Start Fitness NEHL 2015-2016 XC

Annual General Meeting

Just a reminder, Its our AGM this Wednesday, 7pm at Blue Flames, one free drink per person. It would be good to have as many club members as possible attend.

Langdale Horseshoe fell race 08/10/16

Chris Thain, David Brigham, Matthew Hetherington, Peter Wood and Myself started this final race in the English Fell Running Championships and last of the Lakes Classics series. Over 550 runners had entered with just under 400 starting the race. The route follows the very narrow track behind the pub before climbing beside the ghyll to pass Pavey Arc on its right hand side. Its then over to Thunacar Knott and Continue Reading →

Memorial race

we need lots of volunteers for the memorial race please. click the link and complete the doodle poll to indicate what role you would like to volunteer for. Some require a few people, the more the better!! memorial race volunteers poll

Perfect Start To Harrier League For Heaton Heroes

Well done  all for a brilliant performance  in the opening harrier league at wrekenton on saturday.Heaton men finished top dogs in division 1.The ladies also finished  top of division 2.Special mention for James Mckenzie who finished second in the mens race.

New Page On Website

O.K.people. There’s a new page on the site called “all our yesterdays”, i need all the old newspaper snipits, photos, race results ect.. you think may be of interest and e-mail me at ( or pass them on to me.Lets get them up and show some of  heatons glorious 127year history.

Sad News

It is with regret and sadness that I inform you all of the death of life time member Norman Hall who sadly passed away on Monday.  Norman was an athlete within the club before passing his experiences on to others and becoming a club coach.  A sad loss to the club. His funeral will be held at 12pm on Monday 26th September 2016 at Newcastle Crematorium.

XC! You need to tell us if you want to take part!

XC season folks. This year we are not going to enter the whole club as its false economy as in reality only a handful actually run. Therefore you are required to complete this doodle poll if you think you may be able to run at least one fixture. Start Fitness North East Harrier League Cross Country Fixtures 2016-2017 dates, Sat 1st Oct 2016 – Wrekenton Sun 9th Oct 2016 – Continue Reading →

Heaton harrier hits the heights!!

    Now there are a few distance runners in the club, there are a few ultra runners, and there are a few fell/mountain runners . But how many people combine it and manage all?? For some of us, a marathon is a huge achievement. So whats  a couple of mountains and a few extra miles??  Caroline is not new to ultra running, she in fact regularly trots out 50 – Continue Reading →

Watergate 5km inc. NEMAA multi-terrain Championships 2016

Yesterday saw the annual Watergate 5km take place. It is hosted by Lowfell running club and up is set in the lovely scenic surrounds of Watergate Park, Lobley Hill. It consists of 2 laps of the park around the lake.  It was also incorporating the NEMAA multi terrain 5km championships. All week the weather has been lovely, fine and sunny…….until race day, when it rained most of the day.  This Continue Reading →