Anita Nott Womens Only Run

Update – 21st April 2020

Given recent Government advice and UK Athletics recommendations, Heaton Harriers have taken the decision to suspend taking new entries for the Anita Nott Women’s Race which was scheduled to take place on Monday 29 June 2020.

At the present time, we have provisionally rescheduled the race for Monday 24th August if it is considered safe and appropriate to do so. You will however appreciate that we are unable to say whether or not we will be able to hold the race on this date at this stage.  We will therefore monitor the situation, we will take the Government’s and UK Athletics’ advice and will provide all concerned with updates as and when we are able.

Hopefully we will be able to run the race either on the original date or an alternative Monday evening during the summer. We are however suspending new entries for the present time until we can make that decision.  If anybody who has already entered already would like to cancel their entry now, then please email and we can arrange a refund. It goes without saying that should the 2020 race need to be cancelled a full refund will be given.

We trust that this is helpful in the circumstances.

Heaton Harriers Committee

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You can see a prize breakdown here : Anita Nott 2020 Prize List
( Extended Prize List from 2020 with additional age categories.  First 5 home in the race can win a main race prize and an age category prize )

Terms and Conditions can be found here : Terms & Conditions

Anita was a member of Heaton Harriers for a number of years. Anita raced in all disciplines from cross country to road and track and produced some outstanding results. As well as regularly racing for the club and being amongst one of our top performing ladies (winning the Davidson Shield on a number of occasions and the local 5k Sunshine run) she also immersed herself in the organisation of club events and also supported many of our younger runners who were just starting out.

This tremendous support and enthusiasm for the club and its members and a real love for running was evident in all that Anita did. Anita never made excuses as to why she couldn’t do something she just got out and did it. She was very keen to promote veteran running and as such welcomed generous prize structures in local races that highlighted the strength in depth of the veteran field. For this reason we have an extensive prize list for our women’s only race to encourage everyone to take part and remember not only why we run but show everyone just how well we do it!

Anita tragically lost her life in September 2006 whilst out on a training run. As a club we were heartbroken to lose such an amazing person and as such decided to dedicate our women’s only run to her name. This race has been well supported over the years. Anita was very keen to see women getting involved in running and would have welcomed all abilities taking part in the event.

We ask that you come and support our event and remember a great athlete! This could be the start of your athletic journey!

Start and finish is at the Jesmond Dene entrance, off Armstrong Bridge (A1058 Coast Road).

Ample local parking around the Corner House pub and Peoples Theater.

Race headquarters and presentation will now be at the new Millfield House cafe within Jesmond Dene (next to Pets Corner).

Course map here.

For all enquiries please email

Previous years results available here.

Anita Nott

Anita Nott at Blaydon Race 1999

Anita Nott At The Blaydon Race 1999