Track and Field 2015 Season
NEHL Alnwick: Senior Mens Report.
National Cross Country Championships 2015 – London

Former Heaton Harrier comes 2nd in the world’s toughest footrace the Marathon des Sables

We are amazed and delighted to let you know that Anna-Marie, our daughter, recently finished second female and 47th overall in this epic endurance event. There are five stages, with the first three of about 35 km, a monster stage of 92km, and finally a marathon of 42 km. She was second finisher in the long stage and marathon, and second overall. She blames her success upon her genes and upbringing – she spent many weekends in the Lakes when I was running in fell races. I think we are Continue Reading →

Paris Marathon 2015

On the 12th April 2015 was D-day. The day I had been training for. After 5 months of training, the day was finally here. It had been the best build up for a marathon. Everything had gone to plan. Could not have been in better nick or form. The Paris Marathon is the third biggest in the world. A touch bigger than London. Definitely a flat course too. According to strava apparently. Should mean PB’s a plenty. With the staggered start means its possible to get a good run from Continue Reading →

Gordon Smith Relays,  Weds 13th May 2015

Wallsend, near Segedunum. Full details yet to be published, but the arrangements last year were as follows: teams of 3 for both men and women (all start together). Each team needs 1 at least vet (35 for women, 40 for men) No separate vets teams. Each leg 2 miles approx. Min age 16. Start last year was 7.30pm and last year there was a fun run prior to the main race. I will let you know if there are any changes to the above details when published, but if you Continue Reading →

Lapsed memberships

Club membership and England Athletic athlete registration has now lapsed for anyone who has not renewed membership due from 1st January 2015. If any former member wishes to rejoin, please download and complete the Heaton Harriers Membership Application Form.  

Northern 12 Stage Relays 2015 – Liverpool

On Saturday was the Northern 12 Stage Relays  Its been 15 years since Heaton Harriers last submitted a team for this event. All in all an historic day for the club. This year it was held at Sefton Park, Liverpool. It was an early start being 6.30am meet for bus to Liverpool. Black coffee time!!! Traditionally this is an event for the fastest runners and is held as a prestigious event on the northern athletics calendar. The event obviously consists of 12 legs. 4 long legs, 8 short legs. In Continue Reading →

Track and Field 2015 Season


  Now that cross country is over and you are at a loose end, wondering how you will get your kicks…. Your fairy godmother aka vice captain has the answer! Its track and field season folks!! Track and Field Season 2015 Information There are 2 main leagues that the club participates in, the details are below. Please put the dates in your diary now, particularly the 12th of July! We will be organising a number of informal track and field training sessions, to be held at Heaton manor school after Continue Reading →

Heaton Hill Series 2015


Heaton Hills Series 2015: Current Champs 2014: Danny Routledge and Nina Cameron. Roman wall show : June 13 4.4miles Chevy Chase FR: July 4 20miles (Camping trip Wooler) Beacon Hill FR: July 9 5.75miles Powburn show FR Aug 1st 4 miles Forrest burn show race Aug 9 3.2 miles Whitfield show fell race Sept 13 4.7 miles Thropton show FR Sept 19 6.7 miles (Camping trip Thropton ) Alwinton show FR Oct 10th 3.1 miles Gisborough Moors race Nov 1st 12 miles

Thirsk 10

Yesterday was the running of the 2015 Thirsk 10 Mile Road Race with a good crowd from Heaton present at the race. Helped by the race being on the Winter Grand Prix Series. The course is flat and fast (wind depending). Starts and finishes at Thirsk racecourse. First home for the club was Andy Bell in a time of 1:00:30, closely followed by Wayne Fuller in a time of 1:00:54. Finishing 59th and 64th respectively. First lady home was Sarah Lemon in a time of 1:09:03, 226th overall. Next home Continue Reading →

Birtley AC Junior Challenge 2015

Heaton took two girls teams and a boys team to the Junior Challenge organised by Birtley AC and hosted at Lord Lawson Academy. This annual sportshall competition for Under 11 athletes is open to both clubs and schools. There were 14 teams contesting the girls event while the boys field contained 10 teams. Everyone competed extremely well and there were some excellent performances. The girls B team, with 5 athletes, were unable to score in all events but did well with some good individual performances and finished 13th. The boys Continue Reading →

NEHL Alnwick: Senior Mens Report.


So the chips were down at Alnwick, we were second from bottom and facing the drop with Low fell. The course had been fine tuned with the bottle neck on the first climb being removed and a wide gate substituted  further up.  Great route choice Alnwick, It made the route even more run able. The rest of the course was as previous years , except bone dry under foot. I was seriously worried about who would run after the flurry of injuries following the National XC championships. People started to Continue Reading →