McKenzie finishes in the top ten!

Heaton’s James Mckenzie finished 9th in Parma Half marathon. A warm day and undulating course didn’t seem to put him off. He puts his excellent running down to post-race recovery wear of an unusual type and the support from esteemed teammate Mr Les Smith. We await a full race report in due course and also from the 10K. We are also awaiting an article from our new found guru in sports nutrition Jack Continue Reading →

Manor Water Hill race by Les B

Manor water Hill race Saturday 14th Oct 2018. Penultimate race in the Heaton Hill series..(9 of 10). Gonna be a nice they said, gonna be warm they said ……nope didn’t happen. Left Newcastle for a 2 hr 15 mins drive up to peebles in the Scottish Borders. Heavy drizzle all the way to Carter Bar on first part . Quick breakfast stop to take in the amazing views … well, Continue Reading →

Xc report from Keith

“Thank you, thank you for pushing me so hard.” I looked down, taking in the slumped figure, the glistening, tanned brow, the outstretched, tremulous, dripping hand, and acknowledged him, had to, he’d done well, he deserved the recognition. I’d passed him with a good 200 metres to go, but he must’ve stuck to me like a bloody limpet, hurling himself over the finish line just fractionally ahead, then promptly flopping Continue Reading →

Sherman Cup and Davidson Shield 28th October

Next Xc race is on the 28th October. Its a scratch race, no handicap and flat race round grassy playing fields at Temple Park, South Shields. One or two or three dips on the way round but mostly flat. Its a course for trail or fell shoes rather than spikes. Normal harrier league numbers to be worn. Email Scott or Lisa if you haven’t registered for harrier league yet and you Continue Reading →

NEHL: Druridge bay XC

Juniors:  We had representatives in the U11 girls with Billie Slassor and Shae Patterson. U11 Boys had Euan Wayman as our sole competitor. U13 Boys: Matthew Green stepped up to this longer distance and completed the course comfortably (a lie he says). Grace Chapman ran in the U15 girls for the first time and dad Pete went on to run afterwards with the senior men. Well done to all the juniors! Continue Reading →

Hellhole multi terrain 10K race.

A race nearer to God…Stanley is often described as such a place. This race is an excellent example of a local club race, run by volunteers and looked after by local officials. The race headquarters was at the local leisure centre, a very well equipped place with a nice cafe. Three of us had entered, Ian “Robbo” Robinson, Nina Cameron and myself. It was my first time but Nina had Continue Reading →

Cross country … what is it all about?

So you might hear in the next few weeks people asking you to sign up for cross country (XC)…. so whats it all about? Well, cross country is off road running over a 5-6 mile course for men and 4 miles for women. It normally is multiples of a 2 m loop.  The north east harrier league is the jewel in the crown of XC running, oft quoted as the Continue Reading →

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