Ladies XC Akley Heads Report
National Cross Country Championships: 21st February 2015
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National Cross Country Championships 2015 – London

On Saturday 21st February, its was the English National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill, London. After an early train journey, the Heaton clan all descended on Parliament Hill.

Thomas Green was first to race in the U15 boys race. Thomas finished in an excellent 367th place in a time of 24 minutes and 32 seconds. James Green was next to race in the U17 boys race. James finished in speedy 270th place in a time of 28 minutes and 43 seconds. Well done to you both.

Then it was the turn of the ladies. First home was Nicola Roper in 240th place finishing in a superb time of 39 minutes and 29 seconds. Closely followed ladies vice captain Lisa Boyd. Overall the ladies team finished 75th. Cracking effort ladies.

Finally it was the turn of the men to race. First home was Ian Robinson in a time of 49 minutes and 23 seconds. Finishing 507th overall. He was closely followed by Rob Salter in 516th place, in a time of 49 minutes and 30 seconds. Team wise the men finished 60th in the six man team competition and 39th in the nine man team competition.

On behalf of the men’s captain and the three vice captains present, it was a great day for the club. To have so many entrants for nationals, especially such a distance away, everyone can hold there head high and be immensely proud of the days racing. Especially on a really tough, boggy, incline filled course favouring the tractor type of runner. Top effort from all who took part. A special mention also for our chairman George. Even after most had finished, he still had the guts and determination to get round. A tremendous example set from the very top of the club. See you all at Alnwick and next year. See below for full results and pictures from the day.

Mens Results:-

50700:49.23Ian Robinson
51600:49:30Rob Salter
59500:50:29Wayne Fuller
75000:52:04Lucas Longman
85600:53:10Micky Mallen
88900:53:34Scott McEntee
90700:53:42Andrew Bell
100300:54:44Mark Banks
105200:55:20Les Smith
125900:57:41Phil Green
162301:03:06Alan Langford
182501:07:59Gary Pattison
195601:17:31Danny Routledge

Womens Results:-

24000:39:29Nicola Roper
58300:47:02Lisa Boyd
59100:47:17Jenny Friend
68000:50:17Caroline Billis



Club Handicap – 17th February 2015


Pos Surname time handicap actual
1 Xena Marshall 28.04 -4.00 32.04
2 Gillian Johnston 28.14 4.20 23.54
3 Thomas Green 28.15 3.00 25.15
4 Caroline Billis 28.48 4.00 24.48
5 Andy Bell 29.00 11.40 17.20
6 Ian Sanderson 29.12 6.00 23.12
7 Steve Schubelar 29.15 10.30 18.45
8 J Copocci 29.21 7.00 22.21
9 Lewis Brown 29.22 4.00 25.22
10 Mark Best 29.23 8.40 20.43
11 Kevin Haddon 29.24 9.00 20.24
12 David Brignall 29.30 9.00 20.30
13 Alan Bell 29.33 11.00 18.33
14 George Nicholson 29.35 11.20 18.15
15 Paul Inskip 29.37 9.30 20.07
16 P R Smith 29.39 7.00 22.39
17 Scott McEntee 29.40 11.10 18.30
18 Magnus McGillivray 29.40 11.10 18.30
19 Gary Dicker 29.43 10.40 19.03
20 Caitlin Sowter 29.44 7.40 22.04
21 Ted Baty 29.48 5.50 23.58
22 Tom Oliphant 29.50 12.30 17.20
23 Mark Banks 29.52 12.40 17.12
24 Alex Harrieson 29.53 6.00 23.53
25 Charlotte Morris 29.53 8.30 21.23
26 John Moore 29.55 11.30 18.25
27 John Sturman 29.58 12.00 17.58
28 Phil Green 30.01 11.00 19.01
29 Adam Dixon 30.03 7.00 23.03
30 Ian Norman 30.07 10.30 19.37
31 Alan Neil Smith 30.08 6.30 23.38
32 Alan Langford 30.16 9.10 21.06
33 Jack Shawcross 30.25 7.50 22.35
34 John James 30.34 10.40 19.54
35 David Wright 30.38 9.00 21.38
36 Sue Linsley 30.41 8.10 22.31
37 Jonny Smith 30.56 11.00 19.56
38 Jonathan Hall 31.05 11.00 20.05
39 Denis Faddon 31.08 8.00 23.08
40 John Marshall 31.16 9.50 21.26
41 Iain McKinnon 31.22 10.00 21.22
42 Kevin Ross 31.26 8.00 23.26
43 Ken McEntee 31.27 8.30 22.57
44 Maria Stanley 31.34 5.00 26.34
45 Fiona Robins 31.40 10.00 21.40
46 Sam Daley 31.45 10.10 21.35
47 David Horner 32.26 8.10 24.16
48 Nina Cameron 34.18 8.50 25.28

Heaton Harriers 125th Anniversary Dinner

Date:          Saturday 5 September 2015

Time:          7pm – 1am

Venue:       Newcastle Marriott Hotel, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5HN

Cost:          £35 per ticket

  • Black tie* dinner to celebrate our 125th anniversary
  • Price includes champagne reception on arrival and three course dinner
  • Guest Speaker Charlie Spedding  (1984 London Marathon Winner and 1984 Olympic Bronze Medalist)
  • Live Music and Disco featuring Hip Operation
  • Tables of 10
  • Tickets available individually or as full or part tables
  • Open to members and non-members
  • Book now to avoid disappointment!

Other Information

There will be the ability to pre-order wine for the table (the package does not include any wine).

Discounted room rates are available from the Marriott Hotel for this event

If you require any further information please contact Deborah Hicks or any of the other committee members.

*           This is a black tie event however lounge suits will be permitted

Download the application form here

Jarrow and Hebburn A.C. Sportshall Athletics Competition

Our Under 11 boys and girls teams did extremely well in the annual competition for schools and clubs organised by Jarrow and Hebburn at Temple Park.

In a field of eight teams, the girls won a silver medal finishing ahead of a strong Durham Schools Partnership team and only losing out to the defending champions, St Aloysius School.image1

The boys were just edged into bronze medal position by the Durham team with St Aloysius once again proving to be the strongest.

There were some outstanding individual performances in the field events while on the track the relay teams combined together very well.

Congratulations to both teams for their performances, sportsmanship and support for one another.

Girls: Megan Darwood, Kate Lievesley, Jennifer Jasper, Olivia Katory, Anna Gillespie, Grace Chapman, Lucy Collins, Esme Douglas, Robyn Harvey.

Boys: Jack McLean-Knaggs, Harry Fletcher, George Darwood, Isaac Carter, Jamie Reed-Embleton, Daniel Hall, Aidan Francis, James Gorringe.

Northern Cross Country Championships 2015


On Saturday was the annual running of the Northern Athletics Cross Country Championships. This year held at Pontefract Racecourse. It was a heavy course in parts and testing. No major hills of note but a good tester for future cross countries this season. It was a good turnout from the club and excellent performances. Even before we left Heaton picked up Kelly Dodds from the Parkrun to ensure her monumental Parkrun streak continued. Doing two races in a day is quite remarkable.

In the senior men’s race, Rob Salter was first home in a position of 234th in a time of 47:24 closely followed by Wayne Fuller in a time of 48:08 finishing 267th. The lads finished 35th team overall. Cracking effort all round fellas.

Meanwhile in the senior ladies race, Nina Cameron was first home in a splendid time of 36:21 (108th Position). Next home was Fiona Robins with a time of 37:23 (130th Position). The ladies finished 19th team overall. Well done ladies.

In the junior races, Thomas Green finished 169th overall in the U15 Boys race and Holly Matheson finished 51st overall in the U15 Girls race. Sterling performances by both.

I feel a special mention is in order. A truly epic and legendary effort was witnessed in the Senior Mens race. I think we may have a Kenyan on our hands. Danny Routledge, after one shoe went by the way side 3 miles into the race care of the boggy conditions, chucked the other shoe is the river. Thus results running the remainder of the race with no shoes. Cries of hero and sign him up, were heard from the stands. Top effort sir. See the picture for the aftermath……


Roll on the harrier league where a big turn out is required.. Next stop for Heaton Harriers on tour is London……and the NATIONALS.

For full results of the senior races see below:-


NXC15 Senior Women

Brass Monkey Half Marathon 2015

Today was the 33rd running of the Brass Monkey Half Marathon run by Knavesmere Harriers. It was icy conditions from miles 5 to 7. Other than that, it was really good racing conditions. It was a really good day for the club. A well organised race and was a credit to the host club. Please find our club results below:-

84Thomas Bell01:21:38
186Magnus McGillivray01:26:37
220Mark Oliver01:27:55
232Craig Smith01:28:09
304Jason Wall01:30:53
311Chris Auld01:30:38
325John James01:31:18
407Dave Brignall01:35:07
431Nick Wardle01:36:09
436Dave Dale01:36:30
469Nicola Roper01:36:38
733Sue Linsley01:44:36
758Caroline Billis01:45:42
835Helana Walsater-Lowes01:47:58
858Michael Ewing01:48:40
964Ken McEntee01:53:00

Heaton Cross Country Championships

Saturday 17th January is Heaton Cross Country championships on the Wallsend burn course. Juniors and Seniors, free to enter.

Registration, changing, toilets and collect numbers at Willington Quay & Howdon Boys Club, Shaftoe Street /Archer Street, Rosehill, Wallsend, Tyne Wear NE28 7AB


Parking available behind Boys Club and in Car Park at bottom of Church Bank end of Wallsend High Street East near the course. Two junior races at 12.45pm and 1.00 pm . Seniors start at 1.15pm. Marshalls meet 1215 at Boys club

Bus Information – Brass Monkey Half Marathon & Northern Cross Country Championships

Brass Monkey Half Marathon:-

Times are:-

Leaving Blue Flame at 6.30am

Leaving York Racecourse at 1pm

Budget just less that 2 hours to return.


Northern Cross Country Championships (Pontefract):-

Times are:-

Leaving Blue Flame at 9am. Bus will be there for 8.45am

Leaving Pontefract at approx. 4.30pm

Budget approx. 2 hours 30 mins to return. (Taking into account service station stops).


On both buses you are reminded that no glass bottles are allowed on board. Any questions please let me know asap.