Thoughts on Thornley from Keith

  I knew I had to, I felt it coming like a sunless void devouring all hope – the desire to stop, withdraw. The chap in front had hunched into a painful ball and maybe that was the trigger – I pulled up. Mind, the pain rippling through my right calf was persuasion enough – but to stop?! Never, never had I stopped in a race, not even in that Continue Reading →

February Monthly Mile

Next month’s Monthly Mile has been moved back a week to avoid a clash with Blaydon Race entries going on sale on the 4th. The Monthly Mile will now be held on 11th February 2019. As usual, arrive in ample time to register and warm up before the first runner starts at 7:30.

Royal Signals Relays – runners wanted!

The club will be entering teams to the NECAA Road Relay Championships (Royal Signals Relays) to be held at Hetton Lyons Country Club on 16th February 2019. If you’d like to be part of a team, a link is available in the recent club newsletter and in the Facebook group. Alternatively, speak to Scott or Ellen, who will be putting teams together for this event. Please let us know by Continue Reading →

Heaton Harriers Cross Country Championships 2019 results

Results from the Championship race today, with thanks to George Routledge for organising the event, Les Venmore for timing and everyone else who helped out with set up, marshalling and registration. 4 Laps Results XC 2019 Pos Numb Forename Cat Age Time Winner 1 354 James McKenzie M SEN 28.07 1st 2 355 James Meader M SEN 29.13  3 357 Ian Robinson M SEN 30.33 4 361 Ian Norman M Continue Reading →

Club members Monthly Mile – results Monday January 7th 2019

Well done everyone at the blustery Monthly Mile. Special thanks to helpers Denis, Ellen, Sam, George and Les V. Results for Monday January 7th 2019 Time Hcap Actual 1 James Meader 5.12 0.00 5.12 2 James McKenzie 8.16 3.00 5.16 3 Jordan Cairns 5.26 0.00 5.26 4 Andy Bell 6.42 1.00 5.42 5 Phil Jamieson 9.14 3.30 5.44 6 David Dale 7.42 1.30 6.12 7 David Bullock 7.47 1.30 6.17 Continue Reading →

Club Members 5k Handicap results – 18th December 2018

Pos Surname Time handicap actual 1 Anthony Daglish 27.29 4.00 23.29 2 Keith Rooney 28.40 6.10 22.30 3 Andy Bell 28.57 10.50 18.07 4 Paul Stutt 29.01 9.00 20.01 5 Chris Checkley 29.11 8.40 20.31 6 J Heppenstall 29.13 9.00 20.13 7 Steve Armstrong 29.15 9.00 20.15 8 James Duthie 29.18 11.00 18.18 9 Jordan Cairns 29.18 11.00 18.18 10 James Meader 29.19 13.00 16.19 11 Danny Routledge 29.20 7.30 Continue Reading →

Heaton take team prize at the Blyth Sands Race

A mixed team of Ian Norman. Nina Cameron, James Mckenzie and Sam Daly were the first team at the famous Blyth Sands race. Ian finished 5th overall followed by his teammates.  full results here         Plac e Time Name Team Categor Actual time 1 00:29:40 MORLEY, Chris North Shields Poly AC M 55 00:34:40 2 00:29:48 MCNALLY, Mark Elswick Harriers M 70 00:40:48 3 00:30:16 MCKENNA, Jarlath Continue Reading →


Starting at the junction of rutland road and west street .All participants can run an accurately measured mile.The first runner will start at 7.30 so it is advised you get there early to do a proper warm up. This is not a race ,it is basically a personal time trial to give you an indication of youre fitness level

Shop as hard as you run!

You can raise money for Heaton Harriers simply by doing your online shopping! Easyfundraising is a site which partners with all the major retailers. Register on the site, download the application on your computer or phone, and select Heaton Harriers as your choice for charitable donation.  then go and shop!  The app sits in the background and if you go straight to a partner retailer it will pop up asking Continue Reading →