Darlington track races

Abraham ran at the Darlington mile race and did very well clocking 4:36 but only managing 4th in a strong line up. He said a  lack of training and his lack of fitness meant he had no speed !
He did amazingly well and it is scary to think how fast he might be once his


Diary of a marathoner


I did it!!! I completed the London Marathon!! It didn’t exactly go to plan on the day, but I kind of expected that.
I started off at the back of the red start and took about half an hour to cross the start line. I stopped for a wee within the first mile and though


Spring Parkrun Series 2016


The Parkrun Spring Series starts Saturday 2nd April.

For those who don’t know this is a series of 6 Parkrun events at different locations across the region and is a competition for all Saltwell harriers based on points

Rules are that you have to wear your Saltwell Hoops.

This year’s races/locations:

2 April 16 – Gibside

9 April


National XC Race Report 2016


After Sergeant Harrisons dawn assault on Donington Park had been postponed to 0900 hours, the hoop army set off from the Wrekenton garrison and rumbled on down the A1 in convoy. Well kind of, Jim had already sped off in his new fancy piece of Swedish engineering and Satch had been back home to


Training sessions

As Keith is away this week there will not be a XC training session tommorrow

In other news, track training sessions start again on 1st March at Gateshead Stadium. Meet at 6-45 for a 7-00 start. It’s worth getting a 3 month pass if you plan to attend all of the sessions.

Northern XC Race Report Blackburn


My first cross country race was at Tanfield back in September 2013, a beautiful sunny day and we all went to the pub afterwards and sat outside enjoying a drink. Afterwards I bought my first set of spikes having never done cross country before. Since then I have completed 14 cross country races


Durham Cathedral Relays 17/01/16 Race Report

The Durham Cathedral Relays are held at Durham cricket ground which sits alongside the River Wear in a picturesque Durham City location. The relays consisted of 3 legs with each leg running two of the 1.5km laps the course. Whilst the relays are a cross country event and the route was all on grass, the


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