Cross Country Season

The club will soon need to enter runners for the North East Harrier League – the local cross country league, which includes entry in to 6 fixtures from October-April, and the one-off cup fixture, the Sherman Cup (Men) and Davidson Shield (Women). If you are new to cross country – there is some information up on our website https://www.saltwellharriers.org.uk/cross-country-season/ […]

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 get […]

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 for Saltwell […]

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 […]

Durham Cathedral Relays

A big well done and thank you to all those who turned out for the Durham Cathedral Relays on a crisp and cold January Sunday! Full results available at http://www.durhamcityharriers.org.uk/events-fixtures/cathedral-relays/.   Alongside watching some amazing performances from some top runners of our region, Saltwell highlights included a brilliant internal race between the senior men’s ‘F’ […]

Harrier League Fixture – Town Moor

Just to confirm that after an inspection of the Town Moor today it was decided to cancel the event this weekend. There is the possibility that it will be re-scheduled to 13 February – depending on a dry spell, so that the excess water can drain away – watch this space!

NEXC 2015 mens race report

I didn’t do this race last year as I didn’t think I was good enough. So I decided to go and cheer on my fellow hoops but as I was standing in a cold field I got extremely jealous of the runners, so this year I was going to do it.   The race day […]

North Eastern XC Champs 2015

I deliberately avoided all things XC last year due to my dislike of mud, the cold and awful memories from my school days when I’d do anything to get out of it (fake notes you name it). This year however I felt like I’d be missing out on all the stories and the laughs so […]

Aykley Heads XC

Saturday 21st of November – Harrier League Fixture, Aykley Heads   Hi all – this Saturday sees the return of the Harrier League at Aykley Heads in Durham. It’s a great course and with the recent wild weather we’ve been having, it’s odds-on to be muddy!   Instructions from the Harrier League website – “The course […]