Category: Race Reports

A long time ago…Manchester

With the country currently in lockdown and a return date for club sessions looking likely to be weeks away rather than days, this is an ideal time to go back through the club’s vaults and re-visit old race reports by members. Or in certain cases, race reports by old runners.  The next report we’re looking at …

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A long time ago…Whitley Bay

Continuing the seaside theme, this time we’re popping back to 2012 and re-visiting Kev Jeffress‘s take on the North Tyneside 10K. This was Kev’s first competitive run for TBH, and boy what a debut. Enjoy. North Tyneside 10K Road Race Sunday 8th April 2020 Report by Kev Jeffress   I’d been looking forward to this …

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A long time ago…Vienna

This weekend (Sunday, 5th April) should have seen the running of the Berlin Half Marathon, but as we all know, sporting events around Europe have been postponed due to the Coronavirus, so the next best thing to running a half marathon is reading about one. I present to you this fine report from Tony Carter. …

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A long time ago…12 Stage Relays

This weekend should have seen the running of the National 12 & 6 Stage Road Relays, but like everything else at the moment, the event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. Nevertheless, we can still saviour this prestigious competition by re-visiting James Dunce’s report from 2015.     National 12-stage Road Relays: Sutton Park, …

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A long time ago…Barcelona

Our next race report was written in 2013 and is from Barcelona (it was written in Heaton actually, but you know what I mean). The club had been going for two years by this point and this report was a real game changer as it was a message to fellow runners to never give up …

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A long time ago…Leeds to Liverpool

This time we heading back to August 2015, and Rob Wishart‘s attempt to travel from Leeds to Liverpool. For most people, the trip would be done by car or bus, or even on a bike if they’d felt energetic, but Rob wanted to run it. Solo, and without the aid of GPS. Let’s see how …

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A long time ago…Thirsk 10M

Sadly, with the Coronavirus decimating sporting events around the country, it looks like its going to be a while until we’re able to race competitively again, or for that matter, have a new race report posted on the club website. So, following a suggestion by committee member John Tollitt, we thought we’d delve into the …

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Not the 9 o’clock race: Report

Not the Paris Half Marathon Race Sunday 1st March 2020 Report by DD So, following the decision by the French government to postpone the Paris Half Marathon because of the Coronavirus – just 16 hours before the scheduled start time – I had a decision of my own to make; bawl my eyes out or …

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Enigma Quadzilla: Race Report

Enigma Quadzilla Milton Keynes 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th February 2020 Report by Rob Wishart   QUADZILLA (not to be confused with Godzilla, Hogzilla or Bridezillas) is a low-key yet *monster* event of 4 marathons ran on consecutive days, Thursday to Sunday. Organised by Foxy Davy of Enigma Running, you *can* enter any or all …

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Brass Monkey: Race Report

Brass Monkey Half Marathon Sunday 12th January 2020 Report by Claire Wynarczyk   The power of Positive Thinking   Reflecting on Sunday’s race, if there’s one thing I’ve learnt, it’s to ignore the stuff out of my control – the weather, other runners – and focus solely on myself and the race in hand. Since …

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Race Report: Wensleydale Wedge

Wensleydale Wedge Sunday 17th November 2019 Race report by Annette Kelly   Muddy marvellous   “We should sign up for the Wensleydale Wedge, it’ll be great! It’s 20 miles in November but there’s loads of food at the check points and it’s beautiful round there. It’s organised by a walking club so we can run/walk …

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Race Report: New York Marathon

New York Marathon Sunday, 3rd November 2019 Race Report by Dave Moir   It’s just a flesh wound.   It’s been a while since I’ve done a race report, but I just felt after this incredible experience, I really had to. I flew out early, so spent best part of a week sight-seeing with my …

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Race Report: The Thames Trot

The Thames Trot Saturday 26th October 2019 Report by Neil Eyes   When the going gets tough.     The “Thames Trot” Ultra is described as “The UK’s Classic Tough 50 Mile Ultra” and seemed to fit the bill nicely for my first foray into Ultra running. I mainly train on the Quayside so I’m far …

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Race Report: Jedburgh Three Peaks Ultra

Jedburgh Three Peaks Ultra Marathon Saturday 26th October 2019 Report by Gemma Finnie   Jedburgh Three Peaks Ultra Marathon is a 38 mile trail race which follows St Cuthbert’s Way and the River Tweed, including the Eildon Hills overlooking Melrose. Check Points were at miles 10, 17, 20 & 28. The only essential equipment required …

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Race Report: Amsterdam Half Marathon

Amsterdam Half Marathon Sunday 20th October 2019 Race Report by David Daniels   Naked ladies of Amsterdam   Before I begin, a note of warning, I have tried to make this a waffle-free report but unfortunately some bits of waffle may have crept in unintentionally. Going into 2019 full of optimism for the year ahead, …

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Race Report: Kielder Marathon

Kielder Marathon Sunday 13th October 2019 Race Report by David Cornish   The introduction As this is my debut race report I thought I’d write an intro. I joined Tyne Bridge Harriers in early 2017 – back then I’d grown frustrated of the niggling injuries that come from being a thirty-something chasing twenty-somethings around a …

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Race Report: Simonside Fell Race

Simonside Fell Race Saturday, 21st September 2019 Race Report by Matt Walker   Surprise on Simonside       This race was proof that sometimes you don’t need to try new things to have new experiences, and sometimes you can find yourself outside your comfort zone when you are least expecting it!   I first …

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Race Report: Branches & Bays

Branches & Bays 10K Sunday 18th August 2019 Report by David Daniels   The race, organised by Trail Outlaws, is now in its 4th year, and judging by the over-flowing car-park and queue of runners waiting to be registered, it appears to be gaining popularity with every passing year. Starting and finishing in Hawthorn village, …

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