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by Brian Bailes

May 26, 2017

Clive Cookson 10K, 24th May 2017

It is 3 years since I ran this race, just a few weeks after my attempt at London marathon, if I remember right, it was a nice day then as well. I wasn’t aware it was on, but was messaged by Kirsty who was wondering if anyone else from the club would be running. I... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

April 30, 2017

You could almost have boiled an egg…

My third race in five days, I would expect to be getting tired, but it still feels good. Great banter and event on Wednesday at the relays, and Friday was the trail run at Soooth Sheelz which, was just a good run with Lee, so when this morning came round, I was still keen. I... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

April 28, 2017

The Main Event – Dave Lamond

Its finally here, the main event after months of planning and inconstant training I find myself in Newcastle airport chatting to Rob Wilson and the young lady who picked my name from the hat sealing my fate so many months ago. Rob and his family were off to Spain for the Madrid marathon which he... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

April 27, 2017

Sedgefield Success!

This one worked well for me, not often I am racing , and don’t need to be up early or dashing home from work. Today was the Neptune relays at Sedgefields Herdwick Hall. This isn’t a race I have ever done, , but it wasn’t a rush for me, cos it was my day off,... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

April 15, 2017

Elswick Good Friday Relays 2017

I am not the best riser when I am off work, but I had a late night last night so that didn’t help much either. I woke at 7:30 ish but I must have dozed off as I waited for Linda bringing me my coffee and bacon sandwich. So nearly 9 o clock, and I... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

March 12, 2017

1st Birtley Junior XC Relays

By now you all know I am not a morning person, so when I said I would help, you know that most of the setting up has been done by the time I crawl out my cot. So, when I turn up eventually there were 9 cars parked at the kerbside and the gates were... Read more »

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by Rob Wilson

March 12, 2017

Birtley AC Junior XC Relays results

Full results from today’s XC Relays can be found at this link.  Full Results Summary of winners below.   Well done and Congratulations to all athletes who competed.  A great day! U-13 Winners for Birtley AC, Scarlett, Tes... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

March 10, 2017

3rd to 5th of March, what a weekend !!!

The weekend for me started on Friday, I sat on the doorstep looking at my gleaming car thinking what it would be like after 200 miles down the A1. So we set off for Aylesbury to go and see no.1 son. I had a race on Sunday that I had done a lot of work... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

February 18, 2017

Royal Signals relays

Well you know it is going to be a big race when Adrian tells you there are some good teams out, and then adds, I don’t mean good runners, I mean teams full of good runners. Signals relays have always been popular. I remember running in them around the Team Valley since then there have... Read more »

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by Rob Wilson

January 22, 2017

Hedge-hope you survive this one! – Winter Wipeout Jan 2017

I can’t recall exactly why i signed up for this one.  I’d not done a proper fell race before.  I remember thinking it sounded interesting, but let it slip off the radar and then it sold out.  There was talk of more places becoming available and I looked again, then Lee said he had signed up... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 15, 2017

Weekend of competition all over the place…

Well we haven’t seen Mark this year yet, but he came home to see us this weekend, but I wasn’t destined to see him much. He came home late Friday night, but earlyish Saturday morning I was heading down the A1 with Adrian and Chloe for the Northern indoor championships. When I say earlyish, we... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

December 12, 2016

Aykley Heads 2016

This tale started a week early, as we ventured to the course behind Durham County Hall. Sunday run is regularly round Beamish woods but I am under immense pressure from Youngy to find a different route each week, and this was a pre-determined route that I couldn’t be blamed for. So we met at the... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

November 27, 2016

Could this be my next favourite course????

You know every cloud… And all that… My usual car sharers didn’t want to share this week. Stephanie committed at home, and Adrian running at Liverpool, but I have a new best mate…Phil Atkinson stepped up and replaced Stephanie very effectively. I usually need to provide the music in the car cos Stephanie’s taste is,... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

November 13, 2016

Lest we forget…13 November cos it’s the nearest Sunday to 11th

Same routine as ever, preparation the night before was a Chinese curry, and a bottle of wine. They do say red wine is high in iron, an important ingredient for stamina production, so I suppose a small tipple the night before can be justified. I had arranged to pick Mrs Young up on the way... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

October 10, 2016

Druridge Bay October 9th 2016

The alarm went at 10 o clock this morning, which meant it was time to gather the family together for a trip up the coast on this lovely Sunday morning. By the time I realised, and went downstairs, Linda was already up and halfway through a pile of ironing, and Adrian was working through my... Read more »

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