Relays, relays, relays

Congratulations to our team in the recent Norman Woodcock Relays: Paul Dinsley, Lou Thorpe and Nicola Dyson. Saltwell Harriers enters a variety of relay races right through the year. Below is some info on each and members can sign-up to run in a club team in the weeks before a race. January – Birtley XC Relays – Held […]


Hodgson Brothers Relay 2023

Saltwell Harriers have been competing in the Hodgson Brothers relay since 1988. This mountain relay covering 25 miles of Lake District fells was inaugurated by the Hodgson family in 1986 as a memorial to their son and brother Ian, who was killed in a cycling accident, aged 25 the day after competing in the 1985 […]


Rob’s back on the Spine

Saltwell’s ultra-specialist Rob Brooks returned to the Spine Race this year, after his epic successful completion in 2022. You can read the full story about the highs and lows of Rob’s 2023 adventure along the Pennine Way on his own blog: Spine Race 2023 – The Three Geordigos Here’s a short extract to whet your […]


Mid-life crisis, Schneider style

Six years ago, I accepted a challenge to run a half marathon every month and passed it with flying colours. The training was easy (two stone lighter and six years younger) and I consistently hit sub 2hr half marathons. So, for my impending 50th birthday, I thought I’d do the same throughout 2023. I started […]

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Rosie runs the London Marathon!

This April, Saltwell member Rosie not only ran the London Marathon but recorded a video while doing it! Thanks to Rosie you can find what it’s like to be part of one of the biggest and most iconic races in the world. Watch her video below to soak up the sights and sounds of a […]

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A glorious Saturday afternoon in Alnwick

I don’t know when it started. Probably at some point on Thursday afternoon. Certainly by Friday morning I had well and truly got my classic pre-race stomach ache. More excitement than nerves but if I had a choice in the matter, I’d happily forego this inevitable ritual. I imagine most people don’t really think about […]


2023 Spring Series parkrun dates and venues!

The days are getting longer (slightly), the weather warmer (maybe) and spring is almost in sight (definitely). All of which can only mean one thing: It’s time to get the Saltwell parkrun Spring Series dates in your calendar! For six consecutive Saturdays around April each year, there’s the opportunity to enjoy some local parkrun tourism […]


Supporting Gateshead foodbank

Following on from the combination of a request from one of our members and a news article from UK Athletics re Foodbank Runs it was decided to set up a “donation” night once a month. This will be on the first Tuesday of each month. Jonathan Conlon, who is involved with Gateshead Foodbank, has agreed […]


Fell Race Series 2022 Results

Well done to who everyone who took part in the Saltwell Fell Race Series last year, and particular congratulations to this year’s overall winner, Andrew Armin! First Place: Andrew Armin Second Place: Simon Long Third Place: Seb Bufton Other Saltwell participating members, who didn’t complete at least four races in the series: David Todd Jim […]


Get out those spikes!

We’re very excited to announce the start of the 2022-2023 Cross Country season! The XC season will begin on Saturday 24 September at Wrekenton and we are now ready to enter our amazing Saltwell team. How to take part If you would like to take part in this year’s cross country season you can find […]


Spine Race Part 7: Yearning for Yetholm

This post is part of a series reliving the highs and lows of Rob Brooks’ epic adventure on the 2022 Winter Spine Race. Bellingham to Kirk Yetholm, 26 miles (arrive 7:30pm, depart 3:30am) I slept terribly in Bellingham, the facilities consisted of a large hall with lots of people sleeping on the floor making various […]