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It’s only mud..

With the cross-country season almost upon us, Heather Dorman has a few reassuring words for all those yet to dip their toe in the mud.   Cross Country – The Low Down Having really enjoyed reading recent postings on the website, I felt inspired to have a go myself.  With the cross country season looming, …

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Rob Wishart: A Personal Challenge

“Leeds & Liverpool Canal – not a race, just a personal challenge!” by Rob Wishart Hi folks. Setting the scene, here’s a short history of recent midsummers: Solo overnight run/walk of Hadrian’s Wall from Bowness to Newcastle, arriving in plenty time for the parkrun #good Solo again(no mates!) of Glasgow-Edinburgh canal route #good Lakeland 100 …

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2015 Arisaig Highland Games: Race Report

One of the delights of being associated with Tyne Bridge Harriers has been watching the progress of youngster Leodhais over the past few years, and if his race report is anything to go by there’s going to be no stopping him soon.   The Arisaig Highland Games have been held annually for years and years, they …

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Runner profile: Danny Fletcher

Danny Fletcher provides our next runner’s profile. A brutally honest account at times, but ultimately an up-lifting tale of how running, and running with friends and team members, can be life-changing.   I’ve suffered with depression on and off since my late teens, I have self harmed, had unhealthy obsessions with food and spoken to …

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Runner profile: Alex Lockwood

Tyne Bridge Harriers were formed in 2011, and one of the earliest runners to join the club was Alex Lockwood. In this report, Alex looks back at four years of running in the black & white vest.   Seven things I’ve learnt since joining TBH   In June 2011 I joined Tyne Bridge Harriers after …

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This Girl Can!

Sport England are currently running a national campaign to increase women’s participation in physical activity and sport called “This Girl Can!”and Tyne Bridge Harriers were in attendance at the Newcastle launch event of This Girl Can on Sunday 8th March in the Banqueting Hall of the Civic Centre in Newcastle (reports Vicki Deritis). An audience …

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National Cross Country Championships 2015 (Pt 2)

As already mentioned in a previous article, Tyne Bridge Harriers had a fantastic day-out at the National Cross-Country Championships, with both the men and ladies finishing teams for the first time in the club’s short history. Sara James and Kevin Cheetham summarise TBH’s weekend in London.   It was a bright and early start – …

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National Cross Country Championships 2015 (Pt 1)

Despite a very wet and muddy course around Hampstead Heath (London), Louise Kelly reminisces on a fabulous day at the National Cross Country Championships, Saturday, 21st February 2015.   4am I set my alarm for, thinking about why am I doing this? The answer to which was ‘It’s because you signed up for it Louise, …

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TBH and This Girl Can

Tyne Bridge Harriers are proud to have been asked to be a part of the This Girl Can initiative. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive running club, believing running should be accessible to everyone, regardless of age, gender or ability. We already have a membership that is comprised of over 45% female, many of whom …

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TBH Winter Grand Prix Statistics

Every cloud…   Unfortunately, injury has meant member Alasdair Blain has been away from the club for the past few months. But rather than mope around and disengage from running completely (which tend’s to be my way of recovery – DD), Alasdair has kept busy by developing a software program recording and analysing every result …

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Member of the Month: October 2014

  Selecting October’s Member of the Month was a straight forward affair for the committee. Step forward and take a bow Adrian Brooks   Over the course of 24 hours (6:00pm Thursday 30th Oct to 6:00pm Friday 31st Oct), Adrian ran lap after lap after lap of a 1 mile circuit around Newcastle/Gateshead quayside in …

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Want to take 10 seconds off your 5k with no extra training?

In this article, TBH club member Ian Pickett gives a very valuable insight into shaving those all important seconds off your race time.

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Great Run Club Challenge

Following last weekend’s Great North Run, it has been announced Tyne Bridge Harriers were the top rated affiliated club in the race. The GNR was the third round of the 2014 Great Run Club Challenge, a competition for affiliated clubs and registered athletes promoted by Great Run in partnership with England Athletics. To qualify, clubs had …

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2014 BUPA Great North Run

  For many, the Great North Run is the main reason they took up running. And if running 13.1 miles isn’t a challenge on it’s own, thousands of competitors also set themselves the challenge of raising money for charity. For 2014, several club members are running the event on behalf of their chosen charity and are …

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Tyne Bridge Meets Sports Science

In a slightly different type of ‘Race Report’, TBH member Ian Pickett gives his account as he was put through his paces during a science research study he became involved with at Northumbria University.

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Keep on Running: The Highs and Lows of a Marathon Addict

Keep on Running: The Highs and Lows of a Marathon Addict by Phil Hewitt Published 2012 Print list price £8.99 Kindle £4.79 Author Phil Hewitt, Oxford University educated, art journalist gets you quite annoyed at how he simply gets a freebee entry into the London marathon, which he happily mentions 3 or 4 times throughout his book. …

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VAANE ATHLETICS LEAGUE: 2013

This season’s Track & Field Team Manager for the Men, Mal Gibson, has this appeal to club members.   After a successful start to the track and field season with a joint-first place in our first meeting (see Mr. Moir’s excellent report), the next chance to get your spikes on will be Monday 20th May in the Veterans …

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International Women’s Day – 8th March 2013

Respected club member, Denise Waugh, writes this special article to celebrate International Women’s Day Calling all women out there!  How many of you have wanted to experience the benefits of running but have been put off by the common (but misconceived) barriers to participation in this sport?  If this is you, then it is time …

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