Xmas Club Info

The club is still on this Tuesday (22nd December) but won’t meet again until the following Tuesday (29th December). It won’t meet on New Year’s Eve but don’t forget the all important New Year’s Day race (the next in the Winter Grand Prix series) on Friday 1st January. Maximum points for all who run. 5 miles for everyone.

Meet at Centurion Park (Wallend Golf Club, NE28 2SU) car park from 10am for a 10.45am start.

Juniors’ one mile race starts at 10.30am.



Festive Fun Runs!

pudding run picDon’t let the Turkey bring you down over xmas! There are plenty of reasons to keep active over the xmas hols. Two highlights are:

Woodlawn 30th Anniversary Xmas Pudding Fun Run – Boxing Day (approx. 3 and 1/4 miles)

Start and finish at the War Memorial opposite the Spanish City, Whitley Bay at 10.30am

Registration commences at 9am

Enter on the day. Certificate and pudding to all finishers

Entry Fee £7 adults and £3 under 16s

Proceeds shared by Woodland Parents and Friends Association and North Shield Polytechnic Running Club


Run for Bob – Sunday 3rd January, 10.30am

A scenic trail along a coastal path and through Holywell Dene – approx. 8 miles in memory of local runner Bob Peart

Entry fee £8

Registration at North Shields Poly HQ at Churchill Playing Fields, Hartley Avenue, Whitley Bay (near Monkseaton Metro) 9.45am – 10.20am (ample parking).

Start at the War Memorial, opp. Spanish City

North East Promenades Against Cancer – the money raised will go directly to the RVI research team, local hospices, cancer support groups and specialist nursing support


Andrew Clark crowned Doug Bramley champion 2015

On a windy and chilly night, Andy takes home the (massive) trophy which will be presented to him on Saturday night at the Christmas party. Congratulations!

Close behind in 2nd was Anna French who’s consistently improving every race and making a serious challenge for the Winter Grand Prix title. Anna also takes the fastest female with a time of 21:59. It was another podium finish for Emily James in 3rd. Fastest male on the night was Harry Coates with a 16:02. Well done guys.

The overall table is heating up with Kevin Wilson taking a healthy lead, over Alan Heslington and Dan Weatherill in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Nina Wilkinson and Olly Aird share 5th place… However this can all change as the season continues. Next race is the Winter Championship on New Year’s day, where a massive 50 points is on offer.

Good Luck everyone

Many thanks to Paddy Dinsmore for helping me with the timings.

Gary Lewis

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