Weekly Round-Up. WC Monday 19th August.

Tuesday was the Club’s 3k time trail. Starting at Crossling’s Corner. Great turnout and a strong effort by everyone.

Wednesday was Durham Relays – unfortunately I do not have any info other than a few pictures.

Thursday – Club training night.

Saturday and we headed to parkrun to swelter in the sun. 59 Heaton Harrier’s ran in 11 different parkruns, with many more volunteering. This week we were active at: Windy Nook, Darlington South Park, Newbiggin, Gibside, Druridge, The Pastures, Blyth Links, Leazes Park, parkrun de Montsouris, Newcastle Town Moor and Rising Sun.

Celebrating his 100th parkrun was Danny Routledge at Newbiggin’s 100th parkrun. Brilliant achievement Danny.

At Rising Sun Marie Fontana ran her 50th parkrun. Marie has also volunteered over 25 times. AMAZING. On Saturday I also tried pacing for the first time – next time I will try it with the help of technology.

Sunday and a few of us braved the heat and ran. A focused group of HH’s ran out of Blue Flames for the Sunday Social Run.

Myself, Claire Dadswell, Vicki Addison and Bill Brown made the long but extremely beautiful journey to Stanhope to run the inaugural Stanhope 10 Miler. It was a very low key affair, but that made for a pleasant change. The event raised £1000 for Tribe Freedom Foundation which is an international charity raising money and awareness about fighting against human trafficking. The route was brutal in the heat, but we were fortunate to be distracted by the scenery. We also made the paper!


Over in the Lakes Les Bellis took on Grasmere seniors fell race. I am informed it’s a very hot, short run – well suited for our Les who was of course first HH home!

There must have been other events/races happening, but I am not aware of them.

Nadia Stock and John Moore have been working hard at Gateshead Stadium as part of the Transplant Games – a full write up on this will be posted separately.

Until next week – BYE

Abbie B

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