August 2011

Kielder 10km

If 26 miles is a bit of a stretch but, you would like to get involved with all the excitment of the Kielder Marathon then why not try the Kielder 10km. The event goes round the Bull Crag Peninsula on the Lakeside Way of Kielder Water and starts at 1pm on Saturday 8th October. Click through for more details.

Guisborough Grunt Plus Report and Results

We had booked the weather which was pleasant although a little overcast. Paul Butler again shot out of the stalls like a greyhound and by the climb up Green Hill was comfortably in the lead being chased by a small group involving Charlie Stead, James Wilson and Cameron Taylor. Paul went on to win by two minutes setting another record. In fact Paul did almost three circuits that night checking the tapes at 4.00p.m. & collecting most of the tapes after the race. In the women’s event Kay Neesam scored... Read More

Forest Burn Fell Race Cancelled

Please note that the Forest Burn fell race scheduled for Sunday 14th August has had to be postponed. The show with which it is associated has been cancelled due to waterlogged fields, so parking is impossible and therefore the race has been postponed. It is hoped that there will be some alternative festivities arranged later in the year and the fell race will be scheduled to coincide with these and I will provide details as soon as I have them. I am sorry for any disappointment. Have a good weekend... Read More

Guisborough Grunt Plus Fell Race

We where lucky with the weather again for the latest round of the Northern Runner/Eskdale Valley Summer Fell Race Series. It was a lovely warm dry clear night in Guisborough tonight. Paul Butler (Loftus and Whitby AC) took full avantage of the conditions and lead from start to finish to win in a new course record of 47 minutes and 2 seconds. 2 Minutes in front of Northumberland Fell Runners Charlie Stead who was second man home. First lady home was Kay Neesam (New Marske Harriers) in just over 57... Read More

Borrowdale Fell Race Results

Ben Abdulnoor (Ambleside AC) an ex Northumberland Fell Runner won the Borrowdale Fell Race on Saturday by less than 20 seconds from Ellenborough’s Ricky Lightfoot with Carl Bell ((Howgill Harriers) who won the Cock Howe and Beyond round of the Northern Runner/Eskdale Valley Summer Fell Race Series) less than a minute behind him. Ben picked up his first England Vest after finishing third in the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Race in April. He finished 12th in the World Long Course Mountain Running Chapionships in Slovinia before winning Wasdale Fell Race for... Read More

Northern Runner Takes on the Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge

Northern runner staff member Drew and his friend Ben will be tackling the 24.5 mile Yorkshire 3 peak challenge this Sunday. Drew, who is usually a track runner is taking a break from track racing for the summer,so has been keeping fit by doing a few fell races. Drew agreed to do the three peaks challenge to help a friend with his attempt by carrying his bag– the logic being that Drew has done more training so him carrying all the gear should make for a faster time for the... Read More

Yared at the Morpeth 10k

Yared Hagos a friend of the Northern Runner staff had another solid run in the North-East this Tuesday. Yared, an Ethiopian who has just moved to Newcastle has dreams of becoming a world class marathon runner like his idol Haile Gebrselassie. Yared has won every race he has entered since coming to the U.K. including the Eccup 10 mile in Leeds (setting a new course record in the process), the recent Exhibition park 5k and Tuesday’s Morpeth 10k. Having shown considerable promise at the longer distances by running a 63... Read More