December 2010

New Years Day Races

The next round of the Northern Runner/Eskdale Valley Winter Fell race Series is Captain Cooks Race on New Years Day. Registration is from the Royal Oak in the centre of Great Ayton. The Race starts at 11am and is a 5 mile run with a steepish climb upto Captain Cooks monument and a great descent over the fields. A great way to start 2011 Morpeth Harriers 11KM Road Race is still going ahead on New years Day at 1pm. Although it is looking like the course will be modified a... Read More

Guisborough Woods

Well it was good to get a race on despite the weather. You will see from the photos the depth of snow but thankfully there was very little icing and going was good in these conditions. In the men’s race Phil Sanderson set off very strongly chased by Luke Adams, Paul Lowe and Paul Butler. At the quarry on the first lap Phil made his break moving ahead of the field by 30 metres or so. It was left to Luke to pursue him but as usual Phil was on... Read More

Christmas Opening Times

Christmas Eve 10am to 4pm Christmas Day Closed Boxing Day Closed Monday 27th December 10am to 4pm Tuesday 28th December 10am to 5.30pm Wednesday 29th December 10am to 5.30pm Thursday 30th December 10am to 7pm Friday 31st December 10am to 4pm New Years Day Closed Sunday 2nd January 2011 Closed Monday 3rd January 11am to 4pm Happy Christmas

Guisborough Woods Race

The Next round of the Northern Runner/Eskdale Valley Winter Fell Race Series is Guisborough Woods on Monday 27th December 11am Start. Registration is at Guisborough Rugby Club. It is a short jog from here to the forestry where the race starts and finishes. Essentially the race is 3 Laps of a mainly wooded loop made up of forestry track and muddy single track. The highlights of the route is the climb up through and old quarry which is just about runable (on the first lap) and the single track descent... Read More

Learn More about ON Running Shoes

Click here to see an interview taken from Run247’s website. Annie Emmerson is interviewing Rick Kiddle from On Running Shoes. Which are these great new running shoes we have from Switzerland. Come and test drive them on our corridor. They have to be run in to believe how good they feel.

Newton’s come to Loftus Poultry Run

Northern Runner will be present at the Loftus Poultry Run again this year with lots of bargains and stocking fillers. Newton Shoes will also be present offering you the chance to take their revolutionary forefoot running shoes for a test drive. If there is anything specific you would like to try then drop us an email: or give us a call on 0191 2614322. For more details on the race itself click here

Northern Running Guide

We now have the latest copy of the Northern Running Guide in our Newcastle Shop. So, pop in and pick up a copy for free. As well as containing a running log the Northern Running Guide has a comprehensive list of the running events that are on in the North of England during the months of January, February, March and April so you can plan your 2011 racing now !!

Lyon Inn snowed in

It was a wise decision to call of the latest round of the Northern Runner/Eskdale Valley Winter Fell Race Series on Sunday when you look at the link which shows how much snow there was at Blackey Ridge. Hopfully it clears beofre the Blackey Blitz race on 27th March which starts and finishes at the pub. Click here to see the report.