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.
This pleasant summer run takes us along the Ouseburn into Jesmond Dene.
A lovely tour of Newcastle parks – Heaton Park, Armstrong Park, Jesmond Dene and Paddy Freeman’s.
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.
Around the Moors
A tour of the Town Moor, Nun’s Moor and Dukes Moor – rarely run as the ground can be bumpy.
A long run through Fenham and Kenton (map not yet available).
Not a Monday night route, but a tough hill session popular with some members.