Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 31 2012

Training sessions w/c 30th July 2012

This week’s training sessions are;   Tuesday 31st Groups 1, 2 & 3: Sprints Group 4: Pyramid 1min, 2min, 4min, 6min, 4min, 2min, 1min Group 5: 20min Progression Run   Thursday 2nd August Group 1: 4 x 1 Mile Group 2: 4 x 1 Mile Group 3: 3 x 1 Mile Group 4: To Be …

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Jul 30 2012

Lakeland 100 Race Report

Lakeland 100 (give or take), 27th July 2012 by Rob Wishart         The Lakeland 100 (L100) starts and finishes in Coniston, along a 100 mile loop through deepest, darkest Cumbria. Flip (Philip Owen) from Elvet Striders gave me a lift to Coniston and our kit was scrutinised before they let you start. Then we joined the …

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Jul 30 2012

Paavo Nurmi Marathon race report, 30th June 2012

Paavo Nurmi Marathon (Turku, Finland) Race report by Colin Dilks I had heard of this city marathon a few years ago when I was in Finland and had arranged my summer holidays to coincide with the race this year. Turku is a city on the south west coast of Finland and was home to Paavo …

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Jul 30 2012

Gay 5k race report, July 20th 2012

Northern Frontrunners Gay 5k race report by Colin Dilks This was guaranteed to be a race with a difference – the first race organised by the North East’s new Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) running club as part of the Pride celebrations over the following weekend.  The event had been hit by the bad …

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Jul 30 2012

parkrun round-up 28th July 2012

Tyne Bridge were represented at three parkrun events this weekend, with eight members at Newcastle, one member at Leeds and one member running at Abingdon. Tony Carter was first finisher at Newcastle, in a time of 16:51. Meanwhile, in Leeds, Keith Smith was making his parkrun debut, and what a debut. Although only finishing fifth overall, Keith’s time of 17:21 …

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Jul 25 2012

Elswick Cup results

(updated 27th July 2012) Following sterling work by Newcastle City Council and members of Elswick Harriers, this year’s Elswick Cup went ahead without any problems, and on a successful night for Tyne Bridge Harriers the club won the Men’s team prize and made a clean sweep of the Veteran Men awards. The 5k race around Exhibition Park and Newcastle Town Moor was …

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Jul 25 2012

Tynedale 10 Mile Road Race

This year’s Tynedale 10 Mile road road takes place on Sunday 2nd September and entries are going fast.  The race, affectionally known as ‘The Jelly Tea’ on account of the jelly dessert post-race, has a limit of 700, with the closing date on 20th August (although the organisors would encourage people to enter earlier than this!). The race, which starts on the outskirts …

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Jul 24 2012

2012 Northumberland Coastal Run Race Report

2012 Coastal Run race report by Sean Kelly Thrills, spills and awesome views. The Coastal Run (also known as ‘The Beadnell to Alnmouth Race’) is a well established fixture in the north-east running calendar.  The route begins at Beadnell Harbour and then heads south to Alnmouth It’s approximately 14 miles, depending on whether the tide …

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Jul 24 2012

Great North 10k Race Report

Great North 10k Run by Stuart Dickson 5am early morning start and it’s down to the local car boot sale. Which, believe it or not, is perfect preparation to getting a PB in your 10k. Don’t believe me then read on and I will explain. Apart from the Great North Run, the Great North 10k …

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Jul 24 2012

Lochalsh Dirty 30 Race Report

Lochalsh Dirty 30, Saturday 9th June 2012 by Colin Dilks This is a race that I had been hoping to do ever since I first heard of it when I was travelling around the west coast of Scotland a few years back. A 30 mile race with a total ascent of 1,152meters on mixed terrain. …

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Jul 23 2012

Gay 5k Results – 20th July 2012

As part of the the Newcastle Pride celebrations, a 5k fun was scheduled to take place around Exhitbition park and Newcastle Town Moor, but due to the recent poor weather – and resultant flood damage – the 5k run was switched at the last moment to Leazes Park. But this change of venue didn’t deter the field of 80 runners, including a small contingent from Tyne …

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Jul 23 2012

parkrun round-up Saturday 21st July

Another week and another change of course at Newcastle parkrun With the Gay Pride exhibition going on in Exhibition Park, it meant the organisors of Newcastle parkrun had to come up with an alternative route for the third week in a row. Or was it the fourth week? Anyway, nine members joined the rest of …

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Jul 23 2012

2012 Northumberland Coastal Run

The Northumberland Coastal Run, superbly organised by Alnwick Harriers, is one of the highlights of the racing calendar, and was named as the UK’s best race a few years ago. The event’s 14 mile route, starting from Beadnell Bay and finishing at Alnmouth, offers some of the most beautiful views of the North-East and it is a race every runner …

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Jul 22 2012

BUPA Great North 10k Run 2012

Congratulations to the 16 members who took part in this year’s BUPA Great North 10k run. Conditions were nigh on perfect for racing, and this was reflected with some fantastic race times. Overall race winner was Scott Overall, in a time of 29m 34s, and first female finisher was Gemma Steel, in a time of 32m 56s. …

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Jul 22 2012

training sessions w/c 23rd July 2012

this week’s training sessions are;   Tuesday 24th Gp.1: Hills Gp.2: Hills Gp.3: Hills Gp.4: 2 sets (1x4min, 5x1min) Gp.5: 4 x 4mins   Thursday 26th Gp.1: 400m reps Gp.2: 400m reps Gp.3: 400m reps Gp.4: Hills Gp.5: 20min Fartlek   All sessions to include warm-up and cool-down run

Jul 17 2012

2012 Summer Grand Prix Series – Race 4 results

On a perfect evening for racing, Jude Smith led home the pack of runners across the finishing line, with Dianne Pringle following close behind. Out of the 55 members completing the challenging two-mile route around Jesmond Dene, 12 were making their first appearance of the series. Quickest time of the race was posted by Marc Fenwick, with a scorching …

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Jul 17 2012

NewcastleGateshead Bridges Festival

Have you ever looked at pieces of so-called modern art these days and thought to yourself ‘I could do better than that!!’, well now’s your chance as a forth-coming event in the region is looking for budding artists. Read on… Dear Tyne Bridge Harriers I’m currently working on an event as part of the NewcastleGateshead Bridges …

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Jul 17 2012

2012 Summer Grand Prix – Current points table

This evening, 17th July, sees the 4th race of the 2012 Summer Grand Prix series, and after 3 events, current leader, Alison Habebi, has a slight advantage over second placed athlete, Imran Mohammed. But with a maximum of 300 points still available, Alison and Imran can’t rest on their laurels as the chasing pack will …

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