Altra Lone Peak 4 Trail Running Shoes Review |1 – Introducing the Lone Peak 4

An Introduction to the Altra Lone Peak 4 — The Altra Lone Peak is Altra’s most popular trail shoe. Not just for runners, but long-distance walkers too, who appreciate the extra space in the toe box as much as runners, from newcomers to ultra-marathon-regulars! The Lone Peak 4 features many changes designed to improve on the flagship shoe and is due to arrive in the UK in early September. Like all Altra running shoes, the Lone Peak 4 is Zero Drop and has a roomy, rounded, Foot Shape Toe Box.... Read More


Altra Timp Review | Zero Drop Running Shoes | In Stock at

Altra Timp Zero Drop Running Shoes Review — Having worn Hoka One One for several years I visited Northern Runner for a pair of Altra shoes. My goal for these shoes was a good cushioned pair of trail shoes I could use for some ultradistance races. I settled on the Altra Timp, having been told these are one of the most cushioned shoes in the range. I was aware of the Zero Drop and I was given a few words of advice to alternate shoes while adapting to these. A... Read More


Altra Escalante vs. Altra Escalante Racer Running Shoes | In Stock at

How Does the Altra Escalante Compare with the Escalante Racer? — The Altra Escalante has become one of Altra’s most popular Zero Drop road running shoes. It’s a running shoe designed to look fashionable (it does look great) yet also perform when you hit the tarmac for a road run. Although the Escalante has a relatively low level of cushioning, it has a softer ride to it, which is not typically ideal for faster running and racing. To retain the aesthetic style, yet provide something for the experienced, faster runners,... Read More


Chapel Fell Top Fell Race

If you fancy blowing the cobwebs away on Tuesday evening (17th July) head over to St. John’s Chapel for the Chapel Fell Top Fell Race. The race is 7km long with 400 metres of ascent, that’s 4.2 miles and 1300 feet in old money. Entry is £5 on the day only. Registration is at the Chatterbox Cafe, 11, Market Place, St. John’s Chapel DL13 1QF. Grid reference NY885360. The action starts at 7.30pm. Bring full FRA kit: Compass – Whistle – Full waterproof body cover with taped seams and integrated... Read More


Inov-8 TerraUltra G260 with Graphene Review | 1 – Introduction | In Stock at

Inov-8 Terraultra G260 Review | 1 – Intro – Where Does It Fit In? As Inov-8 have been telling everyone on social media for weeks now, these are the first ever running shoes with Graphene in them. The Graphene is mixed into the sticky rubber to give 50% more stretch so the studs mould to the ground better. The outsole is 50% stronger so grips won’t break and 50% more durable, so once you have got these shoes bedded in you can enjoy them for longer. Coupled with that is a... Read More


Altra Torin 3.5 Knit & Mesh Intro | Review Coming Very Soon | In Stock Now!

Altra Torin 3.5 – A Quick Introduction The new Torin 3.5 , Altra’s best selling road shoe, has been completely updated.  There are now two uppers available. There is a mesh upper which is the more breathable more performance orientated upper and a knit upper which has a bit more stretch and a closer feel to it similar to the Altra Escalante. Whichever version you choose the shoe offers the same high degree of cushioning. It is designed for those longer runs or runners doing lots of miles but, will... Read More


The Cross Fell Race 2018

The 2018 Cross Fell Race on Saturday 30th June is a new fell race for the FRA race calendar, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Race starts 11am, the route of 24Km with 560m of climb takes in the summit of Cross Fell the highest Pennine peak and source of the Tees, with stunning views over the Eden Valley of the Lake District and beyond into Scotland. Race HQ and registration from 9am is at the village hall in scenic Garrigill, which also boasts pub, post office/shop, B&B, garage,... Read More


Inov-8 Graphene G-Series Mudclaw & TerraUltra In Stock | Reviews Coming Soon

G-Series Inov-8 Footwear with Graphene Arrives at There is a fair bit of information to digest about the new G-Series running shoes; the Mudclaw, TerraUltra and F-Lite G260. Here’s a boiled down version and relevant links to everything you will need to know. Tech Spec PDF: TerraUltra G260 RESPONSIVE: Dynamic Fascia Band (DFB) technology. RUN NATURAL: Next-generation META-FLEX is an extra flexible midsole and outsole form. WORLD’S TOUGHEST GRIP: Using the world’s strongest material, graphene-enhanced rubber. ZERO/0mm DROP: Heel to forefoot. UNDERFOOT PERFECTION: New EXTEROFLOW midsole minimises shock impact RUN IN COMFORT:... Read More


Cronkley Fell Race 2018

The Cronkley Fell Race is on Sunday 24th June 2018. The route is 16.9km long (10 1/2 miles ish) with 535 metres of ascent. Registration is at Bowlees Visitor Centre, Bowlees, Newbiggin in Teesdale, County Durham DL12 0XF. Entry is £5 on the day only. The race starts at 11am. Full kit must be carried as stipulated in the Fell Running Association rules. Which is map of the race route, compass, whistle, Waterproof jacket and troucers with taped seams and an integrated hood, hat, gloves. The best type of footwear... Read More