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Come join us …. Remembrance Run Sunday 10th November 2019

Courtesy of Mike Gill –  On Sunday 10th November 2019 it’s the annual Remembrance Day Run from Cow Green Reservoir in Upper Teesdale, across the fells to High Cup Nick. We will be stopping where ever we are at 11 am to place poppies on the fell and hold our 2 minutes silence to remember those who gave their lives whilst serving their country.

This is a run with attitude of approx 14 miles but will be ran at a social pace with plenty of stops to take in the views, mainly across fells and moorland using parts of the Pennine Way.
Come prepared for the terrain and possible adverse weather conditions, with trail shoes (or old trainers) plenty of layers and a waterproof. Best to bring a change of clothes for afterwards as you will get wet and muddy.

With good weather you might even get to see the Nick in all it’s majesty, the Nick is a massive glacial valley on the edge of the Pennines.

It takes roughly an hour to drive to Cow Green Reservoir so it will be an early start. Meeting 7.30 am at Ponds Court (opposite Tesco in Consett) to arrange car sharing.

Afterwards we will be stopping off at the Langdon Beck Hotel for refreshmennts so bring some cash.
Most of all don’t forget to bring your poppy with you.

This invite extends to fellow runners of other clubs to join us

Red Kite Run – Friday 18th October 2019

Mike Swainson has kindly organised another one of his successful pub runs. The run will take place on Friday 18th October 2019.    As per usual there will be various points for you to join the run. Starting :-

Consett Sports Centre – 6.15pm (10 miles);

Queens Road-6.22pm (9 miles);

Shotley Station – 6.30pm (8 miles) and

Ebchester Station – 7.00pm (6 miles approx)

Obviously the dark nights are upon us so a head torch is advisable.

Once we arrive we will be popping into the Red Kite Pub for a beverage or two.  Suitable for all abilities as it will be tail ran from Shotley Station.  All welcome

Blackhill Bounders Anniversary Run – Sunday 17th February 2019

Once again we’re running a lap of the Derwent reservoir to celebrate our anniversary. It’s a fantastic run and we’d like as many as possible to join in.

A full lap is 9 miles, but we’re adding some joining points if you don’t fancy the full lap!

We start and finish at Pow Hill- and we’ve reserved the back room in the Boat Shack, to take on much needed refreshments afterwards (there is a bar!)

We don’t have sole use of the cafe due to it being open to the general public. Due to this we won’t be able to provide a buffet this year! The owners suggested hot yorkshire pudding wraps, these are available in beef, chicken and vegetarian options for fillings. The club have agreed to part-fund them but would like a £3 donation per person per meal.

10.00am Start at Pow Hill –  The pace will be very sociable so should cater for all abilities- nobody will be left behind.

If anyone wants to go a bit quicker they can set off a little later.

Alternatively you can meet at 10.30am (approx), Carricks picnic site (closed now but you can still find it) 6.5 miles from here.

11.00am (or when the tail runner gets there- but not sooner) – Mill Shields picnic site- it’s just over 3 miles to Pow Hill. This is where our Juniors will join us.

The aim is for us to try and finish together. It won’t be easy to all run together but we can all try to finish together.

Once finished it’s into the Boat Shack.

For those who are really keen, some are doing some extra miles. Aidan Hughes and a few others are planning on starting at 8.30 to do 2 laps and I know others are planning similar- I’m sure they will share details of these start times.

Hope to see as many people there as possible, we are so luck to have this beautiful route on our doorstep. It’s a sociable day – and we’re good at that!

For those new to the Bounders it is also a great opportunity to get to know other members of the Club.