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REMINDER – Sunday 11th November – Remembrance Day Run

Courtesy of Mike Gill –  On Sunday 11th November 2018 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

REMINDER – RED KITE TORCH RUN – Friday 19th October 2018

REMINDER – After the success of the previous run down to the Red Kite Pub at Winlaton Mill, another run has been organised for Friday 19th October 2018.  The run will start at Consett Sports Centre at 6pm (distance 9 miles).  Various meeting points along the route are also available for those wishing to run a shorter distance.  Queens Road at approximately 6.05pm (8.5 miles), Shotley Station at 6.15pm (7.5 miles), Ebchester Station at 6.30pm (6 miles) and finally the car park on the road to Burnopfield at 6.50pm (4.5 miles).  This is a social run so can be ran at your own pace, Mike will be tail-running and some of the members of the Beginners Group so no pressure.  Please note that a head torch is essential and some money for the pub!  Any queries please contact Mike Swainson.


These runs are a great way of getting to meet some of the other members, also a great way of keeping up your running through the dark nights and as always lots of support on offer so if you can please try and attend.

Thank you.

RED KITE SOCIAL RUN – Further Information

UPDATE – Run to Winlaton Mill Red Kit Pub along the Derwent Walk – Friday 29th June, starting at 6-00 pm from QUEENS ROAD (9 miles), picking up 6.10pm from SHOTLEY STATION (8 miles) then 6.30pm at EBCHESTER STATION (7 miles) ( beside Derwent Walk pub).

This is a replacement for the old Pasty run to Gibside which is now not available! Run at your own pace but it will be tail ran by Beginners group.   Mike would appreciate an indication if you intend to go just so I can let pub know approximate numbers. Food is available and there is a comfortable outside area if weather suitable! There’s also a TV in the Pub if you wish to watch the Iceland game!

Arrange your own transport back home but bus number 45 runs every half hour back to Consett!  Thanks Mike Swainson