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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

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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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Faster, higher, stronger

A change of focus:  Coping when injury strikes and coming out stronger by Penny Wilmott I’m writing this from both a personal point of view as someone who has had persistent ongoing chronic injury problems and from a professional point of view as a Clinical Psychologist with 8 years experience specialising in helping those who …

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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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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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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

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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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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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Book Review: Eat and Run, Scott Jurek

Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness Scott Jurek (with Steve Friedman) Bloomsbury, £12.99 If you’re ever in doubt what a book’s going to be like, turn straight to the index. A: Activate Isolate Stretching Technique; addiction to running; addicts, recovering as ultramarathoners; aid stations. H: hamstrings, Hardrock 100, heat. V: vegan diet; …

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TBH guide to Aqua Running

Club member, Anji Close, introduces us to the world of Aqua Running. I want to start by attempting to dispel two common misconceptions about aqua running. 1: It’s not just for injured runners 2: It’s definitely NOT the same thing as aqua aerobics. My baptism of fire into aqua running came in May this year …

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Great North Run memories

Continuing our series of GNR memories, we have this one from 1991. Take it away Stu Dickson.. 1991 My First Great North Run. My first Great North Run was 21 years ago so my memory of the event has slightly faded, but as I was a young ‘whip snapper of a lad’!!! I can remember being …

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Great North Run memories

In the lead-up to next Sunday’s BUPA Great North Run, several club members will offer they own personal memories of this great sporting event. Starting things off is David Daniels. Like a lot of people at the time, I took up running in order to take part in the Great North Run. The year was …

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TBH guide to Fell Running

Club member, Louis Goffe, extols the virues of fell running. The sport of running is as diverse and colourful as the personalities that we have in our great club. Its beauty is in its simplicity and its accessibility, no one is excluded and there is a flavour for us all to enjoy. For many in …

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Simply the best!!

  Good news folks, Newcastle has came top of a recent survey to find the UK’s best running city. The article, in the October 2012 issue of Runner’s World magazine, highlighted the number of running clubs in the city, the numerous races throughout the year and the great locations to run, which all contributed towards this accolade.  …

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Piers Pye-Watson: 24 Hour Rowathon

Club member, Piers Pye-Watson, writes this appeal…   On Thursday the 12 July I will be embarking on a individual 24 Hour Rowathon to raise money for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity. This will be taking place on the ground floor of Citygate (in the room just behind main reception) and starting at Noon on …

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Darran Bilton – Marathon Training Presentation

Marathon Training Presentation North Shields Polytechnic Track Darran Bilton – 4th March 2012 The Marathon in a Nutshell! Sean Kelly kindly invited me to North Shields Polytechnic track on behalf of Tyne Bridge Harriers, to give a presentation on how to prepare for a marathon, how the race is run and what nutritional considerations should …

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Charlie Spedding: ‘From Last To First’

Tyne Bridge Harrier Louis Goffe recently attended a talk by one of our finest Local Heroes Charlie Spedding, and sends back this report from the event. To most he needs no introduction. But to those who weren’t around in the 80s or new to running, Charlie Spedding the athlete can be summed up in one …

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Hashing in Vietnam!!

Deka and I have just returned from our trip to Vietnam. We were hoping to run out there but having looked on You Tube before we went, there are almost 3 million motorbikes in Hanoi, the capital, and there are few traffic lights or road lanes. Walking across the road would prove difficult, never mind running. Anyway a bit more research online I came across the Hanoi Hash House Harriers.

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