Alex Lockwood

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Vancouver Canada Day 10k Race Report

Small world. You travel half way across the top of the globe to take on Vancouver’s finest* in the Run Canada Day 10k, and what’s actually going through your mind on the start line is the need to beat the guy from Wallington in the Great North Run t-shirt. To be fair, Vancouver’s best weren’t …

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Clive Cookson 10k Race Report, 21st May 2014

Keith Rooney and the pain of last week’s club championship. Thing is, you can’t PB every time, can you…? “And I died a slow and horrible death…..” The words ricocheted through my mind as I toiled one last time up Rake Lane, eyes firmly focused on the grafting figure of Dave Young, just ahead. He …

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Golden Mile Results, 10th May 2014

Golden Mile Results. Well done today to all runners in Junior and Adult Sections.    

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Wreckenton 2 XC Race Report, Saturday 22nd March

Keith Rooney waxes lyrical from the final XC of the year… although he nearly missed it Hm, smelt all right, looked all right. Caffeine eh?? I was looking for some tell-tale sign, a mischievous twitch of the lips, a suspicious flicker of the eyebrow – but all I got was the same, reassuring, expansive smile, …

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Seville 10km City Run, Sunday 9th March

Tony ‘El Torero’ Carter fills his boots before taking another mighty scalp in the bid to be Europe’s most travelled TBH runner A little more than 2 weeks ago I made my way to Seville to start an internship. Before going, when I was looking for clubs in the area, I had found out about …

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East Hull 20-miler: race report

Shaun Brown gets a few surprises about the people and gateposts of Hull on his way to a magnificent 4th place in the East Hull 20 Mile Race. As part of my training for the Virgin Money London Marathon I decided to take part in a 20 mile race as a test event. As it …

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Athlete Profile: Jomah Kekula

Original TBH member Louis Goffe profiles the life so far of fellow club-mate Jomah Kekula, and what running means to our December winner of the ‘member of the month’ award. For those that haven’t been trying to cling on to his shoe laces up at the front of group 2, you may know little of …

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The Scottish Masters Cross Country: 1st Feb

Another excellent run by Kenny Mac in the Scots borders, a report from this year’s Scottish Masters Cross Country Hawick in the Scottish Borders was the venue for this year’s Scottish Masters Cross Country and the event was hosted by Teviotdale Harriers. Hawick is famous for its woolen mills and production of cashmere jumpers. Their …

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The other ‘Northerns’ report

Never to be outdone, the ever-competitive Keith Rooney adds a little muddiness to Lindsay Walsh’s own superb retelling of the Northern’s tale. Things got a bit dirty during the race in more ways than one. I’ve alluded to it, but not been specific in any detail. It shouldn’t be too controversial. “Mud glorious mud”…..Eh? I …

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North Eastern X-C Champs, 14th Dec: Race Report

Our Mercurial Member of the Year, Keith Rooney, dives straight into the muddy stuff at this year’s North Eastern X-Country Championships and his ‘feud’ with Group 3 leader Mal Gibson. But will the pupil overcome the master, at last? Like black, gaunt fingers sticking into the moody sky, the trees marched along the skyline, and …

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A Warrior’s Tale: Norman Woodcock Race Poem

The Highland Bard Kenny Mac runs the Woodcock and pens the Craic: A damp Autumnal afternoon set the scene, For the Norman Woodcock, calm and serene. Newcastle race course, the Northumbrian plate; Runners in club vests, concerned about heart rate. A PB? Winning? Completion the primary care. As athletes gathered, a unified somnambulist stare. Three …

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Race Report: British and Irish Masters, 16th Nov

The Old Highlander Kenny Mac reports from this year’s British and Irish Masters X-C 2013 has not been the kindest to me in running terms. Everything was going well until the Sunderland 5k when Summer flu struck and then the most bizarre set of injuries kicked in, including a poisoned toe and the world acclaimed …

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Hellvellyn Lakeland Trails Race Report: 1st Nov

Claire Norman in the Lakes in Leodais’s shoes I thought I would combine my first trail race experience with my first race report… getting the excuses in early as always! This time last week the prospect of running in the foothills of the Hellvellyn would have been up there with my worst nightmares. However when …

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Blaydon Cross Country: Race Report

Who else but Keith Rooney would be reporting from the first official X-C of the season. Mud claws an’ all. I felt a reassuringly satisfying squelch as the mud claw’s studs bite deep, a feeling of satisfaction enhanced further by the helpless squeal ahead as a rival skewed sideways and went down. “Something wrong with …

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Western Sydney, Aus Half-Marathon: Race Report

Shaun ‘Where’s the Pharmacy?’ Brown finally gets over the jet lag to report from a cracking race from Down Under. As part of my PhD I have a few times been provided with the opportunity to attend conferences in different parts of the world. This time round my trip was to Wollongong, which is 45 …

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Great Cumbrian Half Marathon Race Report: 6th Oct

A guest report this week, from Karen Rooney at our sister club Tyne Bridge Warriors, on the Great Cumbrian half marathon. Go Karen. “A difficult nut to crack,” I said, gesturing around the massive, crimson-coloured bastion that is Carlisle castle. I was standing with Dave Young in the Castle’s central square. We were waiting for …

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Sherman Cup / Davison Shield Race Report

Possibly TBH’s most improved runner of the year (that gets the debate going!), Chris ‘I was nominated by Rooney’ Graham gives us his ups and downs of the first cross country event of the year. Arriving early, John Hurse and I busied ourselves putting up the tent and flag. We had not slotted together a …

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Northern Six Stage Relays – Race Report

Kenny ‘The Recruiter’ Mac takes us on the rollercoaster that was Saturday’s Northern Relays, still managing to find time to get Keith Rooney into the report. Well done, Kenny Mac. Blackpool: the quintessential English seaside town, famous for Rock, Rollercoasters and now for hosting the Northern Relays. Also the location for the Annual Pilgrimage by …

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