The club supports an annual Heaton Hills competition of which details are below. These races are designed to be tasters for more hardcore off-road running. *** these are accessible races. This year’s winner will be announced at the Christmas handicap and Buffet. This year the races have been chosen by Les Bellis and Sharon Cook, the 2017 men’s and women’s champions.
*** PLEASE NOTE from 2018 onwards: ALL Heaton members are eligible and this is not dependant on declared club on the day.
The best odd number to count. Max 9 races out of 13 to count.
Brough Law 25 March * Northumberland season opener. 8k***
Anniversary Waltz FR 21 April ( medium lakes race) 18.5k
Fairfield Horseshoe FR 12 May ( medium lakes race) 14.5k
Allendale fair FR 26 MAY ( medium) 12k***
Roman Wall Show (short) 7k Cheaper than Blaydon! 9th June***
Seven Hills of Edinburgh (Scotland Obvs!) 17th June (Urban hill race around the streets of Auld Reekie) 14 miler
Saltwell harriers 3rd July * Co Durham race with a refreshing midrace dip 9k***
Beacon Hill FR 12th July * Northumberland midweek race 5 miler***
Glanton show FR 11th August * Short fast and excellent pre-XC warm up. 6k***
Sedburgh hills 19th August, A challenging race in the Howgills, lots of climb 22.5k
Bellingham show 25th August * short fast race over rough ground with often sketchy marking 6.4k ***
Simonside show 15th September * 11k race through a river, up a hill and then back down through woods. organised by PG . 11k ***
Alwinton show October*. 2 3/4 mile race, along the river bank up a hill, down again and finish on the show field. 4.5k ***
*** races are suitable for beginners who can manage Harrier league XC.***
EDIT: amended Powburn show to Glanton show as to not clash with T+F.