December 2009

Guisborough Woods Race

The Guisborough Woods Race, the latest round of the Northern Runner/Eskdale Winter Fell Series, was in doubt just 24 hours before the start due to the dangerous state of the ground up to the start. The course itself was in snow with water underneath. By the time we set off it was slushy in many places and care was required in very muddy conditions which is much better than ‘Ice.’ Phil Sanderson soon established a lead in the men’s race getting away at the quarry on the first lap. The... Read More

Captain Cooks Race 1st Jan 2010

Start your New year with a fantastic Race !! Captain Cooks Race starts at 11am outside the Royal Oak in Great Ayton, North Yorkshire. It is a great New Years Race, even more fun in snow. The sixth race in the Northern Runner/Eskdale Valley Winter Fell race Series starts with a few miles of road and track until is climbs over some fields and then steeply up through the forestry to the summit of Captain Cooks Monument. The race then descents down over the fields (with another short climb on... Read More

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

We are pleased to confirm our Christmas and New Year Opening times, as below. Wednesday December 23rd 10.00-17.30 Thursday December 24th 10.00-16.00 Friday December 25th, Chrismas Day SHOP CLOSED Saturday December 26th, Boxing Day SHOP CLOSED Sunday December 27th, SHOP CLOSED Monday December 28th 10.00-17.30 Tuesday December 29th 10.00-17.30 Wednesday December 30th 10.00-17.30 Thursday, December 31st NEW YEAR’S EVE 10.00-16.00 Friday, January 1st, 2010 NEW YEAR’S DAY SHOP CLOSED Saturday January 2nd 09.00-17.30 Sunday January 3rd SHOP CLOSED Monday January 4th 10.00-1730 Normal Trading Hours Resume. ALL TIMES SHOWN ARE... Read More

Christmas 2009 Last Posting Dates.

We wish to advise our Mail order customers that the latest posting date for First Class items is officially Monday December 21st, but would encourage our customers to ORDER AT THE LATEST by Friday December 19th, to ensure an earlier dispatch. We also suggest that you make use of the Royal Mail’s special Delivery service if you wish to avoid possible disappointment; you can request this in the ‘Customer Comments’ box on the web order summary page, before sending the order. The latest posting date for this service is also... Read More

Eskdale Eureka Results and Pictures

Winter weather continues to be wet which gives some unusual distractions during the race like a vehicle swept away in the flood waters at ‘Hob Hole.’ We set off in a break from the rain but it didn’t last long. At the front of the men’s race there was a titanic struggle between Robert Addyman and Dan Middlemas, first one would lead then the other. Compound this with a few mistakes each at turn, then a lost contact lens and the scenario continued to the finish line where Dan just... Read More

Easkdale Eureka

Race 4 of the Northern Runner/Eskdale Valley Winter Fell Race Series will take place on Sunday 6th December 10.30am start. For further details including a map of the course and a route description click the link

Hexhamshire Hobble

The 16th Hexhamshire Hobble Fell Race will take place on Sunday 6th December 11am start. The race is a Category C Medium Fell race 10.5 miles long with 1220 feet of ascent. The course is partially marked and entry fees are £4 to Club Runners and £5 Unattached. Registration will be open from 9.30am. Start and Finsih in Allendale Village. Please note that the Fell Runners Association Safety Conditions Apply so you will neee to carry Water/Windprrof Body Cover, Map, Compass, Whistle, Hat and Gloves. It gets very cold on... Read More