northern social

anyone interested in a regular northeastern gathering?

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10/12/2007 at 20:44

Hello Bill,

I'm the guy who sends out the numbers

The race is

1.75 miles up hill

0.75 miles steep down a muddy field

1.25 miles up a hill

0.75 miles steep down hill

1.5 miles steep up hill

1.9 miles down hill all the way to the finish

Brass Band playing Xmas carols, mince pies & wine at the finish and a memorable presentation ceremony if you can hang around at till 12:30. Its a real blast.

13/12/2007 at 14:46
and a chance to see a royal wearing her pjs in public!
14/12/2007 at 15:42
A new look slimline princess in pyjamas,  a sight to see
14/12/2007 at 16:24

a sightt to see indeed

I hope you all  enjoy it. I shall be testing out my much physio'd hamstring this weekend, with  a  view to a stately plod around the Saltwell 10k a week on Sunday.

Just back from work Xmas Chinese lunch.  Strange, but true. Hopefully, work will not intrude in the next hour or so, hic!

14/12/2007 at 19:15

I'll see you at Saltwell Ian,

I'm also registered for next year's Berlin marathon

15/12/2007 at 10:27

Poultry Run course update.

The bits over the fields are frozen solid so take care where and how you put your feet on the ground.

There may also be some slippery bits on the roads as well.

But we think the weather is going to be the same tomorrow as it is today.

Somewhere around 500 participants.

Should be fun.

15/12/2007 at 12:24

Great , thanks for the update. If its anything like today, conditions will be ideal for a winter run- dry,frost on ground and no wind , but cold. These are about my favourite training conditions of the whole year, always come back with a glow after a run just now, especially on the Yorkshire Moors. Tomorrow should be a good day, especiallty as, with a hamstring twinge, I don't have to be as competitie as usual so should be able to enjoy the day. There'sw always an amazing amount of competitiveness in the over 55 part of a race.

Good luck

16/12/2007 at 15:00

Poultry run report,

got round faster than I expected, thecourse is "challenging" with a seemingly never ending first uphill stretch, a downhill section through a farmers field, more uphill through a village and a steep single path, got to the highest point on the course then it was a long downhill section to the finish line.

Took 1 hr and 7 mins for the 8 mile course, really pleased with my time as it was 4 minutes faster than my last poultry run in 2005.

Met up with Sodahead and Princess plus a couple of fetch runners.

Nice Pyjamas Princess !

16/12/2007 at 15:54

You forgot to mention the piles of farm muck and the chance to race through an actual , muddy farmyard. Bothg were firsts in my running career. Seriously though, a great race , not sure which was worse, the first half or so , almost entirely uphill , the offroad sections, especially the uphill bit near Boulby or the long downhill.

Well pleased with my time of 57 mins 45 and even managed to sprint and overtake at least one Santa at the finish.

Congratulations and thanks to all involved in organisation.

16/12/2007 at 20:37

Results (and photo's) are up at Loftus AC and New Marske Harriers web sites.

Glad you enjoyed the race.

At the front of the race we had one of the best fields in recent times - 3 previous winners plus 3 England internationals.

I have survived the trauma of the computer timing the finish for everyone bailing out at runner 400.

Where's the refreshments......

..... the strong refreshments

17/12/2007 at 00:19


A big thanks to you and all the people involved, marshals,starter, finish area team etc, for a well organised race.

Even the weather was kind to the runners, cold but dry.

24/12/2007 at 10:58

Its nearly time for Santa to pay us all a visit so I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

29/12/2007 at 21:29

Hello everyone.

Does anyone know of any races in the North East in the next two or three months?

I can only seem to find the ones on New Years Day. Its my first time running at this time of year so is there any regular ones at this time of year?



30/12/2007 at 08:27

Hi Ian,

 If there is nothing in the events section of this website then try the following site as he has a lot of races that dont make it onto here

good luck with your first race in 2008 , I'm getting ready for my last of 2007, the Ripon runners Jolly Holly jog 10k

30/12/2007 at 09:39

spooky, i posted a merry Christmas greeting a few days ago, and it's not there !

In which case, I will take the opportunity of wishing everyone all the best for the forthcoming year,  which I will be starting with the Town Moor Resolution Run, a mud -filled extravaganza.

01/01/2008 at 08:51

Morning all,

hope everyone has had a good New Years eve and I wish all my Friends a Happy New Years running with no injuries and lots of P.B's

01/01/2008 at 08:51
01/01/2008 at 08:51
02/01/2008 at 15:00

stirs the tumbleweed across the thread.................

Happy New Year folks - hope you all have a year of PB's and injury free running.

I got caught by the great green snot producing bug on Boxing Day so that was an ideal way to end an injury wracked year - this one can only be better - can't it?????

02/01/2008 at 15:13

Blimey TS - you do suffer don't you ? I do hope 2008 is a lot better for you.

I'm off to Cuba next week, hoping that my dodgy hamstring is now all well again. Hopelessly unfit, so an off road uphill marathon through a jungle in heat and humidity will be interesting.

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