North east counties 10000 M Championships. Win For Dani Smythe!

Heaton was represented by James Meader and Dani Smythe at Monkton stadium. James had a good race and won the B race outright abd Dani won the ladies  NE championship race by a margin of two laps.! Well done to you both and great to have a northeast champion in the club. The club president Les Venmore was very happy today at Terry O Gara when I chatted with him. Proud Continue Reading →

First Northern League: 5th May

Heaton Harriers are hosting the first fixture of the season at Churchill, Monkseaton on the above date. We need lots of competitors to take part and helpers to assist with the day. So if your significant other is at a loose end bring them along to help. There are many events to take part in and watch. This is the track and field equivalent of harrier league and we get point for competitors in events. Continue Reading →

Alnwick XC: Mens race report

Alnwick, the town of my birth and the theatre of dreams for the final fixture of the harrier league.  A relegation dogfight between Elvet, Ourselves, Wallsend and the Poly in the top division.  Only three points between the lot of us. I arrived early with Nina, Alyson, Tom and Alan to find HQ established by Messers Dicker and Matheson. The flag was hoisted (after a short holiday in my washing Continue Reading →

Alnwick XC: Ladies Race report from Nina

It wasn’t really the type of weather to go gadding around in a vest. In fact I would have been quite happy to not to leave the house at all. Nevertheless there was a great deal at stake for the Heaton ladies. After the previous fixture we seemed pretty much assured of promotion to Division 1. This was not enough, though: we wanted to be Division 2 champions and Sunderland Continue Reading →

Alnwick XC this Saturday!

Ladies and Gentlemen of Heaton Harriers, your club requests your presence at Alnwick for the final fixture. If you have not run this season consider it and speak to Scott or Lisa before tomorrow. phil

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 →