Tag Archives: 5km

World Transplant Games – 5K

Town Moor, Newcastle, Sunday, August 18, 2019

Shaun Roberts

After the recent British Transplant Games, the very local World Transplant Games, within a couple of miles of where I spent quite a long time in hospital, couldn’t come soon enough. Good to start the week with the 5K, which I thought was my best chance of doing well, having picked up the Gold in … Continue reading World Transplant Games – 5K

The Daphne Wagstaffe Memorial, Westpark (1st Shelter) 5k

St. Helier, Jersey, Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tim Skelton

I’m not really one for parkrun tourism. If I’m on holiday, the thought of getting up at 730am to go find a local run doesn’t really appeal. Jane and I tend to go to bed later than normal because the kids stay up later….so it all makes parkrun a no no for us. This leads … Continue reading The Daphne Wagstaffe Memorial, Westpark (1st Shelter) 5k

Windy Nook Inaugural parkrun

Saturday, December 2, 2017


Andrew Davies

I’ve been trying to be ‘Great North Done’. That’s what everyone calls it when you’ve run all the parkruns in the North East. What do you mean you’ve never heard of it? It’s not like I’ve just made it up! It’s all the parkruns from Druridge Bay down to Darlington. There are 23 now, I … Continue reading Windy Nook Inaugural parkrun

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Park Run

Saturday, October 21, 2017


Sarah Davies

As a parkrun fanatic, I am always delighted when a new Parkrun starts up in the North East. Not only is it great to see the movement growing, but it also creates exciting new possibilities for Parkrun tourism. However, although I like to imagine myself heading off into the wilds of Northumberland or North Yorkshire … Continue reading Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Park Run

Hexham 5k Fun Run 2017

Hexham, Northumberland, Sunday, July 16, 2017

Celeste Veitch

  I’d enjoyed last year’s Hexham 5k fun run so I felt compelled to support the organisers in their quest to secure enough attendance to route the run through Hexham’s town centre. The council agreed the request and with full road closures for the run, the 5k started 5 minutes before the half marathon from … Continue reading Hexham 5k Fun Run 2017

The Beer Belly Fun Run 2016

Consett, Saturday, August 27, 2016

6 x 1k laps

Pam Kirkup

Stand and Deliver! … otherwise known as the 2nd Beer Belly Run from the Grey Horse pub in Consett raising funds for Motor Neurone Disease. This has to be said is a ridiculous concept, one that we have inherited from America. The idea is that runners do 5 x 1K laps around a pub, after … Continue reading The Beer Belly Fun Run 2016

What a Wheeze 5km Christmas Cracker 2015

Ropner Park, Stockton, Sunday, December 6, 2015

Melanie Hudson

  This race is three laps of Ropner Park in Stockton and 5k in length. It is all on tarmac, and besides a tiny hill at the end of each lap, it is a very flat and fast course. I entered this race for two reasons: the first being that entry included a medal with … Continue reading What a Wheeze 5km Christmas Cracker 2015

Great Run Local Gibside October 2015

Gibside, Sunday, October 11, 2015


Jon Ayres

As the preparation for Marathons next year begins so the thinking of how to incorporate long runs into family time starts. The chance to take the Jr members of the clan for a day out at Gibside hall and for a few miles to be clocked up running there, followed by a harder end to … Continue reading Great Run Local Gibside October 2015