NEHL Herrington: Well done Ladies!

The ladies went into this fixture in the top spot in division two and hopes were on a good turn out after the Christmas break. However what happened was a small but perfectly formed turn out.  The weather has obviously been wet for several days and the course had cut up nicely for the ladies starting. The ladies counters were Dani Smythe, who finished brilliantly in 4th from the medium pack, Continue Reading →

Morpeth Road Race

Great turn out from the good folk of Heaton today at the ‘Morpeth’. We had 10 representatives and there were some cracking runs too! First home was Ian Norman who also won his age group. There were also podium finishes for the following people in the age group: Nina Cameron 1st FV45 Les Smith 3rd V45 Ian Norman 1st V55 John James 3rd V60 Colin McEntee 3rd V65 Full results can be found Continue Reading →

NEHL: Herrington Park.

Cross country fixture at Herrington Park next Saturday (6th Jan). Come along and have some fun, everyone. It’s a good course with plenty of variety. Cross country is great training and a good social event (especially when lots of people turn out). If it’s cake and camaraderie you want, then this is the event for you. All abilities welcome and actively encouraged. Because of the pack system everyone can make Continue Reading →

Winter Grand Prix 2017-18

Heaton Harriers’ winter Grand Prix 2017-2018 Elswick R : November Blyth Sands: December Xmas Hcap: December Saltwell 10k: December Durham Relays: January NEHL#6 March Blyth 10k march april N Tyneside 10k (race full) Ripon 10 May Sund Hal May

Saltwell 10k race report from Nina

The motto “nil desperandum” does seem a bit unnecessarily alarmist for a running club so I always approach any Saltwell Harriers race with some degree of trepidation. Our first Harrier quest was to find the race headquarters, which (from the description of marshals) seemed to be some tall-towered edifice of fable, hidden deep in an enchanted wood. I made up the enchanted bit, but Saltwell Park is a great bit Continue Reading →

Brampton to Carlisle 10 mile race.

The day started with me wishing I had jogging bottoms as soon as I got outside. Then the ongoing questions of what to wear and whether or not what I had chosen was being under dressed. It didn’t bode well as approaching Brampton seeing a thick layer of frost. Today’s race was going to be a chilly one indeed. I also forgot my trusty before race banana and after race ham sandwich. I Continue Reading →

Aykley Heads: Race report.

Ladies report from Nina When you say “Aykley Heads” to a cross country runner there are three words which spring to mind: two of them are “mud” and “hills”. The third is best not printed. After a dry week we woke to a sunny day on Saturday. These factors spread confusion and perplexity over the North East running community: spikes (and, if so, what length) or trails? There was many Continue Reading →

Cross Country : NEHL Aykley heads, Durham.

The Harrier league cross country sees its next fixture this weekend. It’s free to all Heaton members but you do have to register before Thursday. (You can register on the day but it costs you a fiver) . To those who have run before this season, remember to bring your number. It is an excellent course in lovely surroundings. If you are not registered message or email Scott or Lisa ASAP!   Continue Reading →

Sherman Cup / Davison shield

Heaton was very well represented at Saturday’s Sherman Cup/Davison Shield fixture at a somewhat breezy Temple Park. It was great to see several juniors running and all credit to the U13 girls, who turned out a full team and so boosted Heaton’s overall score. Although a bit windy (we all love the tour of the playing fields at the end into the teeth of a gale) the going was generally Continue Reading →