Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 30 2012

parkrun roundup – 27th October 2012

In the lead up to Saturday’s Newcastle parkrun, the town moor was hit by several sleet showers and the organisors were left with the difficult decision of whether to go ahead with the event. Thankfully they agreed it could, on the proviso that the runners used their common sense (runners and common sense?), and even though the course was …

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Oct 29 2012

Original Mountain Marathon (OMM) – 27th and 28th October 2012

Intrepid club member, John Tollitt, sends this race report.             ‘Fancy doing the OMM with me?’ I was asked a few months ago by Geoff Davis, a fellow Northumberland Fell Runner, at the start of a fell race in Durham. I said that I’d think about and then asked a …

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Oct 29 2012

Newcastle (Town Moor) Marathon – 28th October 2012

Dave Moir sends in this report from Sunday’s race. Mud, Mud Glorious Mud After a rather disappointing outcome at Chester 3 weeks ago (unable to run due to a pre-race chest infection) I sort of wanted to replace it with another marathon, as I was still in fairly good marathon shape. I toyed with the …

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Oct 28 2012

Jedburgh Half Marathon – 28th October 2012

Well done to the five club members who took part in the 2012 Jedburgh Half Marathon. Despite the bleak and wintry conditions, all five produced note-worthy performances, with Euan Clubbs running a PB and Claire Rowley making her race debut at the half-marathon distance.   Adding to the feel-good factor were Alex Lockwood, running his second quickest …

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Oct 28 2012

2012/13 NEHL Race 1: Cramlington

Congratulations to everyone involved with the first harrier league fixture of the season. Outstanding performances by the Men and Ladies teams resulted in victories in both their respective divisions, with the Men also finishing 2nd overall behind Morpeth. The points scoring system employed by the harrier league means every race position counts, and both victories are a result …

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Oct 28 2012

Training Sessions w/c 29th October

This week’s training sessions are;   Tuesday 30th Gp1: 1-2-3-4-4-3-2-1 mins Gp2: 1-2-3-4-4-3-2-1 mins Gp3: 1-2-3-4-4-3-2-1 mins Gp4: 3 x 1 Mile Gp5: 20 mins Tempo Surge   Thursday 1st Gp1: 5 Mile Tempo Run Gp2: 4 Mile paced Run Gp3: 25 mins paced run Gp4: 3(1:1, 2:2, 3:3) Gp5: 1×5 mins, 2×3 mins, 3×1 …

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Oct 26 2012

Amsterdam marathon – 21 October 2012

The club’s very own shining star, David Daniels, writes this report. Following the disappointment of dropping out of a race, what you need, in order to make those inner demons disappear, is to enter another as quickly as possible. So, two weeks after my failure to finish the Chester marathon, I was standing on the …

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Oct 24 2012

TBH: Here, there & everywhere

Lynne Cornell’s trip to the top of Kilimanjaro with TBH shirt! Whilst I didn’t run to the top of Kilimanjaro I did reach the top on Wednesday 17th October at 08.15 in the morning along with my TBH shirt! Fortunately I had ordered extra large and this fitted over the 8 layers I was wearing! …

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Oct 23 2012

TBH Coaches Meeting: Thursday 25th October

Can all TBH coaches and group leaders please try to attend this month’s coaches meeting, Thursday evening 5:30pm, East End Pool foyer. Thanks Dave Anderson

Oct 23 2012

Training Sessions w/c 22nd Oct

This week’s training sessions are; Tuesday 23rd Group 1: 2(4 x 800m) Group 2: 2(4 x 800m) Group 3: 2(4 x 3 mins) Group 4: 25 mins Tempo Surge Group 5: Hills   Thursday 25th Group 1: 2 x 1M, 1 x 2M Group 2: 2 x 1M, 1 x 2M Group 3: 2 x …

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Oct 22 2012

NEHL 1: Cramlington. Times & Location

Saturday 8th October sees the return of the North East Harrier League Cross country Events. Tyne Bridge Harriers will be starting in Division 3 in our first year in the league and we would like to get as many Black & White shirts out on the field as possible.

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Oct 22 2012

Amsterdam half-marathon – 21st October 2012

Well done to the small contingent of Tyne Bridge Harriers who competed in this year’s Amsterdam half-marathon. Despite the bitterly cold northerly wind, all the members ran superbly, with a couple even picking up PB’s.         Times: (revised) John Tollitt: 1:29:24 Kate Meek: 2:02:26 PB Sue Mullinger 2:08:17 PB Vicki Deritis 2:13:51 Janine Swail 2:22:08 Full …

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Oct 22 2012

parkrun roundup – 20th October

Tyne Bridge Harriers celebrated a double-first this weekend as two of it’s members came top at a couple of the region’s parkrun events. At Newcastle, Sparrow Morley led home a field of 346 runners (incl. 15 members) to come first in a time of 16:30, whilst in Teesside, David Beech continued his fine form to come first …

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Oct 22 2012

Amsterdam marathon – 21st October

Guy Rintoul reports from Amsterdam My preparation for Amsterdam had been lacklustre, to say the least. Unlike my first [and only other] marathon in Edinburgh in May, I didn’t do enough training for this one – only 55% of the miles, in fact. This was partly because I was running it alone this time and …

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Oct 19 2012

The Dare 2b Spine Race : Preview

Club member, David Beech, writes about his forthcoming challenge.         The Dare 2b Spine Race is a 268 mile, non-stop, winter mountain marathon encompassing the entire Pennine Way. Widely recognised as the most demanding National Trail in Britain, the Pennine Way crosses some of the most beautiful, difficult and challenging terrain found in …

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Oct 16 2012

Hellhole Multi-Terrain Race: 14th October 2012

Well done to Sophie Marr for finishing 3rd Female in this year’s Hellhole race. The event, hosted by Derwentside AC, takes place on the outskirts of Stanley (Country Durham) and is an undulating one-lap race, approximately 10k in distance. Sophie, one of the youngest and most promising athletes at TBH, finished in a time of 46m34s and 24th place overall.   Full results can be …

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Oct 15 2012

Newcastle Stampede – 14th October 2012

Well done to all the members who took part in this year’s Newcastle Stampede race, particularly Kev Jeffress who, despite running the wrong way for almost 1k, still came home in 1st position.  Stephen Dixon finished in 10th position and Peter Kennedy 17th, both of whom followed Kev as he went the wrong way. Back for a third year after completely …

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Oct 15 2012

Rotary Blenheim 10k – 14th October 2012

Well done to club member, David Antill, who recorded a time of 41:20 in this 10k race, reducing his PB by impressive 3 minutes.     The Rotary Blenheim 10k is an annual charity run held in the park of Blenheim Palace near Woodstock in Oxfordshire – an undulating course through parklands on traffic-free metalled roads. The race is organised …

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