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 was seriously worried about who would run after the flurry of injuries following the National XC championships. People started to Continue Reading →

National Cross Country Championships 2015 – London

On Saturday 21st February, its was the English National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill, London. After an early train journey, the Heaton clan all descended on Parliament Hill. Thomas Green was first to race in the U15 boys race. Thomas finished in an excellent 367th place in a time of 24 minutes and 32 seconds. James Green was next to race in the U17 boys race. James finished in speedy 270th place in a time of 28 minutes and 43 seconds. Well done to you both. Then it was the Continue Reading →

Northern Cross Country Championships 2015


On Saturday was the annual running of the Northern Athletics Cross Country Championships. This year held at Pontefract Racecourse. It was a heavy course in parts and testing. No major hills of note but a good tester for future cross countries this season. It was a good turnout from the club and excellent performances. Even before we left Heaton picked up Kelly Dodds from the Parkrun to ensure her monumental Parkrun streak continued. Doing two races in a day is quite remarkable. In the senior men’s race, Rob Salter was first home Continue Reading →

Durham Cathedral Cross Country Relays: Sign Up Now!

Durham Catherdrial

Durham Cross Country Relays will be on Sunday 11th January. If you would like to run, please let your captain, Nina Cameron or Phil Green know by the end of December. It’s a flat grassy course with one little uphill bit. 2 laps of 1500m. 3 per team. Further details on Durham City Harriers website.…/Final-2015-CathRels-…  

North Eastern Counties Cross Country 2014 Report

A fantastic showing at the weekend by Heaton on what was a testing course on the town moor for the North Eastern Counties Cross Country Championship. Some standout performances from Hannah Shillitoe who managed a fantastic 23rd in the Women’s Race with 4 Women making the top 50. Lucas Longman was 35th in the men’s race, breaking the top 40! Below are all the Senior Men and Women’s Results. Well done all! Senior Men Senior Women

NEHL Fixture 3 – Wallington Hall – Junior Report

We had a good turnout from our junior runners for the last Harrier League fixture of the year at picturesque Wallington Hall. First up and our sole representative in the Under 11 boys race was Matthew Green who finished with a trademark burst to finish in a very respectable 48th place. Next up were the under 11 girls who were lead home by Alishia Rushby who had another fine run finishing in 23rd place. Close behind was sister Naomi in 28th and making up our under 11 team were Nyasha Continue Reading →

National Cross Country Championships: 21st February 2015


  Yes I am early on sorting this one but this will take some organising. The plan is to go there and back in a day on the train. To wet your whistle ask anybody who did it last year and they will say this event is not to be missed. Here the official site:- After a few phone calls to East Coast Trains I have got a realistic estimate on the price per person to go down to the big smoke. This will come in at around £50 Continue Reading →

Cross Country 2012/2013 – Dates for your Diary

29th September 2012: Sherman Cup/Davison Cup @ Temple Park (South Shields) North East Harrier League 27th October 2012: Blyth (Cramlington) 17th November 2012: Blaydon (Shibdon Pond) 15th December 2012: Jarrow (Bedewell Park) 9th February 2013: Saltwell (Wrekenton) 2nd March 2013: Alnwick 23rd March 2013: Tynedale (Prudhoe) Championships 8th December 2012: North East Cross Country Championships (Hartlepool) 25th January 2013: Northern Cross Country Championships (Knowsley Park, Liverpool) 23rd February 2013: National Cross Country Championships (Herrington Park) 16th March 2013: Masters Cross Country Championships (Herrington Park)

Farringdon XC Races 2012

The 2012/2013 cross country season got underway yesterday with the traditional opener in Farringdon, Sunderland. In the junior events U13 Heaton Harrier Holly Matheson was 3rd in the U13 girls race in a time of 12.02. In the senior men’s relay Heaton Harriers ‘A’ we’re 3rd in a time of 38.44. Jamie Barbour 09.15 (6) Ian Robinson 09.56 (7) Oliver Jardine 10.03 (5) Lucas Longman 09.30 Heaton ‘B’, 13th in 42.16 Dan Robins 10.07 (19) Andy Bell 11.00 (20) Wayne Fuller 10.22 (15) Scott McEntre 10.47 Heaton ‘C’ (partial) Shaun Continue Reading →

North East Harriers League Farringdon

Another Great performance from Heaton Harriers at the Farringdon XC. As you are aware there were problems with the finish so this may have effected some peoples final position. All of that aside there were some fantastic performances from both the men and women. Jamie Barbour (promoted to medium pack) kept his current strong form going to come through in 3rd against a very tough field at the front. Nick Froom and Ed Taylor had quality runs and both featured as team counters for the first time. Kelly Dodds had a great Continue Reading →