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 […]

Borrowdale Fell Race

Borrowdale Fell Race entry is now open. It is an iconic race in the lake district which takes in Scafell Pike and Great Gable.   The race is on 5th August and is one of the long races in the fell series – entries can be made by following the link below.   Borrowdale Fell […]

Bob Graham Round Blog 6

Well it’s been so long since my last post I’m not sure where to begin.   I’ll start with some negatives, mainly injury related. I’ve had a few problems – firstly my right thigh popped during the Rising Sun parkrun which made it difficult to walk nevermind run so a week out there and a […]

Carrock Fell Race Report

5.9 miles. 1640ft of ascent. Start point: Calebreck   Carrock fell is situated in the Northern Fells and on its summit sits an ancient hill-fort, though not many details are known about this. The fell itself consists of bouldery slopes surrounded by smooth grass and artificial mounds.   Sounds delightful doesn’t it?.. Well lets see […]

Carrock Fell Race 19th March 2017

This Sunday see’s the first race in this years fell race series – Carrock Fell in the Lake District.   It’s around 5.5 miles and is a great introduction for anyone new to fell running. It starts at 11am and is only £4 to enter (pay on day).   More details   Hoping to see […]

Bob Graham Round Blog 4

I’d love to say that since my last post that all my niggles have gone and I’m able to fully commit myself to getting back into training but unfortunately it hasn’t quite worked out that way.   My Asthma test came back negative and my chest pain is almost gone. I haven’t had any serious […]

Spring Series 2017

Spring Series 2017:                      This year’s Spring Series is: 1 April                 Sunderland 8 April                 South Shields 15 April              Rising Sun 22 April              Gibside 29 April              Whitley Bay 6 May                 Gateshead    Rules for the competion –  You need to be a member of Saltwell Harriers at the time of the race and wear your […]

Bob Graham Round Blog 3

Well Rohan Keaton reckons that life is a rollercoaster and it certainly feels like that at the minute. The past few months have been a combination of having some decent races and runs  but at the same time fighting off ailments left right and centre.   I ran 1-17 the brass monkey but to be […]

Member Profile – Janis Oliver

I was watching TV in 2014 and it happened to be GNR day. I felt totally inspired watching the runners.   I couldn’t even run for the bus and had been overweight all my adult life but had recently lost 5.5 stone a year previously. I’d put some wright back on so decided there and […]