McKenzie finishes in the top ten!

Heaton’s James Mckenzie finished 9th in Parma Half marathon. A warm day and undulating course didn’t seem to put him off. He puts his excellent running down to post-race recovery wear of an unusual type and the support from esteemed teammate Mr Les Smith. We await a full race report in due course and also from the 10K. We are also awaiting an article from our new found guru in sports nutrition Jack Continue Reading →

Manor Water Hill race by Les B

Manor water Hill race Saturday 14th Oct 2018. Penultimate race in the Heaton Hill series..(9 of 10). Gonna be a nice they said, gonna be warm they said ……nope didn’t happen. Left Newcastle for a 2 hr 15 mins drive up to peebles in the Scottish Borders. Heavy drizzle all the way to Carter Bar on first part . Quick breakfast stop to take in the amazing views … well, Continue Reading →

Xc report from Keith

“Thank you, thank you for pushing me so hard.” I looked down, taking in the slumped figure, the glistening, tanned brow, the outstretched, tremulous, dripping hand, and acknowledged him, had to, he’d done well, he deserved the recognition. I’d passed him with a good 200 metres to go, but he must’ve stuck to me like a bloody limpet, hurling himself over the finish line just fractionally ahead, then promptly flopping Continue Reading →

Sherman Cup and Davidson Shield 28th October

Next Xc race is on the 28th October. Its a scratch race, no handicap and flat race round grassy playing fields at Temple Park, South Shields. One or two or three dips on the way round but mostly flat. Its a course for trail or fell shoes rather than spikes. Normal harrier league numbers to be worn. Email Scott or Lisa if you haven’t registered for harrier league yet and you Continue Reading →

NEHL: Druridge bay XC

Juniors:  We had representatives in the U11 girls with Billie Slassor and Shae Patterson. U11 Boys had Euan Wayman as our sole competitor. U13 Boys: Matthew Green stepped up to this longer distance and completed the course comfortably (a lie he says). Grace Chapman ran in the U15 girls for the first time and dad Pete went on to run afterwards with the senior men. Well done to all the juniors! Continue Reading →

London marathon club ballot

We will be discussing and agreeing a fair criteria at the AGM, at Blue Flames 11th October, 7pm. Please either bring your rejection slip to the AGM, or take a picture and send to Alan Langford, or forward your rejection email to, before 11th October.

October monthly mile results

Heaton Monthly Mile Oct 2nd 2017 Time Hcap Actual 1 John Moore 9.35 4.00 5.35 2 Les Smith 10.35 5.00 5.35 3 Jack Shawcross 10.13 4.30 5.43 4 Greg Pilgrim 9.14 3.30 5.44 5 Andy Duguid 9.05 3.00 6.05 6 Craig Smith 8.54 2.30 6.24 7 Sam Daly 8.49 2.00 6.49 8 Danny Routledge 8.44 1.30 7.14 9 Lisa Boyd 8.25 1.00 7.25 10 Michael Bentley 8.18 0.30 7.48 11 Continue Reading →


Don’t forget folks its monthly mile time monday(2nd october) starting bottom of west street  7.30.It hasn’t  been too succesful  numbers wise  so far this year so it could do with a bit of support.

Hellhole multi terrain 10K race.

A race nearer to God…Stanley is often described as such a place. This race is an excellent example of a local club race, run by volunteers and looked after by local officials. The race headquarters was at the local leisure centre, a very well equipped place with a nice cafe. Three of us had entered, Ian “Robbo” Robinson, Nina Cameron and myself. It was my first time but Nina had Continue Reading →


Tigger(james mckenzie) Wins Haltwhistle half marathon,Robbo (ian robinson) 2nd in hellhole 10k,janine routledge  1st lady in druridge bay park run ,steve shubeler 6th in  shefield 10k.Well done all.