Winter Grand Prix standings

Yet another update to the grand prix – those races are coming in thick and fast now! Well done to everyone who ran at the English National XC Championships in Leeds yesterday. Here’s how that race affected the standings, ahead of this weekend’s Harrier League fixture at Alnwick: James McKenzie 5 8 8 10 10 12 5 10 (68) Calum Mills 5 5 0 5 6 8 5 5 (39) 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 →

NEHL Aykley Heads: This Saturday (17 Nov)

This is the next fixture, a great course and not one that could be described as flat. As always a team event, where everyone who takes part helps the team from the fastest to the steady runners.  Club stalwarts it would be jolly good to see you there, and anyone who fancies trying it, speak to Ellen or Scott to get registered. Autumn is a reflective time and what better Continue Reading →

The Harrier league fixtures and training races.

So the harrier league dayes are here: Wrekenton–29th sept Druridge bay–7th oct (sun) Akley head–17 nov venue to be confirmed – 5th jan Thornley farm–9th feb Alnwick– 2nd march north eastern–8th dec–wrekenton northern — 26th jan (last saturday in month)-pontefract nationals– 23rd feb (last Saturday in month)– harewood house (north of leeds) sherman cup 27th oct –temple park Over the summer holidays, the following races are great training races and excellent Continue Reading →

NEHL Herrington: Well done Ladies!

The ladies went into this fixture in the top spot in division two and hopes were on a good turn out after the Christmas break. However what happened was a small but perfectly formed turn out.  The weather has obviously been wet for several days and the course had cut up nicely for the ladies starting. The ladies counters were Dani Smythe, who finished brilliantly in 4th from the medium pack, Continue Reading →

NEHL: Herrington Park.

Cross country fixture at Herrington Park next Saturday (6th Jan). Come along and have some fun, everyone. It’s a good course with plenty of variety. Cross country is great training and a good social event (especially when lots of people turn out). If it’s cake and camaraderie you want, then this is the event for you. All abilities welcome and actively encouraged. Because of the pack system everyone can make Continue Reading →

Cross country … what is it all about?

So you might hear in the next few weeks people asking you to sign up for cross country (XC)…. so whats it all about? Well, cross country is off road running over a 5-6 mile course for men and 4 miles for women. It normally is multiples of a 2 m loop.  The north east harrier league is the jewel in the crown of XC running, oft quoted as the Continue Reading →

2017 Heaton Cross Country Championships results

the only thing that can be said about today…….What a brutal course!! Well done everyone. Thanks to marshals , registration and officials, and particular thanks to George Routledge for the course set up and organisation. results Pos Name Cat Time Cat 1 Ian Robinson M 28.01 1st 2 James McKenzie M 30.00 3 Mark Banks M 30.27 4 Tom Oliphant M35 30.42 1st 5 Les Smith M45 30.46 1st 6 Continue Reading →

XC! You need to tell us if you want to take part!

XC season folks. This year we are not going to enter the whole club as its false economy as in reality only a handful actually run. Therefore you are required to complete this doodle poll if you think you may be able to run at least one fixture. Start Fitness North East Harrier League Cross Country Fixtures 2016-2017 dates, Sat 1st Oct 2016 – Wrekenton Sun 9th Oct 2016 – Continue Reading →

durham relays sunday 17th january

Durham relays this sunday: if there is another woman willing to run please let me know asap!!   All races are for teams of 3, each runner completing 2 laps of a fast, mostly flat, grass course of 1500m (wheel measured). Race Time Event 1 10.15 Veteran men* 2 10.55 Senior women/Veteran women* 3 11.35 Senior Men   therefore we need to be there by 9.30 at the very latest Continue Reading →