Weetslade Musings

“Seen this Rooney?” I turned, and there was Calum, squatting on the ground, scrutinising something quite minuscule. “Eh?” “There, see it?” So, I, too, bent and examined. Something was indeed moving imperceptibly. “It’s a frog!” He exclaimed, almost lovingly scooping it up and depositing it in the whispering, roadside grass. Yes, Weetslade, home of the relays, really did seem an Eden for wildlife; the bristling hedgerows concealing all manner of Continue Reading →

Coastal Run Bus

The club is looking at providing a bus again from Blue Flames to the start of the coastal run and will pick us up at the end to return. However, this will only happen if enough people request it. please indicate on the doodle poll if you wish a place on the happy Heaton bus! https://beta.doodle.com/poll/wcr5smyzray6t72q#table . We need final numbers by Tuesday 27th June.

Humbleton Fell Race

This is a typically low-key evening fell race and is a fundraiser for Shaftoe Trust primary school in Haydon Bridge. Cat BS, coming in at 5.5 miles and 915 ft of climb. It has a decent amount of climb and mixed terrain, varying from woodland paths to open fell pasture and tracks. It was also a counter for the northeastern counties fell series and had attracted a fast field. Heaton had Continue Reading →

Heaton Festival and Anita Nott update

2 important announcements: 1. heaton festival this sat  24th june – we are providing activities 12-5, can those volunteers who can make the start time please meet at the area for 11.30am. it is the patch of grass up the hill between the old windmill and tennis courts parallel to the bank we do heaton hills on. Activities will range from games, circuits and running drills. 2. Anita Nott race Continue Reading →


The Barking Dog Sports Ground, Rising Sun. It’s that time again…. Heaton Harriers Annual BBQ now incorporating the Famous Beer Mile (1pm prompt) It will be back at The Barking Dog at Rising Sports Group, Wallsend. There will be food… lots and lots of food, drinks flowing, good music and good people. Once again we will be having a Beer Mile for those brave enough to take on the challenge. Continue Reading →

Hill training

Next week: Thursday 22nd of June: Meet Carey Burn Bridge, Harthope Valley Nr Wooler for 1900 hrs. (Takes 1 hour10 m from the toon).  Approx 8 miles, Group run so would suit an established runner who wishes to try out fell running in a safe way. Outward leg of Chevy Chase fr. Lifts to be sorted via facebook or at club. Please bring a drink and some food for afterwards. Plan for Continue Reading →

Club Handicap: results included.

Tuesday 13th sees the bi-monthly club 5K handicap on the West street course. results from George: Heaton Handicap June 13th 2017 time Hcap Actual 1 Janet Goodlet 26.50 -1.20 28.10 2 Robert McHugh 26.59 -1.20 28.19 3 Claire Smith 28.23 3.40 24.43 4 David Main 28.43 7.00 21.43 5 Craig Smith 28.54 8.20 20.34 6 Reg Checkley 28.57 -4.00 32.57 7 Niamh Stack 28.57 7.30 21.27 8 Mark Oliver 29.05 10.40 18.25 9 Continue Reading →

Monthly mile: results included!

Monday 12th june. Monthly Mile Starting at the junction of Rutland Road and west street.All participants can run an accurately measured mile.The first runner will start at 7.30 so it is advised you get there early to do a proper warm up. This is not a race , it is basically a personal time trial to give you an indication of your fitness level. Results from George: Pos Monthly Mile Continue Reading →

Flight of Fire Race Report from Lucas

Race: Flight of Fire Trail Half Marathon Distance: 13 (+2 miles) Terrain: Trail (gravel and stone slabs) Elevation gain/loss: 1,200ft Weather: Veryhot and sunny   Summary: ran hard, enjoyed the views, got lost, fell over, finally finished and then had a beer.   Early in May I was fortunate enough to be in Las Vegas for my brother-in-law’s wedding. In an effort to kick start my running mojo, following months Continue Reading →