November 2010

Eskdale Eureka Sunday 5th December 2010

We will be going from Mud to Snow in the Northern Runner/Eskdale Valley Winter Fell race Series if the weather forecast is to be believed. Race 5 is the Eskdale Eureka a 10 mile journt over the moors from the Eskdale Inn in Castleton (the ideal spot for a bit of well earned Sunday Lunch after the race). For more details on the event including a map and route description click here.

Kahtoola Micro Spikes

When the going gets icey what you need is a set of Kahtoola Micro Spikes. These stretch over any footwear from fell shoes too boots and give you instant ice biting spikes. They take seconds to fit and are very light and packable. Click here to take a closer look.

Hilly Deal !!

Buy and 3 Hilly items and get the cheapest one for free ! With such great products including hats, gloves, socks and various bags all designed by Commonwealth, European and Boston Marathon Winner Ron Hill this could be the stocking filler you have been looking for.

Barefoot Debate

Click here to read an interesting article about Barefoot Running by Biomechanics Expert Danny Orr. Then read the comment from the retailer who has tried barefoot running below. It all adds to the constant debate on the subject. The truth is probalbey somewhere between the two. What we would advise at Northern Runner is that if you want to change your running style to land more midfoot then do it gradually and work on posture with drills. I have two compressed discs and over the last 3 years I have... Read More

Clay Bank West Results

A classic wet November day that saw intermittent showers of sleet with a temperature on the tops close to freezing. A record entry turned out for this event and it was a whirl to ensure everyone was registered. We even had to employ a cross country type finish with a roped off finishing lane. Will Horsley set off without his dog and ran a blinder to finish well clear of a competitive field behind him. In fact the next five runners finished within touching distance of each other. In the... Read More