Category Archive: Race Reports

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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Mar 21 2017

Thrunton Thriller Trail Run race report

Club chairwoman, Vicki Deritis, experiences the thrills and spills of the Thrunton Thriller Trail Run.   Thrunton Thriller 10K Trail Run (Alnwick): Sunday 19 March 2017   In a fit of race entering over the New Year period (New Year, new me; that sort of thing),  I signed up for this one. Described as a …

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Mar 19 2017

Richmond 10K Race Report

Sara James reports from the Richmond 10K (that’s Richmond near London, not the one in Yorkshire!)   Richmond 10K: Sunday 19 March 2017   I decided to enter this race a few weeks ago when I knew I had to be in London for work. Always a good opportunity to get out and do some …

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Feb 21 2017

NEHL Thornley Hall Farm Race Report

Alison Dargie reports from the recent mud-fest at Thornley Hall Farm and brings to light all that is good (and bad) about cross-country.   NEHL Cross Country: Thornley Hall Farm (Saturday, 11th February 2017)   Arriving at a cross country there’s always that moment when I don’t want to get out of the car: that moment …

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Feb 01 2017

2017 Northern Cross Country Championships: Race Report

Alison Dargie reports from last weekend’s Northern XC Championships.   Northern Cross Country Championships, Knowsley Safari Park: Saturday, 28 January 2017   I’d never run a cross country at a safari park before and was picturing something like that bit in the Hunger Games where they throw the mutant wolves into the mix for a …

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Nov 10 2016

2016 New York City Marathon: Report

Dave Young gives a detailed account of his New York City Marathon experience.   TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON: 6th November 2016   Route: Starting at Staten Island, across the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to Brooklyn. Proceed through Queens and cross the Queensboro Bridge into Manhatten. Run up 5th Avenue to the Bronx district via Willis Ave Bridge. Re-cross …

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Sep 19 2016

2016 Great North Run: Race Report

Great North Run: Sunday 11 September 2016 Report by Danny Fletcher   It was watching the Great North Run on television that got me into running, watching people of all shapes and sizes crossing the Tyne Bridge with smiles on their faces on their 13.1 mile jaunt to South Shields. Sadly my love for the …

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Sep 18 2016

Simonside Fell Race: Race Report

Simonside Fell Race: Saturday 17 September 2016 Report by Charlotte Carpenter I have just run the most glorious race.  I decided to enter lying on my bed last Sunday broken from the heat and monotony of the GNR – the race that got me into running 5 years ago and which I used to love.  …

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Aug 27 2016

2016 Reykjavik Race Report

Rob Savage reports from Iceland, land of giants geysers and massive prices.   Reykjavik Running Festival: Saturday 20th August 2016   Iceland. Land of ice. Only a fool would go there in August, to do a race. In the cold. But a whole bunch of such fools from Tyne Bridge Harriers chose to head to …

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Aug 02 2016

2016 Frome Half Marathon: Race Report

George Stainsby reports from the Frome Half Marathon (Sunday, 17th July 2016)   Eleven years ago, just a few months after my little girl was born, I tried to go for a run. We were on a visit to Frome, Somerset, to see my wife’s parents. She’s from Frome, you see. So Frome was the …

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