Category: Cross Country

Whipper In: History of North East Cross Country

WHIPPER IN The Northumberland and Durham Paperchase League, the Early Years, the Forerunner of the North East Harrier League by Archie Jenkins   Modern day cross country running evolved from the public school activity ‘Hare & Hounds’ or ‘Paper Chasing’. This human form of hunting embraced the terms commonly used in the field sport. The …

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Results Round-up: July 2016

A round-up of results featuring Tyne Bridge Harriers. [updated 2 August 2016] Please get in touch if you’ve took part in an event which isn’t listed, ran a Personal Best (PB) or set a club record.   Chevy Chase (20 Mile Fell race): Saturday 2 July 2016   Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon: Saturday/Sunday 2 & …

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2016 Elvet Striders Clamber: Race Report

Victoria Harrison breaks her race reporting duck with this tremendous account from the Elvet Striders Clamber race.   Elvet Striders Clamber Race (5.2miles): Wednesday 27 July 2016   On a gorgeous Wednesday evening, myself and my other half Garry made our way down to Durham for the Elvet Striders Clamber Race – 5.2 miles of cross …

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UK Inter-Counties Fell Race Champs: Race Report

Dave Moir reports from the UK Inter-counties Fell Race Championships   Ras Moel Eilio (Snowdonia – Wales) – 14th May 2016   One flew over the cuckoo’s nest   I’m definitely getting one of those fear lobotomies that most fell runners have had before my next fell race. I think this was one of the …

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Baildon Boundary Way 2016: Race Report

Danny Fletcher, TBH’s pin-up boy, writes this report from the Yorkshire dales.   Baildon Boundary Way: Sunday 3 April 2016   Baildon Boundary Way, probably a run that not many of you, if any have heard of, yet this multi terrain half marathon usually sells out in hours of entries being opened. Organised by Baildon …

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2015-16 HL Grand Prix: Points table

Every year, in tandem with the Start Fitness North East Harrier League, the club holds a club competition for its members. Following every cross country fixture (five Harrier League meets, the Sherman Cup/Davison Shield competition and the North Eastern Championships) points are awarded on participation and on a member’s finishing position. The higher position a …

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2015/16 North East Harrier League

  “Many congrats to the ladies today. We have retained our NEHL title Well done to everyone!!! Durham City Harriers put up a fantastic competition to knock us off our perch while North Shields Poly nipped away at our heels. Gateshead Harriers had a great finish today which kept us biting our nails to the …

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2015/16 NEHL Cross Country: Alnwick

Well done to everyone who represented the club in the latest fixture of the North East Harrier League (Saturday, 5th March 2016).   A terrific performance by the Senior Women saw the team finish 1st on the day, and help move the club into 2nd position in the Division One table.   An equally solid …

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English National Cross Country Championships 2016

Well done to all the lads and lasses who took part in today’s National Cross Country Championships at Donnington Park (Saturday, 27th February 2016).   The men finished a creditable 31st out of 123 teams, with James Dunce first counter for the team, finishing 244th out of 1730 runners. Other competing members were Finn Affleck-Brodie, …

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2016 Northern Cross Country Championships

Many thanks to Robin Rutherford for these terrific photographs from Saturday’s event.  

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2016 Northern XC Championships

A simple ‘well done’ doesn’t seem appropriate when writing about the members who took part in the 2016 Northern Cross Country Championships (Saturday, 30th January) as appalling weather conditions made the course around Witton Park, Blackburn, more challenging than usual.   As well as ankle deep mud and several steep ascents, competitors also had to …

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NE Fell Running Championships 2016

Bored of traipsing along the same old pavements? Feel let-down running around a farmer’s field masquerading as a cross-country course? What you need is a good dose of Fell Running!   The list of races for the 2016 North East Fell Running Championship has just been announced.     There is one more race “in …

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Training Sessions w/c 7th December 2015

This week’s training sessions are;   Tuesday 8 December Group 1: 3 x 4 minutes; 3 x 3 minutes; 3 x 2 minutes Group 2: 3 x 4 minutes; 3 x 3 minutes; 3 x 2 minutes Group 3: 3 x 4 minutes; 3 x 3 minutes; 3 x 2 minutes Group 4: 3 x …

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Results round-up: 29th November 2015

A round-up of recent results featuring Tyne Bridge Harriers.   North East Harrier League (Druridge Bay): Saturday 28th November 2015 Another strong showing by members resulted in the lasses finishing 2nd in the Senior Women’s race and the lads finishing 3rd in the Senior Men’s race. After 3 events, both the lads and lasses lie …

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NEHL 2015-2016: Aykley Heads

Despite the bitterly cold conditions, a great turn-out by members at Aykley Heads (Durham) saw the club consolidate it’s position in both the men’s and ladies Division One tables. On an undulating course, made even more challenging after the recent poor weather, the TBH Juniors set the order of the day, with Imogen, Amelia, Anna, …

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Results round-up: 15 November 2015

A round-up of results featuring Tyne Bridge Harriers.   British and Irish Masters International XC (Dublin): Saturday, 14 November 2015 Men’s Race (M35) 28:05 Terry Scott (29th place) 29:16 Kenny Mac (64th place) Women’s Race (W35) 23:30 Alison Dargie (22nd place) Huge congratulations to the members selected to represent their country. Results can be found …

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Results round-up: 1st November 2015

A round-up of recent race results featuring Tyne Bridge Harriers.   ECCA Cross-Country Relays (Mansfield): Saturday 31 October 2015 ‘A’ team – 1:10:48 (Position 54th of 149) 16:35 James Dunce 17:29 Alex Polding 18:02 Paul Turnbull 18:41 Finn Brodie   ‘B’ team – 1:19:46 (Position 115 of 149) 19:21 David Anderson 19:55 Charlie Townsend 19:35 …

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NEHL Race 1 – Tanfield Lea: Race Report

Louise Kelly reports from the first cross-country fixture of the season.   NEHL Tanfield Lea: Saturday 26 September 2015   The location – a field located next to a disused (?) railway, in between Beamish and the Angel of the North. The reason – the start of the NEHL XC season of course and defence …

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