track and field frenzy!

The first week in June was a particularly busy and eventful one for track and field, Northern league match on Sunday 4th, the BMC and the NEMAA match on Monday 5th. The weather on Sunday for the Northern league was a bit of a mixed bag, but that did not deter a good number of the green and white army descending onto Churchill. The atmosphere was fantastic and the team Continue Reading →

Welsh 3000m Peaks Race 2017

Matt’s Account A warm Saturday in June, 2011, and a team of foolhardy walkers hobble down to Pen-y-Pass and return their numbers to the race officials – a fatal combination of too many beers the previous night, general lack of fitness, poor navigation and, above all, serious underestimation of the distance and terrain meant for a forced retirement from the walkers’ team event in the Welsh 1000m Peaks Race. Fast Continue Reading →

Druridge bay 10k: Summer Grand Prix

Always a fun day out, the Druridge Bay 10K is a favourite for the club. We have supported this “charity run” more or less since its inception. But don’t let the fun run tag put you off, it has always attracted a quality field of locals (and Morpeth A string runners). The course is based on and around the Druridge Bay country park. The race is organised by a composite group of Continue Reading →

Race Numbers, AGAIN!

Race numbers should only be transferred with the race organisers knowledge and sanction.  It causes race organisers significant problems compiling accurate results and allocating prizes. Passing numbers to people who are much faster, younger or indeed a different sex will always cause problems. This can lead to significant issues with prizes being awarded to the wrong person and or team. More importantly, it can deny the rightful winners their moment Continue Reading →

Heaton prize winners from Cookson 10k

From the top , Janette Kilgour (first lady over 65) Colin mcentee (first male over 65) John james (first male over 60) Ian norman (first male over 55)   Well done to all heaton harriers at clive cookson ,   we do not run for prize but it makes the cake taste that little bit sweeter.  

Important dates and doodles to complete

Weetslade relays Wednesday 21st of June 2017: 3 x 2.5 miles (approx.) traffic free multi terrain course. Each team of three must include a veteran and a lady. The vet and the lady can be the same person. complete the doodle before 31st may and indicate if you are a vet, o35. https://beta.doodle.com/poll/frxy93eb79g7xd48#table Masters track and field  22nd may, 5th june, 3rd july, 17th july, 31st july. more information here. Continue Reading →

Weetslade relays: 21st June

weetslade relays Wednesday 21st of June 2017: 3 x 2.5 miles (approx.) traffic free multi terrain course. Each team of three must include a veteran and a lady. The vet and the lady can be the same person. complete the doodle before 31st may and indicate if you are a vet, o35. http://doodle.com/poll/frxy93eb79g7xd48

The Pier to Pier race 2017

Club results, awaiting race report. TotalRank Bib Name Gender AG Club Race Time Pier to Pier 2017 130. 22 Paul Inskip m Seniors M50 Heaton Harriers 51:24 133. 893 Nina Cameron w Seniors W40 Heaton Harriers 51:29 170. 503 Doug Michael m Seniors M50 Heaton Harriers 52:39 208. 1199 Chris Checkley m Seniors M40 Heaton Harriers 53:58 273. 200 Pete Chapman m Seniors M40 Heaton Harriers 55:52 294. 486 Keith Continue Reading →

Ripon 10 mile.

This was the final of the club winter series and sadly only 3 of us travelled to Ripon for this scenic race. Blyth also had this in their GP and had a minibus full. (Note to self if anyone says a race is scenic it means big hills or something like a bog to plodge through). In this case, the race is “undulating” and “scenic”. It ascends on farm track and then Continue Reading →