Category Archive: Race Reports

Nov 21 2017

2017 Wooler Trail Half Race Report

Ian Pickett reports on the Trail Outlaws half marathon at Wooler.   Trail Outlaws Half Marathon (Wooler): Sunday 19th November 2017    “Dementors are among the foulest creatures that walk this earth. They infest the darkest, filthiest places, they glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around …

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Nov 14 2017

2017 Heaton Memorial 10K Race Report

Kay Black writes this poignant report of the Heaton Memorial 10K.   Heaton Memorial 10K: Sunday 12th November 2017   A Race To Remember Deciding that I wanted to push myself and attempt another 10k run and having from an early age respected Remembrance Sunday/Poppy Day and later the Armistice Day and the traditional silence; …

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Nov 13 2017

The White Rose Ultra 60M Race Report

Cees van der Land’s latest race report is about an Ultra marathon he recently completed. It’s a long report to cover a long event, but is a thoroughly entertaining account of the physical (and mental) battles that need to be overcome during these type of events.      The White Rose Ultra 60 : Saturday …

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Oct 29 2017

Jedburgh Running Festival: October 2017

Vicki Deritis reports on a terrific weekend of running at Jedburgh.   Jedburgh Running Festival: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October 2017   We took the recently acquired campervan out for it’s maiden voyage north of the border to the Jedburgh Running Festival. The Scottish border town hosts an annual weekend of running events on …

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Sep 12 2017

2017 Great North Run: Race Report

Thanks to Claire Wynarczyk for her report from Sunday’s race.   Simplyhealth Great North Run: Sunday 10th September 2017   My training for the Great North Run had taken a different form this year after achieving my half marathon PB of 2:56:53 In Manchester on 28th May 2017. Usually GNR is the only half I …

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Aug 19 2017

2017 Gateshead Trail 10K: Race Report

George Stainsby reports from the Gateshead Trail 10K.   Gateshead Trail 10K: Saturday 12th August 2017   As Britain’s longest road, and one of the most important pieces of infrastructure in the North-East, the A1 is noisy. And busy. And not a good place for a run. But just a few hundred metres to the …

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Aug 07 2017

2017 York 10K: Race Report

Neil Banks reports from the York 10K   York 10K : Sunday 6th August 2017   After a break from running (my own choice), I have returned to training with my TBH friends and thanks all for their support. So the York 10K. Sunday morning up early for the first train to York along with …

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Jul 11 2017

2017 Chevy Chase: Race Report

Chevy Chase Race Report by Matt Walker   Saturday, 1st July 2017   Those of you who read my race report for the Roseberry Topping Fell race a few weeks ago (or anyone who has had the misfortune to ask why I have been absent recently) will know that I had quite a spell of …

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Jul 02 2017

Anita Nott Race Report

Many thanks to Kay Black for this personal account of the Anita Nott memorial race.   Anita Nott Memorial Race: Monday, 26th June 2017 One for the ladies   This race is special to me as last year it was the very first race I’ve done wearing a number bib and finished in a respectful …

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May 30 2017

Great Manchester Half Marathon Race Report

Claire Wynarczyk reflects on a special day at Manchester.   Great Manchester Half Marathon: Sunday 28th May 2017   Shortly after completing Europe’s biggest 10k at Manchester in May 2016 and achieving a 10k PB (1:19:04- since beaten) Great Run posted a video launching their first half marathon in Manchester on 28th May 2017.    …

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May 29 2017

2017 Roseberry Romp Race Report

Matt Walker – making a welcome return to racing – takes us off-piste around Roseberry Topping. Roseberry Romp – Tuesday, 23 May 2017 Roseberry Topping (as Wikipedia tells me) was once considered the highest peak in North Yorkshire and due its dramatic shape draws comparison with the famous Matterhorn. I had of course forgotten all …

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May 13 2017

2017 60 Van Texel: Race Report

Cees van der Land reports from his first Ultra-Marathon   The 60 Van Texel: Monday 17 April 2017   Wind, sand and ever changing plans, racing my first ultra. This is it, four months of specific training all for this moment, to toe the start line of my first ultra-race, the 60 van Texel. A …

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May 01 2017

East Cliff Rotary Quarter Marathon Race Report

Tim Hawkins writes our first ever Quarter Marathon race report.   East Cliff Rotary Quarter Marathon: Saturday 15th April 2017   No, I’ve never heard of a quarter marathon before either. But given that I knew I’d be spending Easter with family in Dorset I knew I had to get at least some running in …

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Apr 28 2017

Stockton Duathlon Festival: Race Report

Rachel Taylor reports on her first multi-discipline event.   Stockton Duathlon Festival – Sprint Distance: Sunday 23 April 2017   Triathlon has experienced something of a purple patch in recent years, and there is little sign of the attraction starting to wane. Duathlon, too, is growing in popularity. From what I can work out, the …

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Apr 26 2017

2017 Virgin London Marathon: Report

Andy Mellon reflects back on Sunday’s London Marathon.   2017 London Marathon and lessons I’ve had to learn to get it right this time   7am Monday 24th April 2017. The sun is shining, there’s no wind and I can still walk downstairs. A good moment to reflect on yesterday’s Virgin London Marathon (VLM) and …

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Apr 15 2017

2017 Good Friday Relays – Report

Many thanks to Kay Black for this honest-to-goodness race report from the Good Friday Relays.   Following receiving an email from Catherine Eaton about the Good Friday Relays and wondering if this could be yet another way of pushing my comfort zone I contemplated adding them to my list. The main thing holding me back …

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Apr 03 2017

2017 Cragside 10K Race Report

Helen Blades reports from Saturday’s Cragside 10K.   CRAGSIDE 10K – “THE VIEW FROM THE REAR”   Saturday 1 April 2017   Now let’s be clear from the outset – I am a beginner.  I have made occasional guest appearances at Group 5 training but Beginners Group is my home.  This race report will have …

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Mar 30 2017

Dark Skies Kielder 14 Race Report

Vicki Deritis recounts the delights of Kielder Water during the Dark Skies 14M.   Dark Skies Kielder 14M: Sunday, 26th March 2017   Described by the organisers, Trail Outlaws, thus ‘At nearly 580sq miles, this dark sky zone, known as Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, is the largest area of protected night sky in Europe. …

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