The Pier to Pier race 2017

Club results, awaiting race report. TotalRank Bib Name Gender AG Club Race Time Pier to Pier 2017 130. 22 Paul Inskip m Seniors M50 Heaton Harriers 51:24 133. 893 Nina Cameron w Seniors W40 Heaton Harriers 51:29 170. 503 Doug Michael m Seniors M50 Heaton Harriers 52:39 208. 1199 Chris Checkley m Seniors M40 Heaton Harriers 53:58 273. 200 Pete Chapman m Seniors M40 Heaton Harriers 55:52 294. 486 Keith Continue Reading →

Ripon 10 mile.

This was the final of the club winter series and sadly only 3 of us travelled to Ripon for this scenic race. Blyth also had this in their GP and had a minibus full. (Note to self if anyone says a race is scenic it means big hills or something like a bog to plodge through). In this case, the race is “undulating” and “scenic”. It ascends on farm track and then Continue Reading →

Fairfield Horseshoe Race 2017

Matt reports: A drive over to the Lakes plagued by heavy rain didn’t exactly spark enthusiasm for the day ahead however by the time we were parked in the race car park at Rydal, the showers had become significantly lighter. The thick cloud on the hills seemed set to persist though and the half-mile walk between car and race registration gave ample time to consider what the grey murk loitering Continue Reading →

The Sand Dancer 2017

Event : Sand Dancer 10k Location : South Shields Surface : multi-terrain Date : 30th April 2017 @ 11am Heaton attendees spotted : (sorry if I’ve missed anyone) Nina Cameron, Jenny Friend, Reg Checkley, Danny Routledge, Phil Green, Colin Mcentee, Nick Monte, Chris Checkley This was a last minute decision, I hadn’t been aware of the Sand Dancer 10k until the week before, but I think it could become a Continue Reading →

The Pendulum 2017

Cheviot/Hedgehope Pendulum Race 2017 In contrast to the arctic conditions on the tops that seemed to characterise the 2016 race, the snow did not make a return for this year’s Pendulum. Instead, the 61 runners who gathered in the stunning Harthope Valley on Sunday were met with clear, sunny conditions albeit with a strong, cold wind. Fortunately, the wind was an Easterly so on our backs for the up-hills and Continue Reading →

Terry O Gara 5k

So the same day as the Hordes were setting forth in London town a much smaller race was taking place in North Tyneside. The Terry O Gara 5k is organised by our neighbours Wallsend Harriers and is an excellent route with just a gentle incline on the course. It was also chosen as the NEMAA 5k championships. I have tried to garner a few different race views Calum Mills “Terry Continue Reading →

An Ode to London Marathon runners

God speed Ye Heaton Horde Heroes one and all All shapes and sizes Tiny to Magnus tall So here’s to an absolutely amazing day Smash it, tear it up people, paint the town red No need to falter into that tumultuous fray No reason for dread For Ye are all athletes Hard, hard as northern iron Hammered, honed and formed In resolve and steadfastness akin to a lion So what’s Continue Reading →

The Blyth and Tyne…Not a story of a pub or railway line.

Holy week saw a flurry of racing, starting with Blyth Running club 10K on Palm Sunday. Heaton was well represented with 28 runners on what was quite a warm day. The out and back course was fairly wind free, which made for some fast times. Ian Robinson, in form for London Marathon, was having his last sharpener before the big race in two weeks time. He finished first for Heaton Continue Reading →

Robbo Wins!

Ian Robinson wins the clubs prestigious Ringtons cup. After a top twenty place at Blyth 10K Robbo carried on his excellent preparation for London with victory tonight. Full results to follow!

Ringtons Cup Tonight. No club session at Blue Flames!

Tonight is the annual Ringtons Cup 5k and there is no session at Blue Flames. The race is on the handicap course and please gather from 7pm for a race start at 720pm. If your not running come and support. Presentation night, Buffet and THE music quiz afterwards in the Lindisfarne club.