Tim Bateson

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Trailies in Newcastle area

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 13:59

Andy I can show you at least 2 links from Tanfield to Beamish, the best of which is via Causey arch

Trailies in Newcastle area

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 21:10

Hi Rob,

Yes I use the Bowes railway line to link up to Beamish/Causey then run back the Sunderland/Consett line to make it a loop.

Another great route is the tidal path on the Wear starting/finish at Penshaw. Best to run when tide is out to stay on full tidal path Is a loop as run back on the other side of the river.

Between 16 to 20(ish) miles depending on if you run to Sea or not.


Trailies in Newcastle area

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 10:38

For Newcastle/Gateshead runners there is good run from Blaydon rugby club if you head up the railway line and take a left after about a mile up a hill. It takes you up to Tanfield, from there you can run back via Dunston or head over to Beamish and Causey Arch  You can even head down the Tanfield Railway line towards from there tp the Angel of the North and Gateshead

Trailies in Newcastle area

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 15:57

Hi Rob,

I live in Washington and regularly trot around on NE trails. Favourite areas include Causey Arch, Beamish, Penshaw to name but a few. Given time get up to Cheviots. How about you?

Sub 3

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 15:51

Not a hugely "positive" response so far

I have spent a little more time looking at the formula and in essence for me to attempt to run 02:52 marathon, it would have me run the first HM at 06:23 per mile. Then allow a progressive slow down of 3 seconds per mile. So my final mile would 07:02. About a 5 minute slow down in second HM

Having people pass in the second half would be tough, there is a "psychological" feel good factor to chase people down that are slowing down when I ran a negative split. There is also the danger that I might not slow down enough and run even faster

The 5 minute split seems a little wide and would feel happier if this was a 3 or 4 minute split. Talking to him tomorrow so will see what to decide. Happy to risk trying it though if it is to be 5 minutes.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 15:04

Samantha do you have access to any large flights of stairs? If you do make them your friend. 


Posted: 25/11/2013 at 14:18

Here is a link to my running shelf.


The best book I have read recently is From Last to First by Charlie Spedding. Based on marathon running, but his big turn around in running was based within the mind. WHich is surely where are ultras are run

Sub 3

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 13:19

Been chatting with coach and has suggested that I run a positive split for my marathon based on these articles



My first sub 3 was run of a small negative split and my second road marathon was still just a sub 3 but did not really go to plan. It became an unplanned positive split.

I am going with the suggestion to run a positive split,as my upcoming marathon is a training marathon for London, but a big part of this training schedule has been to do things that are different to improve performance. Running a planned positive split is a first for me. Anyone else back this theory or have an alternative view?

Sub 3

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 21:12

Yet another rained soaked run with 6 by 5 minute intervals directly into the wind and rain. Decided to treat myself to running on the trails in the dark after that. Did not need to see as just followed the path/river! 13 miles in total. Enjoyed the session, if not the weather.

Need I say shorts?

Sub 3

Posted: 20/11/2013 at 20:43

Wardi similar run home here. 7 miles of sleet, snow, hail and rain. Accompanied by thunder, lightning and high winds.

Shorts of course, but did have gloves on!

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