Member Profile – Davey Candlish

I ran my first half marathon when I was 12 years old.   It was in the early days of the Great North Run and they didn’t have health and safety back then, never mind a junior run.   My Dad (who ran with the now defunct Gateshead Congas back in the day) just dropped […]

Fell Series 2017

We have our own internal Fell Race Series the format of which is the same as last year. Men to complete 4 races – short, medium & long plus another.   Best position to count. Women to do 4 races – two short and two medium. The long races don’t count in the womens series. […]

Bob Graham Round Blog 2

So it’s finally 2017 and the countdown has begun, 24 weeks until the big day. Xmas and up to new year went pretty well, I was able to get up to the Cheviots, Roman Wall & Pennines as well as a few hilly runs round Beamish – around 120 miles & 20,000ft of ascent in […]

Headforts and Headaches race report

What better to start the year than a 3 mile fell race! When I looked at the route the day before I was slightly surprised that the race was just the uphill and you had to jog or walk the 3 miles back to the start whether you liked it or not!   Fear not, […]

Bob Graham Round Blog

Next year (2017) on 23rd June I will be 42.   Nothing particularly significant about that you may think, until a number of other factors are taken into consideration:   In June 1932 a Keswick guest-house owner named Bob Graham broke the Lakeland fell record by traversing 42 fells within a 24 hour period. He […]

Eskdale Fell Race Report

I have always wanted to do a fell race, so when I got the chance to do one I took it.   The week leading up to the fell race I was so nervous and kept thinking, what if I can’t do it? What if I get lost on the fells on my own?! When […]

Eden Half Marathon Race Report

When Frank said he was going to do a half marathon in his old neck of the woods where he grew up and asked if anyone wanted to join him, I was sorely tempted. Jacqui said she didn’t want to miss out, so then we had a full car with Phil Young and Naz taking […]

Saltwell 10k Road Race

Entries for the Saltwell 10k road race on 17th December 2016 are now open at   More information about the race   Paper entry form here  

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 […]