Monthly Archive: September 2012

Sep 30 2012

Redcar Half Marathon – 30th September 2012

Tyne Bridge had five members running in the 30th Redcar Half Marathon, and although the strong westerly winds made life difficult, every one of them performed stoically. First for the club (and finishing in 28th position overall) was David Daniels, in 1:22:30. Next was Dave Young, in 1:33:02, closely followed by Sophie Marr, 1:33:13. Fourth member across the line was Emma …

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Sep 30 2012

Loch Ness Marathon – 30th September 2012

Congratulations to club members, Steve Cairns, Alex Lockwood and Chris Graham, who completed this year’s Loch Ness Marathon. Just a few days after running a 55min 10 mile race, Steve ‘jogged’ around the marathon in a time of 2:52, and as David Coleman would probably have commented, “That is quite remarkable”. Alex posted a superb time of 3:27, …

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Sep 30 2012

Tyne Bridge Harriers TW3

Or for younger readers, That Was The Week(end) That Was. Tyne Bridge members were involved in several events over the weekend, with the first race report coming from Alan Wallace.   Kielder Blast Fell Race Report: 29th September 2012 I was caught off-guard a few weeks ago when reading Louis Goffe’s article on Fell running.  I didn’t …

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Sep 30 2012

Training Sessions w/c 1st October 2012

This week’s training sessions are:- Tuesday 2nd October 1st race of TBH Winter Grand Prix series. This series consists of six races, held on Newcastle Quayside, and is officially measured as 5k. (as such, all results will now be featured on the Power of 10 website.) Members are asked to meet at the pool at the …

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Sep 24 2012

NEHL: Sherman Cup / Davison Shield 2012: Times & Location

Let’s kick start the XC season Sherman cup / Davison Shield – Saturday 29th September 2012 Thankfully the warm weather seems to be over and we can concentrate on some proper running through a bit of mud, wet and cold. We gave good account of ourselves in what tends to be considered as the first …

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Sep 24 2012

training sessions w/c 24th September 2012

This week’s training sessions are;   Tuesday 25th TBH Summer Grand Prix – Race 6 This is the final race of the series and members are asked to meet at East End Pool between 6:0-6:15pm before making their way to Armstrong Bridge (Jesmond Dene) for a 6:45pm start.   Wednesday 26th and Saturday 29th Circuits …

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Sep 23 2012

Dumfries Half Marathon – 23rd September 2012

Still jubilant after his great run, Dave Moir sends in this race report from the Dumfries Half Marathon.   A tough course ?? I’m still undecided if this is a hard course or not. It’s not a flat course by any stretch of the imagination (a rumour that our friends from Morpeth Harriers fed us and …

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Sep 22 2012

Northern Road Relay Championships 2012 (Mens 6 Stage Results)

There have been some remarkable results in the brief existence of Tyne Bridge Harriers, both individually and competing as a team. But the performance by the Men’s ‘A’ Team at the Northern Road Relay Championships must rank as one of the very best. The team, consisting of Steve Cairns, Tony Carter, Keith Smith, Darryl Davison, …

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Sep 22 2012

parkrun roundup 22nd September 2012

  The majority of North-east parkrun events witnessed an increase in their attendances this weekend, which no doubt was a result of the recent GNR and the buzz still going around the country following the Games. Long it may continue. And for Tyne Bridge Harriers, the weekend was equally satisfying, with two 1st place finishes and one 2nd place finish at various …

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Sep 20 2012

Change of direction for Run Geordie Run

  Since 1994, club member Mark Allison, AKA Run Geordie Run, has being running around the world to raise monies for two charities close to his heart, St. Benedict’s Hospice (Sunderland) and The Children’s Foundation. Aside from running 11 Great North Run’s, 5 full major marathons and several Coast to Coast runs (each one in excess of 130 miles), Mark …

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Sep 16 2012

Great North Run 2012 Memories

Congratulations to everyone who finished the 2012 BUPA Great North Run. Despite the drizzly conditions, nothing could distract from a fantastic event and the customary great support from the people of the North East. Tyne Bridge members came away from the race with mixed results, with several achieving PB’s after running some brilliant times, a dozen or so made their …

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Sep 16 2012

Training sessions w/c 17th September

Did you watch Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford and the rest of the GB&NI team take on the USA in the Great City Games at the weekend? Well, get along to Tyne Bridge Harriers and you too can run along the same Newcastle quayside and past the iconic Tyne Bridge as our fabulous Olympians did just a few days ago.   This week’s training …

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Sep 16 2012

parkrun roundup – 15th September 2012

Despite some race or other grabbing everyone’s attention at the weekend, several club members still turned up at various parkrun events around the country, with some even doing the weekend double – parkrun and the GNR. Well done to all. Results for Newcastle parkrun, event number 138, 15/09/2012. 212 participants completed the run on Saturday. The first male to finish was …

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Sep 15 2012

Jungfrau Marathon – 9th September 2012

A magnificent race report of the JUNGFRAU MARATHON by John Tollitt. If you’ve ever written one of those lists of ‘Things to do Before I Die’, drag it out, find a space at the top, and write in big fat marker pen ‘JUNGFRAU MARATHON’. The Jungfrau Marathon takes place every September in the Swiss Bernese Oberland …

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Sep 14 2012

Book Review: Why We Run, by Robin Harvie

Why We Run: A Story of Obsession Robin Harvie John Murray, £8.99 We’re all a little obsessed. Some more than others, of course—a quick look around any running club will tell you that (naming no names!). For Robin Harvie, the obsession was running the Spartathlon. Harvie’s book is an enthralling tale of one person’s attempt …

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Sep 12 2012

Tyne Bridge Harriers, Tony Blair Sports Foundation and the Great North Run

Tony Blair, Patron of the Tony Blair Sports Foundation, wishes good luck to the TBSF 2012 Great North Run team, including several Tyne Bridge Harriers.     Click on above logo to view video. For more information on the Tony Blair Sports Foundation, click here.        

Sep 12 2012

Great North Run memories

Someone who wishes to remain anonymous supplies the next in our series of Great North Run memories, some of which aren’t always happy ones.  Always wanted to run the GNR but couldn’t afford it. One year I went along to see off a friend, leaving them at the start as I walked a few hundred …

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Sep 11 2012

Circuits in the Park (CITP)

Club member, Stephen Dixon, introduces us to the world of Circuits in the Park.   I set up Circuits in the Park in 2010 because I had always trained outdoors and people started to approach me to ask about what I was doing.  Friends, work colleagues and fellow gym buddies all wanted a piece of …

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