Heaton Hero wins again at the World transplant games 2017

John Moore repeated his success  at the World Transplant games from 2 years ago, this time in Malaga. John won gold medals in the  40-49 age categories for 1500m and 800m with times of 4.55.73, and 2.19.54 respectively,  which despite the heat showed consistent form this season. John also finished 2nd overall in the 5k road race, with a time of 16.27, leading the Great British team to gold. Well Continue Reading →

Saltwell Harriers Fell Race

Yankee Doodle poll……It’s the NEMAA fell championships again, incorporated into the most excellent Saltwell Harriers fell race this Tuesday 4th of July! Entry on the night only (5 quid) and only a shortish drive from Tyneside. (Also open to the under 35’s!) Please bring a dry set of clothes for afterwards, refreshments afterwards on the way home. Yee hah!

Anita Nott womens only 5k 2017

NEWSFLASH : Results now available here  A record number of entries this year, fantastic atmosphere generated from the Heaton Harriers marshalls and all the women who ran, smiles on their faces enjoying an epic race, which began with a minutes silence to remember Anita. The race was won by Emma Holt, Morpeth Harriers & AC, with the first Heaton Harrier woman home, Holly Matheson. Well done to all the 419 finishers, Continue Reading →

Weetslade Musings

“Seen this Rooney?” I turned, and there was Calum, squatting on the ground, scrutinising something quite minuscule. “Eh?” “There, see it?” So, I, too, bent and examined. Something was indeed moving imperceptibly. “It’s a frog!” He exclaimed, almost lovingly scooping it up and depositing it in the whispering, roadside grass. Yes, Weetslade, home of the relays, really did seem an Eden for wildlife; the bristling hedgerows concealing all manner of Continue Reading →

Coastal Run Bus

The club is looking at providing a bus again from Blue Flames to the start of the coastal run and will pick us up at the end to return. However, this will only happen if enough people request it. please indicate on the doodle poll if you wish a place on the happy Heaton bus! https://beta.doodle.com/poll/wcr5smyzray6t72q#table . We need final numbers by Tuesday 27th June.

Humbleton Fell Race

This is a typically low-key evening fell race and is a fundraiser for Shaftoe Trust primary school in Haydon Bridge. Cat BS, coming in at 5.5 miles and 915 ft of climb. It has a decent amount of climb and mixed terrain, varying from woodland paths to open fell pasture and tracks. It was also a counter for the northeastern counties fell series and had attracted a fast field. Heaton had Continue Reading →

Heaton Festival and Anita Nott update

2 important announcements: 1. heaton festival this sat  24th june – we are providing activities 12-5, can those volunteers who can make the start time please meet at the area for 11.30am. it is the patch of grass up the hill between the old windmill and tennis courts parallel to the bank we do heaton hills on. Activities will range from games, circuits and running drills. 2. Anita Nott race Continue Reading →


The Barking Dog Sports Ground, Rising Sun. It’s that time again…. Heaton Harriers Annual BBQ now incorporating the Famous Beer Mile (1pm prompt) It will be back at The Barking Dog at Rising Sports Group, Wallsend. There will be food… lots and lots of food, drinks flowing, good music and good people. Once again we will be having a Beer Mile for those brave enough to take on the challenge. Continue Reading →

Hill training

Next week: Thursday 22nd of June: Meet Carey Burn Bridge, Harthope Valley Nr Wooler for 1900 hrs. (Takes 1 hour10 m from the toon).  Approx 8 miles, Group run so would suit an established runner who wishes to try out fell running in a safe way. Outward leg of Chevy Chase fr. Lifts to be sorted via facebook or at club. Please bring a drink and some food for afterwards. Plan for Continue Reading →