Cross Country Season 2017/2-18

The cross country season is nearly upon us again – below are the dates/venues:
 

30th Sept – Wrekenton
8th Oct – Druridge Bay
28th Oct – Sherman Cup – Temple Park (S/Shields)
18th Nov – Aykley Heads, Durham
6th Jan – Herrington Country Park, Sunderland
10th Feb – Thornley Farm, Durham
3rd Mar – Alnwick Castle
 
 
Championship dates:
9th Dec – North Easterns –

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Bob Graham Round Report

Well all good things must come to an end and my Bob Graham journey came to an end when I climbed the stairs and touched the door of the Moot Hall in Keswick at 7:19pm Saturday 24th June.
 

It was the culmination of 7 months of training and around 5 years of planning, procrastinating, talking

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Scafell Pike race report

I entered this race on a whim. I was aware of how challenging it was likely to be as a running CV was required for entry to check you were capable of it. This was my third marathon. My first was Windermere, a hilly road race and my second was the St. Oswald’s ultra, a

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Saltwell Fell Race Results 2017

POSITION NAME CLUB AGE CAT TIME 1 LEE BENNETT NFR M45 45.52 2 PAUL LOWE DARLINGTON HARRIERS M SEN 46.07 3 ANDY GREEN TYNEDALE HARRIERS M50 46.25 4 CHRIS THAIN HEATON M SEN 46.50 5 CHRISTOPHER HENDERSON U/A M SEN 47.07 6 JAMES OSBORN DFR M SEN 47.10 7 DAVID BEST BLACKHILL BOUNDERS M40 47.14 8 PAUL BRONGER DERWENT VALLEY RUNNING CLUB M SEN 47.18 9 JAMES McELRUE BLACKHILL BOUNDERS M SEN 47.34 10 IAIN ARMSTRONG SALTWELL HARRIERS M SEN 47.40 11 PAUL HODGSON DFR M SEN 47.53 12 GEORGE COOPER DFR M SEN 48.22 13 ANDY BLACKETT DFR M SEN 51.49 14 JONATHAN HEANEY NORTH SHIELDS POLY M40 54.11 15 JONA AAL U/A M SEN 54.51 16 SCOTT WATSON ELVET STRIDERS M50 54.59 17 IAN McAUSLAN HEATON HARRIERS M SEN 55.05 18 IAN SUMLER-HUTCHINSON CROOK AC M50 55.08 19 STEPHEN COLLINS BLACKHILL BOUNDERS M SEN 55.30 20 JACK LEE ELVET STRIDERS M

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Bob Graham Round Blog 8

This is my final blog post before my round on Friday.
 
In my first blog I outlined the 4 main concerns I had so now seems like a good time to revisit them:
 

Conditions on the day

Still a concern, but during my training I’ve ran in gale force winds, torrential rain and horizontal snow/sleet, mist, knee

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Saltwell Harriers Fell Race 2017

This will take place at 7:30 on Tuesday 4th July 2017.
 
The race is 5.6 miles with 984ft of ascent. £5 entry on the night
 
See http://fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=5000 for details on FRA website
 


Iains Bob Graham Report

Bob Graham Round account – 26/27 May 2017

 

 

It is the Tuesday after I ran up the steps and touched the door of Keswick Moot Hall at 23:19 on Saturday 27 May 2017 to complete a Bob Graham Round and I don’t think I have stopped smiling since.
 
For those that are not familiar the Bob

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Bob Graham Round Blog 7

It seems fitting to base this blog post on Iain’s successful round on 27th/28th May.
 
I drove over to the Lakes on the Friday afternoon and arrived at Denton House where we were all staying at around 7-30pm. We walked to Weatherspoon’s to have some food and met Bob who had left his car at

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Blaydon Race 2017

Congratulations to all 97 hoops who completed the Blaydon Race yesterday in glorious conditions. Big shout out to Abraham for his 3rd place in 28:05.

Full results here


Ronnie Walker

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I write to let you know that our Life President, Mr Ronnie Walker, passed away on Thursday.
 
Ronnie was 95 and as many of you would have known had failing health in recent years.  He died peacefully at home, in his sleep, surrounded by his

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