Chris and Dan do the Bob. August 11/12th 2017

The Bob Graham Round is an increasingly popular ultra distance fell running challenge in the Lake District. Taking a circular route from Keswick it summits 42 Wainwrights over a distance of 66 miles with over 8000 meters of ascent and descent. It crosses a road at 4 points splitting it into 5 legs. Dan and I had spent months planning this joint attempt. We sat in the George Hotel in Continue Reading →

Another amazing long distance challenge. BGR

Following on from David Brighams Bob Graham success last year, Heaton harrier Chris Thain started out with friend Daniel Recce-Loram Friday evening at 1800 from the Moot Hall, Keswick. They were taking on the famous Bob Graham round to raise some money for the Great North Air Ambulance and Cockermouth Mountain Rescue team. Chris dad Phil suffered a heart attack on Haystacks, he was looked after by Cockermouth MRT and was transported to Continue Reading →

Heaton wins Masters TNF

Heaton tidied up the Vets Track and Field tonight, well done to all who took part. Chapeau to Lisa and the Two Johns for all the organisation and cajoling. A tremendous team effort to achieve this double! Phil

The things we do..or Heaton Party Pants!

Round up of last month’s club achievements We have been very busy racing over the last month with some cracking runs by everyone – well done all J and a very special mention and congratulation to John Moore who has won multiple GOLDS at the World Transplant Games in Malaga (see Track and Field section) Apologies if I’ve missed anybody (do let me know) and, also, if you have run Continue Reading →

Saltwell Harriers Fell Race

Yankee Doodle poll……It’s the NEMAA fell championships again, incorporated into the most excellent Saltwell Harriers fell race this Tuesday 4th of July! Entry on the night only (5 quid) and only a shortish drive from Tyneside. (Also open to the under 35’s!) Please bring a dry set of clothes for afterwards, refreshments afterwards on the way home. Yee hah!

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →