Bedewell Park Race Report

Report from the latest cross country race at Bedewell Park courtesy of Darren Smiley.   It was Saturday the 31st January, 9 o’clock and my alarm woke me up. For a minute the realisation didn’t hit me. Why is my alarm set for 9am at a weekend I thought? then it came apparent Cross country […]

Pontefract XC Race Report

Race report from the Northern Cross Country Championships at Pontefract at the weekend courtesy of Phil Robertson. The day started with the debate of what time do you set off for a Northern Championship race at Pontefract. Some of the elderly fraternity decided upon leaving at 9am to leave time for coffee breaks on their […]

Captain Cooks Fell Race Report

On the 1st January when most sensible people were still nursing a hangover, others were running on the Town Moor or up at Morpeth, I decided to have another crack at Fell Running. This time it was the Captain Cooks Race down in lovely Cleveland. Having dragged Lyndsey out of bed for moral support and […]

Ben Nevis Race Report

As the year draws to a close it’s a good time to reflect on the past years running achievements and look forward to next years. Signing off this year is a race report from Iain Armstrong from the Ben Nevis Fell Race he completed earlier in the year – hope you enjoy it and happy […]

Wallington Cross Country Race Report 2014

Another week, another xc race, this time the venue being Wallington Hall. I really enjoyed this fixture last year – another great xc course with a good mixture of hills, mud and fast sections. I drove up with Fred and his daughter Aofie who was running in the U17 race. Conditions on the day were […]

Ayckley Heads Cross Country 22nd November

The next Harrier League fixture is at Aykley Heads Durham on 22nd November and is a joint effort from Derwentside AC, Durham City and Elvet Striders. Hopefully we have a challenging course, plenty of parking and a wonderful view of the Cathedral.   I have attached maps of the three courses we will be using […]

Sherman Cup Davison Shield Race Report 2014

So this is the second Cross Country fixture of the season and my first having missed the first one at Cramlington because of running the York Marathon the following day. It was also the Davison Shield/Sherman Cup which means there’s no packs and everyone starts at the same time.   Conditions on the day were […]

York Marathon

The marathon is a gamble.   Those are the words of Pete Pfttzinger in his book advanced marathoning and I couldn’t agree more. For me today it didn’t pay off, but there were still a lot of positives to take from the race and a new pb of 2:56:16.       The marathon is […]

Ian Hodgson Race Report

This is the 2nd time I’ve ran this race, last year being the first which I really enjoyed despite losing a fair amount of time trying to find the 2nd checkpoint in near whiteout conditions.   The race is a 4 leg relay in the lake district with 2 runners on each leg, distances ranging […]