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How to get a 10k PB

By Dave Hewer “I remember the days when running a sub-40 10k meant nothing!” These were the uplifting words from a long-standing member of Saltwell as we trotted along to the Angel on a dark Thursday evening. Not so encouraging for me, who considered himself a reasonably good runner but had never got near 40 […]

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Back to Training

The committee and coaching staff have been working hard to make sure our return to training on Tuesday 30 March 2021 will be as safe and smooth as possible. Aa always, Saltwell will be adhering to UKA/Govt guidelines.  Groups will be a maximum of twelve to each coach.  All members need to have completed a […]

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Training cancelled until further notice

We hope everyone has had a peaceful and safe Christmas and New Year. Unfortunately, as we are now in tier 4, we are not allowed to formally train so there will be no coached sessions until you hear otherwise. As most of you will be aware current guidelines state you can still meet one other […]

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Results Round-Up: August – September 2020

A round-up of results featuring Saltwell Harriers (last updated 23th of August). If your result is missing please get in touch. Blackpool run the lights 10k- Saturday 15th of August David Young (00:33:38) Craig Buchanan (00:37:16) Run Durham Dalton Park Summer 10k- Sunday 23th of August David Young (00:33:33) Craig Buchanan (00:37:49) Craig Sweeney (00:40:17) […]

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Return to Training

The committee and coaches have been working hard to re-start our training sessions – keeping within Government and UKA guidelines. As you can imagine there have been several hoops we, as a club, and you as members, have had to jump through. And with all that in mind we feel comfortable and able to bring […]

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Ten great running routes around Gateshead

Sick of the same old running routes around Gateshead? Then check out ten of the best, all contributed by Saltwell Harriers. They offer a variety of challenge from pancake-flat (‘Count the Bridges’) to the highest point in Gateshead (‘Up and Down 10k’). If you’re new to running, these routes are a great place to start, […]

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Long road to recovery

It’s now 3 months since my op but the road to a full recovery still has some distance to be covered. I threw one crutch away in early May and slipped into my moon boot, gradually and gingerly increasing the weight on my injured leg still aided by one crutch. After about three weeks and […]

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Lockdown Welfare

Good evening. Just to say that if you’re struggling and need someone to talk to, don’t forget your team of welfare officers are here to support you. You can contact us via the main Saltwell email address and just put whoever you want to talk to in the subject line. Or most of us are […]

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‘Lockdown’ Coaching Advice

In response to the cancellation of all club training sessions, your coaching team would like to pass on the following advice: Adhere to the ever changing Government guidelines, especially to avoid gatherings with friends and family. Therefore we must emphasise our wish for you to train on your own. Please stay in touch and maintain […]

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COVID-19: Training Sessions Cancelled

Following the Government’s briefing on 16 March it has been decided to cancel all formal training sessions until at least the end of April. For clarity, this includes Tuesday and Thursday sessions, Saturday morning cross country training and Sunday trail running sessions. Whilst the welfare and safety of all members is our priority it is […]