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2024 Gibside Fruit Bowl Trail Race

Blackhill Bounders present the return of the popular Gibside Fruit Bowl Race taking place on the 17th November 2024 at 9AM.

A trail race located in the grounds of the National Trust Gibside Estate, the 7 mile course provides a scenic route with breathtaking views, on tracks and paths starting and finishing alongside the walled garden.

An undulating route it takes runners past all of the major Gibside landmarks including the old Stables, the Avenue, the Column to Liberty and Gibside Hall. Find more information about Gibside Estate here.

With limited entries, it is an event that fills up quickly so don’t waste any time signing up for one of the North East’s most popular trail races. There will be no entries on the day.

Links to the entry page can be found at https://racebest.com/races/tgcws

For any further info please contact:

info@eventsupnorth.co.uk

Please note the course will be fully marshalled as well as one water station on the course.

Notice of AGM


The Annual General Meeting for 2024 will take place on:

Wednesday 21st February 2024 at 7pm
Venue: Consett Bowls Club

All members are invited to attend the meeting at which there will be:

  • Reports from the officers of the management committee and a statement of the audited accounts.
  • Elections of the management committee for 2024.
  • Amendments to the constitution.

After the formal proceedings there will be an open forum for members to put forward their views and ideas on a range of issues to help guide your committee in planning the way forward in 2024 and beyond.

The issues to include:

  • Communications.
  • Training.               
  • Races, including GP and club events.
  • What do members want from the club?

Expressions of interest in joining the Committee and any other business relating to the club to be sent to the Club Secretary by Monday 19th February 2024.

Stewy Bell 
Club Secretary 

nufcstewy@hotmail.com

🌲Un Deck the tree🌲

Christmas has gone so it’s now time to  UN DECK THE TREE.


SUNDAY 7th Jan. 2024 START 8:30

From EDMUNDBYRES NEAR THE DERWENT ARMS.


It’s a trail run but mainly on good tracks however some is on moorland so will be wet underfoot at times. 

Weather forecast is good though cold so dress for the occasion.

Four options.
1. Do the whole lot. Up and down about 12 miles max.
2. Up to the tree only and back to the main road. 7 mile ish. Arrange a lift back.
3. Run from the Road to the tree and back down to Edmundbyres. About 7 miles.
4. Run or walk to the tree and up to the Trig Point from the road and back – About 3 mile.

Hope to see lots of us there. If you’re intending on attending please let us know.

Notice of AGM


The Annual General Meeting for 2023 will take place on:

Thursday 9th February 2023 at 7pm
Venue: Consett Bowling Club

All members are invited to attend the meeting at which there will be: 

  • Reports from the Chair and Treasurer on the progress of the club in 2022
  • Elections of the Management Committee for 2023

After the formal proceedings there will be an open forum for members to put forward their views and ideas on a range of issues to help guide your committee in planning the way forward in 2023 and beyond.

The issues include: 

  • Communications
  • Training                
  • Races, including GP and club events
  • What do members want from the club?

Expressions of interest in joining the Committee and any other business relating to the club to be sent to the Club Secretary by Thursday 2nd February 2023.

Stewy Bell 
Club Secretary 

nufcstewy@hotmail.com