Category: Race Reports

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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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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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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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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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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2016 Wallington 10K: Race Report

Rachel Hiles, Jane Shearer and Jenny Headland report from the recent Wallington 10K.   Wallington 10K: Wednesday 20 July 2016   On a hot and humid July evening, whilst many runners headed south to Durham, three intrepid TBH ladies ventured north to Wallington for the Run Nation 10K. This race had all the h’s. As …

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2016 NEMAA T&F: Fixture 5

Kevin (the Cheetah) Cheetham reports from the latest Masters Track & Field fixture. Monkton Stadium, Jarrow: Monday 18 July 2016 A healthy turn out from the men, including debutantes Neil Middleton, Steve Attley and Stu Dickson making a total of 15 competitors, ensured TBH winning the fixture and in a good position to finish runners up overall with …

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NEMAA T&F: Fixture 4

Jacqueline Etherington reports from the latest North Easter Masters Track & Field fixture.   NEMAA T&F: Fixture 4. Monday 4 July 2016   In the 4th of 6 NEMAA T & F fixtures, the horrendous heavy downfalls of rain did not deter the 16 hardy souls out representing TBH! Spirits were high, 13 new club …

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The Road to Rothbury: Race Report

Emily Mavin reports from the Coquet Half Marathon: Sunday 3rd July 2016   The road to Rothbury. Ok, so it doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as “the road to Rio” but I’m not an elite athlete, just someone who had a few too many drinks and persuaded her friend Katie to enter …

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2016 Rock N Roll Liverpool Marathon: Race Report

Georgia Wilding leaves the half-marathon to the boys and goes Marathon PB chasing.   Rock and Roll Liverpool Marathon: Sunday 29 May 2016   Started the Sunday morning in the youth hostel kitchen with a whole host of other runners and took the short walk to the already sunny and warm Albert Dock. It felt …

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Rock N Roll Liverpool Half Marathon: Race Report 2

Hot on the heel’s of Danny’s Liverpool Half Marathon report, we also have one from new club member George Stainsby.   Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon: Sunday 29 May 2016   I like Liverpool. It’s alive. It breathes itself and knows what it is good at, and with a cheeky grin and a friendly confidence, …

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Rock N Roll Liverpool: 28th & 29th May 2016

Danny Fletcher reflects on a terrific weekend of running in Liverpool.   Rock N Roll Liverpool: Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May 2016   I have participated in a number of Rock n Roll runs in the past. I ran the first and last Rock n Roll Edinburgh half marathon, my first marathon was at …

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Masters Track & Field: Fixture 2

Jacqueline Etherington reports from Round 2 of the Masters T&F league. Monkton Stadium, Jarrow: Monday, 23 May 2016.   Fixture 2 of 6 saw no less than 18 TBH master athletes turn out to represent the club. Between all those that competed there was a Tyne Bridge athlete in every discipline on the night. The …

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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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2016 Ravenscar Half Marathon: Race Report

David Anderson takes us along the North York Moors coastline and prays he doesn’t have trouble with wind.   Ravenscar Half Marathon: Sunday 8th May 2016   The race was won by Richard Pattinson in 1h 26m 27s and the first lady was Rhona Haslam in 1h 44m 06s. I finished in 8th position, in a …

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2016 London Marathon: Race Report

Having been short-changed in an earlier marathon attempt, Louise Kelly runs a full one around the streets of London.   Virgin London Marathon: Sunday 24 April 2016 Ah, London! The marathon that all runners aspire to do at some point in their running career. I was lucky enough, although some may say unlucky, to secure …

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2016 Boston Marathon: Race Report

Andy Mellon relives the Boston Marathon. 3 hills or 4?   Boston Marathon: Monday 18 April 2016   I’ve read that every marathon you do is different. I’d learnt that from my two previous Autumn marathons at Chester; the first a 5 minute negative split run when the second half felt great as I pushed hard …

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2016 Paris Marathon: Race Report

Bam Rashid leads us around the streets of Gay Paree.   Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris: Sunday 3 April 2016 On 2nd October 2015, I have decided to do Paris Marathon as I didn’t get the general ballot for the Virgin London Marathon (VLM) 2016 (before I’ve got a club place from TBH). As this will be my …

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