Alex Lockwood

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Great North Run Race Report, No. 2

Newbie to the TBH family Felicity Watson offers her views on the magnificent turnout, complementing that stalwart Stuart’s report Before I started this race I asked Mr Kenny Mac whether I could begin the report with the line “I would like to forget the pain of…” Needless to say this was encouraged with some enthusiasm. …

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The country and the city: a book review of two halves

Run Wild Boff Whalley Simon & Schuster, £14.99 (or from City Library) I. First half: the city If you love city-based marathons, look away now. Boff Whalley, one of the founder members of the band Chumbawumba (‘I get knocked down…’) and member of Pudsey & Bramley AC (once national fell running champions) doesn’t love them …

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Tynedale 10k Race Report, 3rd July

Kym Eden reports back from the Tynedale 10k, and provides us with a decidedly ladies’ affair… With trepidation and fear I found myself amongst 700 hundred runners on a warm summer evening doing the Tynedale 10k in Ovingham. This was my first road event of the running season and having looked at the course I …

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Race Report: Jesmond Dene Handicap Series, R3

Nick Pearson discovers what it’s like to be Rooney-ed at the last of the fun and challenging Jesmond Dene handicap race series. I’d heard talk of the Jesmond Dene Handicap Series bandied about and seen several Tyne Bridge Harriers had been taking part in the earlier races and had quite fancied it myself but had …

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Hadrian’s Wall Half Marathon: Race Report 16th June

Undulating routes, sore glutes and Pict-taunting hoots: another superb race report from Keith ‘Old Boy’ Rooney. So here we are, I thought, waiting for the start of the 3rd Hadrian’s wall half marathon. The golden promise of the morning had given way to a chilly westerly and the seeming guarantee of rain sodden skies. Thick, …

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Clive Cookson 10k: Rooney Race Report

He’s TBH’s very own tabloid hack, Keith Rooney revels in the confusion, banter and needle of another superb night in the north east running calendar. “What do you reckon? Catherine Cookson?” “Eh! What?” “Catherine Cookson, any good for you?” “Sorry mate, I’m not into Victorian romance fiction.” “Nah man!…..The race!” “Oh!….. You mean the CLIVE …

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TBH Golden Mile Challenge: 11th May 2013

After organizing the superb inaugural TBH Golden Mile Challenge, Chris Graham has even gone and written up the race report. Good going, Chris. The first race was the fast lads from Group 1, the wise old heads of Kenny Mac and Dave Moir facing the exuberant youth of Shaun Brown, Daryl Davison and Sparrow Morley …

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Cragside 10k Race Report: 13 April 2013

David Beech reveals his winning tactics from the Cragside 10km. Well done David! The Cragside race route isn’t like any other 10km road race I’ve done, I do struggle with road races, so as I researched this one, I discovered it was hilly and with some beautiful scenery. The route is set in the stunning …

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Northumberland Half 10th March, Race Report

International Women’s Day. Mothering Sunday. Tyne Bridge’s Sophie Marr is 3rd placed Senior Woman at the Northumberland Half, taking North Shields Poly’s Suzanne Thew in the final stretch with a superb PB of 1hr 29m 28s. A weekend for the women — and what company. First woman home was Aly Dixon in 1hr 15, with …

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Launch of Tyne Bridge Harriers Golden Mile

The Beginning Starting as a conversation in the pub after the Great North Run 2012, the subject inevitably turned to the customary comparison of mile splits. This led to the question of rather than running 13 or 26 consecutive miles, how fast could we run just one? Thus the TBH Golden Mile was born. One …

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Winter Grand Prix 5k – Results from 8th Jan

Results for the TBH Winter Grand Prix: Race 4 are in! And your top 3 were: 1. Anne Grenfell 26:28, 2. Emily Knox 26:33, 3. Layla Osselton 26:45 The 3 fastest men on the night were 1. Tony Carter 16:41, 2. Kevin Jeffress 16:43, 3. David Beech 16:59 The 3 fastest women were 1. Lucy …

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Donostiako Maratoia – Donostia/San Sebastian Marathon, 25th Nov

Continuing his challenge of doing marathons in cities with two names (Turku/Abo in Finland in June) November found Colin Dilks in southern Europe, and here’s his race report. I had entered the Donostia/San Sebastian Marathon because I wanted to go back and see more of the Basque Country (or Euskal Herria in Basque) – that …

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Winter Grand Prix 5k – Results from 4th Dec

Here are the results from last night’s Winter Series 5k, with a record number of entries. Well done everyone. (Apologies that this spreadsheet is not whizzy).   Position Name Time Handicap Position 1 Sparrow Morley 16:20:97 57 2 Tony Carter 16:23:02 58 3 Rob De Giovanni 16:34:06 64 4 Kevin Jeffress 16:41:41 50 5 Keith …

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Hexhamshire Hobble Race Report – Sunday 2nd Dec

Dave Beech gets all slippy and slidy for TBH as he reports from the hilly Hexhamshire Hobble On a very icy and cold Sunday morning, the TBH contingent met at the local school car park which was now a makeshift race HQ and registration building, located in the small remote village of Allendale. Registration was …

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Norman Woodcock Memorial 5mile Race — 24th November

Simon Kristiansen smiles his way through another report on a fantastic day for TBH. A bright cold afternoon at Gosforth Race Course saw the running of this year’s Norman Woodcock Memorial race, well organised by the Elswick Harriers. A two degree temperature and icy puddles provided perfect conditions for the hardened northerner. TBH were once …

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Heaton Town Moor Memorial 10k Race Report (2) – 11th November 2012

Third time lucky then. When Dave Young, Sophie Marr and myself accidentally trotted over the start line at the end of our warm-up around the Town Moor before Sunday’s Memorial 10k, we thought we’d just blown our chances of a collectively run sub-41m effort. Luckily it happens all the time, we were told, and it’s …

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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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Loch Ness Marathon, 30th Sept

“That’s the last one until 18 miles,” panted a runner just beside us as we crested the big hill at five miles into last Sunday’s Loch Ness marathon. Through the tree cover on our left broke a view of the loch itself a couple of hundred metres below, as calm as a TBH coaches meeting. …

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