Blaydon Race 2005?

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01/01/2005 at 21:27

Does anyone know if there's an online application form for the 2005 Blaydon Race? I can't find anything anywhere. Perhaps it's not available yet?

01/01/2005 at 22:49

I hope I'm wrong, but I've heard that the Blaydon Race has been cancelled for 2005.
This from a colleague at work whose girlfriend is in a local athletics club.
02/01/2005 at 16:57
Hi XL-man,

Blimey, I hope not - it'd be my first race! It's literally just down the road from me...

I couldn't find a web site for the Blaydon Harriers, or whoever organises it. Any idea of any contact details? Thanks by the way for answering.

02/01/2005 at 18:20
It is Blaydon Harriers who organise it.
I'm surprised they don't have a website.
I will try and find the info I was sent for last year's race to see if there is a contact.
I entered on-line last year, but it wasn't nearly as early as this, so if, fingers crossed, the race does go ahead, I think you have plenty of time.

I did this race for the first time last year and loved it.
03/01/2005 at 01:40
Excellent. Thanks for that.
03/01/2005 at 06:41
my (almost) boss's dad organises it.
will be able to get no. for you after bank hol if you still need it
03/01/2005 at 09:15
hope this race is still on for this year as I did it for the first time last year and enjoyed it.

well organised event with tripe and a bottle of beer served to all finishers
03/01/2005 at 15:10
Hi both,

Ta for that Rhino - I want to enter as soon as poss so I force myself to train for it! I'm also going for the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon (runner's class, but me mostly walking!) in July, but want a couple of running races as milestones beforehand.

They serve tripe, Northern Snail?! Let me at it!

05/01/2005 at 10:23
Blaydon Harriers had a site containing loads of info about the Blaydon Race last year at:

The site no longer exists though. I really hope this race is still going ahead. It was my first ever race last year and since then I've been hooked on running.
05/01/2005 at 11:35
I hope so too. Someone here mentioned that the organiser died shortly after the race last year. I wonder if that's somthing to do with the uncertainty. Be a real shame if they didn't run it in their memory.
07/01/2005 at 13:30
The race will be going ahead in 2005 and a new website is now up and running. I can't do links but it can be found at:

07/01/2005 at 14:05
Nice one! Thanks for that.
07/01/2005 at 16:23
Fantastic news!
08/01/2005 at 18:21
Great news.
Thanks GS

Blaydon 2005

25/02/2005 at 22:23
Got my entry form today ,posting it in the morning.
26/02/2005 at 21:21
Missed it last year as it sold out v. quickly in advance and was totally peed off. This is a brill race and don't want to miss out this year - does anyone know when and where general entries will be on offer?
28/02/2005 at 10:49

I've just checked the web site ( and there's still no form on the site. I can't find it searching on the Journal's site, either. How did you get the form, Big Dicko? Has it been printed in the Journal?

28/02/2005 at 15:29

Form was in The Journal last week,
Entries online 'soon', whatever that means.
28/02/2005 at 15:46
You can enter online now, from, one of the links on the left hand side of the screen takes you to a site where you can enter online.

I have just entered and, as it is 11 days after the Raby Castle 10k and 10 days before the Blackpool half marathon, I will use it as a good training run.
28/02/2005 at 15:49
Aha! Yes, I went there, but didn't scroll down to the bottom of the white box to get to the Blaydon Race. Excellent. Right, here first race... feet first then!
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