Newburn Good Friday Relays 2017

Friday 14th saw another year of the Newburn Goof Friday relays. For me this was my first one. As a fairly new member to Saltwell Harriers I am just starting to get in to taking part in events and representing the club as part of the team. This was my second relays race and It […]

Coledale Horseshoe Race Report

8.5 miles. 3000+ft ascent. Starting point: Braithwaite Lodge   So this was the second race of the fell race series and it was the complete opposite of the first in many ways. The most obvious being the weather. It was a beautiful day with not a cloud in the sky, definitely too hot for running […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Edinburgh Marathon Race Report

This is it, all those hours of running will get you to the end, that was my last thought as I left the hotel.  The day hadn’t started off very well, only I could stay in a hotel which didn’t have any porridge, thankfully second choice of fried egg sandwich was on the menu.   […]

Diary of a marathoner

I did it!!! I completed the London Marathon!! It didn’t exactly go to plan on the day, but I kind of expected that.   I started off at the back of the red start and took about half an hour to cross the start line. I stopped for a wee within the first mile and […]

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 […]