The Old County Tops is a Fell race that starts in Langdale and goes over Helvelyn, Scafell Pike and Coniston Old Man. A distance of 37 miles with over 10,000 feet of ascent. In effect it is like the first day of an Elite Class Mountain Marathon, a good day out on the hill. The check points at the Church at the top of Thirlmere and at Cockley Beck are great with cups of tea, cake and sandwiches (you don’t get these on the OMM !). At the finish there... Read More
Race 4 in the Northern Runner/Eskdale Valley Summer Fell Race Series is Ossy Oiks. This race is now taking place from the Bluebell Inn, Ingleby Cross and is a new route. The race now covers 6.5 miles with 1400 feet of ascent. The race will start at 7.15pm. For more details and to see the rest of the events in the series click here.
There is lots of talk in the media at the moment about natural or barefoot running. To be able to run in minimalist shoes or no shoes at all you need good style and good posture as well as strong well developed feet. We would advice visiting a running form coach to learn proper technique. How many times when you are flying along do you have this image of Seb Coe or Steve Ovett in your head only to run past a shop window and see the real you. So,... Read More
Northern Runner now has more stock of the ON Running’s Cloudsurfers. These are a revolutionary new running shoe that offers amazing cushioning. They have been so popular that they sold out all over Europe within months of the launch. Northern Runner now has more stock so you can either buy online or pop into our Newcastle shop and give them a test drive on the corridor.
With Edinburgh Marathon and 1/2 Marathon on Sunday and the local Pier to Pier Run it is a busy weekend for North East runners. Edinburgh Marathon is busy taking entries for next year as it is full for the 2011 event but, if you fancy a run out you can still get an entry to the Pier to Pier on the morning of the run. For more details click through to Sunderland Strollers website.