When the barefoot running debate is discussed everyone talks about the africian runners running barefoot. Abibe Bikila winning the Olympic Marathon in Rome in 1960 in 2 hours 15 minutes with no shoes. Well what about Sam Carey from Sheffield who ran London Marathon in 2 hours 13 minutes 54 seconds to finish 30th in the 1991 World Cup event (GB won the Men’s Team event). I think the story was that he started with shoes but, they where rubbing his feet so he took them off and ran the... Read More
We now have stock of the Inov-8 Road-X Road Running shoes in Northern Runner in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and online. So, if you want to progress to a more natural way of running then pop in to give them a test drive on our corridor.
To see the leaders in the Northern Runner/Eskdale Valley Winter Fell Race Series with two events remaining click through from here. The two remaining races are Blackey Blitz on Sunday 27th March wich is 9.5 miles long with 2300 plus feet of ascent and Gisborough Moors Race which is on Sunday 10th April and is 12.5 miles with 2300 feet of ascent.
An overcast day with an odd hint of rain did not dampen the spirits of the athletes on this inaugural run at Glaisdale. It might have been chilly but many were looking forward to the Arncliffe Arms chilli at the end. On a serious note some runners were seen not to carry the appropriate kit for winter events and I must give this warning that there will be a kit check at the next two events in particular – you have been warned it is not acceptable behaviour! Back to... Read More
The barefoot running debate is getting very confusing for most runners, especially if you have successfully used quality running shoes. We have customers who have come into Northern Runner with aches and pains, usually shin splints or knee niggles, and gone away with the correct shoes that have resolved these problems. As the shoes wear out the niggles often return and you buy new shoes and they go away again. We are using the technology in the running shoe to prevent injury. The barefoot brigade argue that the shoe is... Read More
Following on from the success of On Running’s first shoe , the Lightweight Trainer, On is launching the Cloudrunner. This shoe offers a bit more stability making it more suitable to the mild pronator and the heavier or heavier footed runners. This is what On say’s: “Concrete made easy. The Cloudrunner features On’s patented CloudTec™ 3D cushioning system that absorbs both vertical and horizontal forces. Heavy impact is transformed into a light, natural run that stimulates your postural muscles. The Cloudrunner is designed for high-impact runs, long training sessions and... Read More
We now have entry forms for the Great Langdale Marathon, 1/2 marathon and 3km Family Fun Run. These events are on Saturday 25th September in 2011. The marathon is without doubt one of the most challenging in the country. It is also one of the most bueatiful. Should anyone feel light of feet and fancy a challenge there is £100 cash prize for a new course record (Current record 2hrs 41 minutes 55 seconds).
We had a fun day at the Glaisdale Rigg yesterday. The newest race in the Northern Runner/Eskdale Valley Winter Fell Race Series. As it was a new race all the winners set course records. Paul Butler (Loftus and Whitbey) won the men’s in a time just under the hour. Fiona Blackett (Durham Fell Runners) won the ladies in just over 67 minutes. Photo’s and results to follow. The next race in the series is the Blackey Blitz on Sunday 27th March. This is the toughest race in the series. It... Read More
The 34th running of the classic Gisborough Moors Fell Race will mark the end of the Northern Runner/Eskdale Valley Winter Fell Race Series 2010/2011. Click here to get an entry form. Gisborough Moors is a classic not just because of it’s 34 year history but, because the route taking in the best and most iconic peaks in the area. The race route climbs out of Gisborough through the trees and then sets of across the moors on a good bridleway. In April this can be a fast dash across the... Read More