September 2011

Viking Chase Fell Race Report and Results 2011

Race 1 in the Northern Runner/Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series 2011/12 Nothing like the first race of the season to get the juices flowing and awaken a new interest in performance and achievement. Paul Butler set off in the men’s at a very fast pace to lead over the first half of the race with Andy Blackett, Jason Stevens, Nicholas Barber and Lee Bennett giving chase. This continued over the first half until on the final hill Paul Barber managed to close up so that eventually he passed Paul... Read More

Soleus 10K Running Watches now down to £35

Soleus Running Watches have always offered good value combined with features that runners appreciate. This includes the large digits making it easier to see your splits and the button on the face that allows you to move from your overall time to your split time, or view both together. Soleus 10K Running Watches are now £35 reduced from £50 which represents even greater value. Click through to take a closer look at the colours available.

Brooks Pure Project – Flow

The Brooks Pure Project is Brooks designers answer to minimalist footwear. However, it’s not minimalist. It has Brooks revolutionary MoGo mid sole material combined with DNA cushioning to give it that soft but firm responsive feel that you only get from a Brooks shoe. The Pure Flow has an inverted heel to aid the runner in landing just under their centre of gravity. This is further aided by the heel to forefoot differential being only 4mm. A split toe allows the big toe to act independent of the rest of... Read More

Rab Mountain Marathon 2011

Charlie Stead (Northern Runner and Northumberland Fell Runners) and Bob Johnston (Dark Peak Fell Runners) came back from a 6 point deficit on day one to win the Elite Category of the Rab Mountain Marathon by 13 Points. Click through for the full results. The weather was mixed with heavy rain and mist early on Saturday which thankfully cleared up by the time the runners where finishing. Making it a much more relaxing evening putting up tents and refueling in the sunshine. It would of been a different story pitching... Read More

Rab Mountain Marathon 2011

Here is a link to a film about last years Rab Mountain Marathon just to get you in the mood for this years event on the 24th and 25th September in North Wales. Sadly the forecast isn’t looking as clear and sunny as last year. However, I am sure we’ll all enjoy a good weekend’s running on the hills.

Great Langdale Marathon and 1/2 Marathon

If you fancy a bit of a contrast to last weeks Great North Run. Than why not try the Great Langdale 1/2 Marathon, or the Marathon if you fancy a real challenge. It will be a bit less busy than the Great North Run and unlike the downhill run to the sea that Tynesides 1/2 Marathon offers Great Langdale is a bit more undulating with a few rather big hills. The crowds will be less but, the scenery more than makes up for that. Click here for more details.

Brooks Pure Project- Pure Connect

Brooks Pure Connect is the lightest of Brook’s new Pure range of running shoes. It weighs just 204 grams in a UK 8 and is low profile. The heel to forefoot drop is a mere 4mm so it encourages a more natural mid-foot strike. However, unlike other shoes of this type it has a very cushioned feel. The midsole is a mix of DNA and MoGo. Which gives it that soft but, firm feel of MoGo added to the way DNA changes it’s feel with the force that is applied.... Read More

Dragon’s Back Race- Run across the backbone of Wales

Back in September 1992 there was a multi day race across the spine of Wales. On the 20th Anniversary of the first and only time that it has been held there is going to be another Dragon’s Back Race. The race has 5 daily stages each going over rugged mountain ous terrain. The event offers full support so you don’t require a support crew in order to take part. Click here to watch a film of the 1992 event and to find out more details about this epic race.