Chevy training: Thursday evening

Run from the Hawsen burn to the Rowan Tree (the tree) on the Harthope burn. An easy climb up Hedgehope (think brisk walk) then run down the racing line to the crags and Brands corner. Jog up the road to the cars. 8miles ish Leave high Heaton 1730 ish aim to depart the white bridge for 1830 -1845. (Hawsen  burn bridge langleeford) If low cloud is forecast an alternative sesh will be put on Continue Reading →

Roman Wall Show fell race.

Next Saturday is the next Heaton hills race, Roman wall show fell race. Entry is 3 quid on the day and the race starts from the showground near to Steel Rigg car park on the Roman wall. Its roughly 5 miles and takes in the world heritage site of Hadrian’s wall and Sycamore gap. The return route is in barbarian territory north of the wall. Its an ideal first fell race, Continue Reading →

Heaton Golden Girls!

A busy weeks racing this week with the Clive Cookson 10k, Allendale Fair Fell race and Druridge bay 10k. Dani Smythe was 1st lady at the Clive Cookson 10K organised by North Shields Poly. midweek. Ellen Roberts was 1st lady at the Sunny Allendale fair Fell race on Saturday. Lisa Harpin retained the trophy for Heaton after finishing 1st lady at the very hot Druridge bay 10k today. Jolly well-done ladies Continue Reading →

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 →