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 →

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 →

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 →

2017 Heaton Cross Country Championships results

the only thing that can be said about today…….What a brutal course!! Well done everyone. Thanks to marshals , registration and officials, and particular thanks to George Routledge for the course set up and organisation. results Pos Name Cat Time Cat 1 Ian Robinson M 28.01 1st 2 James McKenzie M 30.00 3 Mark Banks M 30.27 4 Tom Oliphant M35 30.42 1st 5 Les Smith M45 30.46 1st 6 Continue Reading →

XC! You need to tell us if you want to take part!

XC season folks. This year we are not going to enter the whole club as its false economy as in reality only a handful actually run. Therefore you are required to complete this doodle poll if you think you may be able to run at least one fixture. Start Fitness North East Harrier League Cross Country Fixtures 2016-2017 dates, Sat 1st Oct 2016 – Wrekenton Sun 9th Oct 2016 – Continue Reading →

durham relays sunday 17th january

Durham relays this sunday: if there is another woman willing to run please let me know asap!!   All races are for teams of 3, each runner completing 2 laps of a fast, mostly flat, grass course of 1500m (wheel measured). Race Time Event 1 10.15 Veteran men* 2 10.55 Senior women/Veteran women* 3 11.35 Senior Men   therefore we need to be there by 9.30 at the very latest Continue Reading →

heaton harriers 125 trail race

The Heaton Harriers 125 Trail race is multi terrain run taking in the beauty of the Rising Sun Country Park. It is free to all club members and takes place on Sunday 27th December. Parking and registration from 12pm at The Barking Dog Sports Bar, Kings Rd North, Wallsend. Junior race to start 1pm and senior race at 1.25pm. Presentation, drinks, buffet and kiddie crafts back at Barking Dog after Continue Reading →

durham cathedral relays sunday 17th january

who is in? GET YOUR NAMES DOWN NOW PLEASE! i am coordinating all teams so let me know if you are able to run. lets get as many teams out as possible!!   please let me know by completing the easy doodle poll. thanks,  lisa      

Start Fitness NEHL 2016-2017 XC

Cross country dates for your diary! Sat 1st Oct 2016 Wrekenton, Sun 9th Oct 2016 Druridge Bay, Sat 19th Nov 2016 Sherman Cup Temple Park, Sat 26th Nov 2016 Thornley Hall Farm Peterlee, Sat 7th Jan 2017 Herrington Park Sunderland, Sat 11th Feb 2017 Thornley Hall Farm Peterlee, Sat 4th March 2017 Alnwick Castle.  

NEHL Alnwick: Senior Mens Report.

So the chips were down at Alnwick, we were second from bottom and facing the drop with Low fell. The course had been fine tuned with the bottle neck on the first climb being removed and a wide gate substituted  further up.  Great route choice Alnwick, It made the route even more run able. The rest of the course was as previous years , except bone dry under foot. I Continue Reading →