There are two regular club sessions each week – on Mondays we have a long run in groups, whereas Wednesdays are more structured training sessions.
A typical Monday night run lasts for about an hour. To enable us to cater for a wide range of abilities, we operate a pack system, ie slow, medium and fast packs.
We have a number of well-trodden routes, starting and finishing at Sport Central and taking in areas all over the City. The summer months allow us to take advantage of our beautiful local parks such as Jesmond Dene, but we stick to well-lit streets in the winter! A typical run can be between 6.5 and 8 miles, but shorter versions of each route are available.
Whilst we are always open to new suggestions for training routes, below is a selection of our favourite Monday night runs. Click on the name to view a map of the route. Shorter versions of each route are available – click on “mini-version” for these.
The Kenton Cow
Up Claremont Road and across the paths to Cowgate. Then a bit of a climb to Kenton Bar, before a downhill stretch through Kenton and around the edge of the Town Moor. See mini-version here.
To South Gosforth, then along Benton Park Road to Coach Lane and back via Armstrong Bridge and Sandyford Road. See mini-version here.
Up Chillingham Road, through Heaton and back via the Freeman Hospital and Gosforth. See mini-version here. (map is headed as “Mini Byker Flyer”)
On this route we’re ganning alang the Scotswood before a scenic return along the banks of the Tyne. See mini-version here.
This is a toughie! A steep climb up Denton Bank, but the last couple of miles are downhill! Everyone’s favourite!? See mini-version here.
Gosforth Flats – Summer Route and Winter Route
This is one of our longer runs. The summer version goes through nice off road paths between fields and the golf course.
This pleasant summer run takes us along the Ouseburn into Jesmond Dene.
The Baltic Summer Route or Winter Route.
Over the Tyne and left along the river. The summer version goes along the riverside path with some nice views. See mini-version here.
Wills and the Dene
A nice summer run past the Wills Factory, along paths and back through Jesmond Dene. Shorter version here.
A lovely tour of Newcastle parks – Heaton Park, Armstrong Park, Jesmond Dene and Paddy Freeman’s. See shorter version here.
A loop around Gosforth and Jesmond. See mini-version here.
Paradise and Back
Here we go to Paradise – shame they paved it and put up a parking lot, though we do get some nice views of the Tyne Valley. With the shorter version, you are Almost in Paradise.
Around the Moors
A tour of the Town Moor, Nun’s Moor and Dukes Moor – rarely run as the ground can be bumpy.
A new run around the west of the city. See mini-version here.
Not a Monday night route, but a tough hill session popular with some members.