style he carried on before ditching the other show had running the second half of the course in his stockinged feet!

Special mention must be made to Dave Wotton who gave up his run to the late-arriving Kenny.  Dave was always in the team and I was the reserve – unfortunately I had already set-off to run the first leg when Kenny made it to Farringdon.

The senior ladies team came a very creditable 11th in their category – despite 2 of the 3 being veterans:

13:14  Serpil Bulut
14:42  Clare McKitterick
14:26  Tara McCully

The veteran ladies team were 12th:

11:53  Sarah Kerr
15:49  Mary Martin
17:11  Gill Milne

Despite all being over 40 (3 of us well over!), the men have somehow been categorised in the senior results, so our 25th position is fine by me:

11:35  Tom Tinsley
12:02  David Lydall
13:08  Howard MacLennan
15:55  Kenny McCormick

 September 2, 2018  Posted by at 3:01 pm Race Reports, Results No Responses »
Sep 022018

A few of us are still out and about around the country. It is good to see John settling into his new Sheffield home and Luke tackling the hill that the Whinlatter course must be, but pride of place this week goes to Claremont’s “golden couple” with Dan and Charlotte being 1st male and 1st female at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea. Well done!

Newcastle parkrun

21:04 Paul Hughes
21:08 Gordon MacFadyen
21:44 Mungai Wairia
21:55 David Devennie
25:50 Lucy Dunbar
26:58 Kat Truong

Sheffield Hallam parkrun

20:25 John Lea-Wilson

Whitley Bay parkrun

20:25 Tom Tinsley
24:26 Chris Gillie
30:07 Gill Milne

Gateshead parkrun

19:57 Sumanth Nayak
21:16 Paul Robinson
23:29 Heather Steel
25:32 Rose Hawkswood

Sedgefield parkrun

28:19 Dave Wotton

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea parkrun






19:44 Dan Edwards (the winner!)
23:18 Charlotte Baston (first lady!)


Rising Sun parkrun

24:22 Alasdair Wilson Craw

Whinlatter Forest parkrun

26:34 Luke Woodend

Bedworth parkrun

25:13 Dave Kear

 September 2, 2018  Posted by at 11:55 am 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 »
Aug 192018

Newcastle parkrun

18:53 Roberto Marzo
19:26 Anthony Liddle
20:15 Tom Tinsley
21:07 Gordon MacFadyen
21:57 Mungai Wairia
22:26 Richard Slack
24:10 Lucy Dunbar
24:10 Luke Woodend
26:24 Brian Hegarty
27:16 Chris Carr
27:45 Alice Vialard
29:02 Kat Truong

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun

21:07 David Lydall

Knowsley parkrun

20:47 John Lea-Wilson

Whitley Bay parkrun

22:58 Chris Gillie
23:52 Dave Saunders
26:03 Daisy Martin

Gateshead parkrun

19:45 Sumanth Nayak
19:56 Paul Robinson
26:18 Heather Steel

Walsall Arboretum parkrun

20:12 Dan Edwards

Darlington South parkrun

24:12 Alan Dunning

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea parkrun

20:10 Matt Diment

Rising Sun parkrun

25:47 Graham Leslie

 August 19, 2018  Posted by at 12:17 pm Results No Responses »
Aug 142018

Marie – Isle of Man half marathon 2.15.11
Richard – Lowther Fair half marathon fell race 2.02.24

An eventful weekend for the Slacky tours. Marie set off to Liverpool for the Isle of Man ferry early Saturday morning while Richard drove over to Cumbria for the Lowther Fair race. At one point in the preceding week the weather looked shocking with even some doubt over sailings! However, unlike the coastal run, Sunday dawned with a much improved forecast of cloud and occasional sun, although Marie did drive through early morning fog with the sound of the Isle of Man foghorn on the way to her early start of 9.30am. Richard tootled off to Lowther Show where the fell runners had a special car park by the castle, which meant a two minute walk to number collection and the start. Richard’s start was across a grassy field in contrast to Marie who started and finished at the Ramsey stadium. Marie would highly recommend this run with small field and top quality organisation and marshaling throughout. Also another good run on the way back from injury.

A brief report on Lowther:

Superb fell race for anyone fancying a go next year. Yes it’s hilly over mixed terrain but the hills are not monsters lying on the perimeter of Lakeland. Running from the castle the run heads to the village of Askham before a couple of miles uphill to Heughscar common (top 1,231 foot and 700 feet of ascent from Askham)– the first check point and the first hill done. Superb views over Ullswater and the High Street range of mountains. Then a long downhill on meadow grass towards the first drinks station at 6 miles in. The route then meanders down to the River Lowther which you wade across (calf high) using the guide rope. After that, the steep climb lies ahead, Knipescar Common (top 1,118 foot) – whilst only around 500 foot of ascent from the river, for most of us this is definitely a power walk after the initial part of the ascent. However, thereafter the race is pretty level to the checkpoint at around 9 miles and then over fields to another long downhill back to the Lowther Castle grounds. A slight sting in the tail with a final half mile uphill but then you’re finished.

Great day out all round and both highly recommended!

 August 14, 2018  Posted by at 8:47 am Race Reports, Results No Responses »
Aug 132018

Newcastle parkrun

18:40 Roberto Marzo
19:21 Anthony Liddle
20:38 Tom Tinsley
20:53 Gordon Macfadyen
21:34 Luke Woodend
22:33 Richard Slack
27:11 Chris Carr
27:12 Alice Vialard
28:42 Kenny McCormick
32:32 Rose Hawkswood

Whitley Bay parkrun

24:24 Dave Saunders

Gateshead parkrun

19:58 Sumanth Nayak
20:25 Paul Robinson
21:24 David Lydall
24:14 Heather Steel
31:48 Dave Manners

Riverside parkrun

19:03 Matt Diment

Thetford parkrun

23:22 Chris Gillie
32:32 Daisy Martin

 August 13, 2018  Posted by at 3:39 pm Results No Responses »