Blue Runnings

Race Reviews, GPX files and more from North-East England

Race Reviews

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I thought I’d gather all my race reviews in one place so it’s easy for people to find the one they’re looking for, and maybe see other races in the area they might also be interested in which I have run before. I didn’t realise when I started writing it how long it was going to be and had forgotten I’d done several of them!

If you’re looking for parkrun info, please see my separate page here.

Races sorted by alphabetical order rather than any particular preference! My favourites are the Kielder 10k, Gateshead Trail, National Trust Gibside night run, Coastal Trail Series Bamburgh and Pier 2 Pier. I’m in the process of adding GPX files downloadable from Dropbox to each review – if you’re looking for one which hasn’t been updated yet and you’re desperate for it, get in touch and I’ll bump it up the priority list!

The race title will take you to the organiser’s website, the year will take you to my experience of that year’s events – some I have done multiple times because I enjoyed them so much, some I have done once because I couldn’t make it on following years or it’s the first time I’ve attended – frequency does not necessarily suggest preference – unless it’s high in which case I probably like it đŸ˜›

Blaydon Races – 5.6M – Blaydon – 2015

Bottom’s Up Cup – 5k – Washington – 2015, 2016

Butterwick Hospice -10k – Hamsterley Forest – 2015, 2016

Color Obstacle Rush – 5k – Newcastle – 2015

Endurance Life Challenge: Coastal Trail Series – ultra/marathon/half/10k – Bamburgh – half: 2016 10k: 2015

Gateshead Trail – 10k – Blaydon – 2015, 2016

Gelt Gladiator – Assault course 10k/5k – Carlisle – 5k: 2015

George Ogle Memorial – 9k – Swalwell – 2015

Gibside Fruit Bowl – 6M – Rowlands Gill – 2015

Go TRI – triathlon – Prudhoe – 2016

Great Manchester Run – half/10k – Manchester – 10k: 2015

Great North Run – half – Newcastle – 2015

Hellhole – 10k – Stanley – 2015

Kielder Marathon Weekend – marathon/half/10k/duathlon – Kielder Water – 10k: 2015, 2016

Loftus Poultry Run – 8M – Loftus – 2015

National Trust Night Run – 6k – Gibside – 2015

Newburn River Run – 10.5k – Newburn – 2015

No Ego Challenge – 10k – Trail: Hamsterley Forest – 2015

No Ego Challenge – 10k – Trail: Otterburn – 2015

No Ego Challenge – 10k – Torch: Wallington – 2015

North-East Harrier League – XC 7k – Aykley Heads – 2015/2016

North-East Harrier League – XC 7k – Herrington Park – 2016/2017

North-East Harrier League – XC 7k – Tanfield – 2015/2016

North Tyneside – 10k – North Shields – 2015, 2017

Pier 2 Pier – 11k – Sunderland – 2015, 2017

Resolution Run – 5k – Sunderland – 2015

Rock ‘n’ Roll – marathon/half/5k/mile – Liverpool – half: 2015

Run 2 Remember – 5k – Sunderland – 2015, 2016

Run Nation – 10k – Cragside – 2016, 2017

Sunderland City – half/10k – Sunderland – 10k: 2015, 2017

Thirsk Ten – 10M – Thirsk – 2015

Trail Outlaws Dark Skies – 26.5/14M – Kielder Water – 26.5M – 2016

Trail Outlaws Washington Trail – 10k – Washington – 2015, 2016, 2017

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