We encourage all of our members at the Saltwell Harriers to have a go and compete in races, as they feel able.

We have our own internal Legacy Series which consists of a mix of road races, both handicapped and open. We run a Fell Series incorporating races happening throughout the year and across the North of England, as well as our very own Saltwell Fell Race.

As a club, we are proud participants of the cross country North East Harrier League encouraging all members to join the mens or ladies teams.

We also organise a parkrun Spring Series each year for members to have some friendly competition against each other.


Public Races

There have never been so many races to choose from but the races below have been put together to let the whole club (and particularly new members) know about local races that have become particularly popular with Saltwell Harriers over the years.

We share these ideas with the aim of encouraging members to plan their racing year – but also to reassure people that at these races they are likely to see a few friendly faces in red and white hoops, have the opportunity to car share or even have a go at a team prize!

10k (or similar) Races

For those wanting to step up from ParkRun and target improvements in their 10k time over the year. There are lots of 10k races to choose from so look out for your own and share ideas.

Local Trail Races

For those who have enjoyed the cross country season and want to continue off road running, we have also picked out a selection of local trail races. This type of running is also excellent training for anyone wanting a gentle introduction to fell racing or to build towards ultra-running.

  • George Ogle Memorial 6m (Blaydon)
  • Durham Coast Half Marathon
  • Pieces of 8 Trail race (Penshaw)
  • Hadrian’s Wall Half Marathon
Team Relays

Saltwell enter teams in to a few local relay events. Number of laps and terrains vary although essentially these races are a good way to test your speed over shorter distances and most of all are good fun! Look out for emails about entering teams but also let your captains know if you are interested.

  • Durham Cathedral Relays (January)
  • Signals Relays (February)
  • Good Friday Relays – Newburn (April)
  • Weetslade Relays (June)
Other Regional Races

A bit further afield – here are just a few races where you might find fellow Saltwell runners (and the chances of a car share).

  • Haweswater HM
  • Conniston 14
  • Kielder Marathon
  • Jedburgh HM and 10k
  • Brampton to Carlisle 10M