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.


Notice of Annual General Meeting

 The Annual General Meeting for 2019 will take place on:

31st January 2019 at 7:30pm

Venue: Back Room, Steel 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 2018.
  • Elections of the Management Committee for 2019.
  • Any other Business to the Club Secretary by 17th January 2019.


After the formal proceedings there will be a 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 2019 and beyond. The issues include:

  • Communications
  • The training calendar
  • Welcoming new members of all abilities
  • Races and events

Stewy Bell 31.12.2018

Club Secretary