May 2010

Bank Holiday (Whitsuntide) Weekend May 29-31st, 20

There are various events going on in Central Newcastle on Saturday May 29th. We are pleased to announce that over Whitsuntide Weekend we are open as Normal on Saturday May 29th (09.00-17.30), and On Bank Holiday Whit Monday we are OPEN FROM 11.00-16.00. We are CLOSED on WHIT SUNDAY May 30th, as usual. All times are shown in Standard (24-hour) Format.

Ossy Oiks Tuesday 1st June 2010

Race 4 in the Northern Runner/Eskdale Valley Summer Fell Race Series is Ossy Oiks on Tuesday 1st June. The is a quick race with lots of good tracks to run on, the odd steep climb and descent over the heather. The race is about 9 miles long with about 1800 feet of ascent. Registration and the start and finish is at the Sheep Wash, Osmotherley, North Yorkshire (469993). The Race starts at 7.15pm. See the link below for a map of the course:

Edinburgh Marathon Results 2010

Sarah Gee probably had the run of the day. Finishing first lady (vet45) and 10th overall in a time of 2 hours 38 minutes and 14 seconds. A great run on such a hot day. She didn’t have it all her own way racing a lot of the way with Julie Briscoe who hung onto second lady in 2 hours 41 minutes 31 seconds. Steve Littler won the men’s race resisting the fast early pace and coming through with a time of 2 hours 26 minutes and 30 seconds. For... Read More

Race 3 in the Northern Runner/Eskdale Valley Summe

Fox and Hounds Report: Well finally the Summer has arrived and there was an excellent turnout for the 24th running of The Fox & Hounds where 101 runners clattered off up the hill. It was soon apparent that there would be four main contenders in the men’s and three in the women’s event. Will Horsley was without the dog so he must be taking it seriously, Nigel Tait, Mike Jeffries and just adrift of them the Cock Howe winner Dave Smith. I could see them in the binoculars as they... Read More

Old County Tops

If you have a free weekend this weekend and are looking for adventure. Then why not give the Old County Tops a go. The event is 37 miles of great fell terrain going over the summits of Helvellyn, Scafell Pike and Coniston Old Man. Click the link for full details:

Fox and Hounds Chase

The next race in the Northern Runner/Eskdale Valley Summer Fell Race Series is the Fox and Hounds Chase on Tuesday 18 th May. 8 miles bash round the moors and a good pub ! see you there ! For more details including a map of the route click the link:

Pier to Pier Race Sunday May 16th, 2010 – Results

The Full results from Yesterday’s Pier to Pier Race are now on the SS website; here below is the link. A brief synopsis: 1st Man: Alasdair Tatham North York Moors AC M37 0:38:16 1st Lady: Claire Simpson Chester le St F33 0:43:23 Top 10 Finishers: 1 447 Alasdair Tatham North York Moors AC M37 38:…16 2 572 Conrad Franks Gateshead H M27 38:33 3 861 Ian Crampton Durham City Harriers M48 38:41 4 544 Nathan Reed Sunderland Harriers M18 39:04 5 419 Rob Hand Durham City H M48 39:23 6... Read More