October 2010

Race 3 in Northern Runner Eskdale Valley Winter Fell Race Series

The 3rd race in the Northern Runner/Eskdale Valley Winter Fell Race Series will take place on Sunday 7th November. The 3 Tops is 8.5 miles long with 1800 feet of ascent and goes over High Cliffe Nab, Roseberry Topping and Hanging Stone. Before you have a route choice to checkpoint 5 and down to the finish. It’s a great… winters outing over the moors. Click the link for more details including a map of the course.

Grampain Mountain Challenge

If you thought that the Mountain marathon season finishes with this weekends OMM then you are mistaken. The Grampian Mountain Challenge is a Mountain Marathon style event that takes place on the 13th and 14th November between Balater and Braemar in the Inver Forest and Invercauld Hills. Conditions are likely to be harsh winter fell running conditions but, the organisers are taking pity on competitors and you don’t have to carry your kit for the overnight. So, you can pack the warm sleeping bag and mat instead of shivering for... Read More


There has been a lot of talk in the press about barefoot running and its aid to injury prevention. It you want to avoid injury and run forever then you need to consider building in some barefoot running to your training. If you run in barefeet then you naturally land more midfoot. So, you don’t need to think about pointing your toes. You just need to alter your posture so you are more up right and gradually let your feet get used to absorbing the shock and get used to using... Read More

Gibside Trail Race/Fruit Bowl

The popular 6 mile trail race around the national trust property at Gibside (near Rowlands Gill to the west of Newcastle) is now full. So, please no more postal entries they will only get returned. We will see the lucky ones on Sunday 7th November. Hopfully with a bit less rain than last year.

Race 8 in Northern Runner Summer Fell Race Series

Gibdale Gallop is race number 8 in the Northern Runner Summer Fell Race Series and takes place on Tuesday 4th August from Gibdale Car Park just above Great Ayton. The start time is 7-15pm, registration is on the day only. For a description of the route and a map click the link.

Castleton Show Race Results

Castleton Show Race was the final counter in the Northern Runner/Eskdale Valley Summer Fell Race Series. For results see the link below:

Loftus Poultry Run 2010

Entries are now open for the popular Loftus Poultry Run on Sunday 19th December 2010. Now in it’s 27th year this 8 miles multi terrain race is giving away a long sleeved T to all finishers and the usual meat and poultry prizes to the fast lads and lasses. You can pop into the shop for an entry form or download one from…… Loftus and Whitby AC website.

Saltergate Gallows 17th October 2010

Come and have a run in Heartbeat Country ! The second race in the Northern Runner Eskdale Valley Winter Fell Race Series is on Sunday 17th October 10.30am start, 8 miles 1200 feet of ascent. Registration is Saltergate Bank Top, Near Fylingdales on A169 Grid 853937 Entry on the day is £6. Come and join in the fun. For a map of the course click here.