March 2010

Blakey Blitz Results

A cold wind whipped across the course reducing the temperature from 9 to 11 in the late morning to 4 to 5 degrees. Runners generally wore more than they needed as once into the valleys it was a warm spring day. 112 brave souls set out and by checkpoint two Phil Sanderson held a two minute lead over the field. He went on to develop this to almost ten minutes by the finish despite a couple of tumbles on the way. Matthew John, Gary Webb and Charles Stead gave chase... Read More

Yukon Ultra Marathon

Nik Cox came 1st in the 120 mile 6633 Ultra running race in Canada. Described as a true Arctic experience – this race really does enter the Arctic Circle and can quite genuinely claim to be the Toughest, Coldest, Windiest Extreme Ultra Marathon on the planet.

Northumberland dominate at Brough Law

Philip Sanderson continued his run of good form. The Northumberland Fell Runners Veteran won the tough Brough Law Fell Race on Sunday with plenty to spare over club mate and fellow veteran Lee Bennett. In the ladies event another Northumberland Fell Runner, Karen Robertson had an equally demanding lead to win from Blac…khill Bounders Sarah Lister. Full results and pictures click the link to Northumberland Fell Runners website

Northern Runner Eskdale Valley Winter Fell Race Se

Race 10 of the Northern Runner Esk Dale Valley Winter Fell Series takes place on Sunday 28th March 10.30am start from the Lion Inn, Blackey (678998). The Blackey Blitz is only in it’s second year but, worth the drive to take up the challenge. The route is a favourite training run of the Old Mandale Harriers and starts…… with a descent and finishes with a climb which is a bit unusual. The distance in about 10 miles with enough ascent to make it a tough A catagory. For a map... Read More

Classic Fell Run Maps and Gradient Profiles

With the spring almost here and Summer on the horizon, We now have a Selection of Classic Fell Run maps in stock at NR, They cost £3,- each, include route description and Gradient profile, and are printed on waterproof paper. Routes available include: Three Shires Fell Race, Borrowdale Fell Race, Langdale Horseshoe and The great lakes Run. Also available by post, at cost of £3.00 pluss £1.99 P&P

Brough Law Fell Race Sunday 21st March

Brough Law Fell Race on Sunday. The details as written in the fell runner: SUN. MAR 21. BROUGH LAW (R). AS. 11.00 a.m. 5m/1250′. Venue: Bulbys Wood car park, Ingrham, Powburn, Northumberland. GR 008164. £4.00, on day. Teams. ER/LK/NS/PM. Over 16. Records: W. Horsley, 36.38, 2009; f. V. Oldham, 41.47, 2007. Toilets at National Parks Info Centre, Ingrham. No safety pins. Details: Keith Cooper, . Tel: 01670 514195. Website: Link shows a map of the course,616375&st=OSGrid&lu=N&tl=~&ar=y&bi=~&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf

Congratulations to Freya Murray

Congratulations to Chester-le-Street athlete Freya Murray who stormed to victory on Saturday in the Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships in Cofton Park, Birmingham. Click the link for results and more detailed report

Sanderson Holds Top Form at Clay Bank East

Phillip Sanderson, Northumberland Fell Runners, was in action again on Sunday at the latest round of the Northern Runner/Esk Valley Fell Race Series. After a storming run in the first English Championship Race of the season at Noonstone, Phil showed everyone a clean set of heels. After an initial tussle with Ian Wellock up the first climb the only problem for Phil was the strong blustery wind. Showing that his 19th place at Noonstone (4th over 40) was no fluke. In the women’s race International Orienteer Pippa Archer nee Whitehouse... Read More