November 2011

Free sports massage and running competitions from On and Northern Runner, Newcastle

– On and Northern Runner, Newcastle are excited to announce an exclusive running day at the Northern Runner shop on 3rd December 2011, between 9 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. The day will consist of a variety of activities for runners of all abilities, including two competitions; a ‘Try it On’ competition, where participants try on a pair of Ons, describe how they feel and get entered into a prize draw for an all-expenses paid trip to Switzerland and a ‘Take the distance’ challenge, which will see participants test run some... Read More

Angus Tait Memorial Hexhamshire Hobble Fell Race 2011

This years Hexhamshire Hobble will take place on Sunday 4th December 11am. The race is 10.5 miles long with 1200 feet of ascent. The men’s record is held by the current men’s British Champion, Morgan Donnelly an ex Northumberland Fell Runner who now runs for Borrowdale Fell Runners having moved to hilly parts. The Ladies record is held by 5 times Britsh Champion Angela Mudge of Carnethy. So, you can compare yourself to the best. Entries can be made online or on the day.

Clay Bank West Fell Race Report and Results 2011

It was another excellent day’s racing with temperatures above average, a bit muddy but otherwise good. In the men’s race Cameron Taylor soon sped to the front with a chasing file of runners including Jim Bulman and Nigel Tate with Chris Jeffries and Dave Smith in close attendance being split by the leading woman Bronwen Owen. The front three had established a 20sec. break by the top of the first climb onto Cold Moor but by now Cameron had a decent lead and the others led by Jim were chasing.... Read More

Steve Brooks chooses Soleus GPS

Steve Brooks, the 1989 Junior National Cross Country Champion, has chosen the new Soleus GPS to track his speed and distance. Steve decided to purchase the Soleus GPS from Northern Runner to help with his rehabilitation after a knee operation. ‘ I like the size and lightness of the Soleus GPS’ said Steve who in his day ran 61-28 for a 1/2 marathon. ‘ The watch is also very easy to use and gives very accurate data. This is particularly useful for me building my running back up’ added the... Read More

Clay Bank West Fell Race Pictures

Conditions at Clay Bank West could best be described as muddy. Click through to David Aspin’s great photo’s. Below is Phil Green of Northumberland Fell Runner’s report of the event: This perennial favourite saw a few NFR’s heading south rather than west this Sunday for the short and sweet clay bank west race. The weather was kind with mild conditions and only intermittent hill fog making navigation nothing to worry about. This race starts up (hill) a steep forest tract for about 600m before levelling and undulating beside the forest... Read More

Park Run

There are now 4 Park Runs in the North East. For those who haven’t discovered these great events they are weekly 5 km races that take place in the local park. They are free to take part and organised completely by volunteers. To take part you simply sign up online print of a bar code and then simply turn up ready to run at 9am on Saturday morning. You can do as many or as few as you like. You run will be timed and the results on the website... Read More

Loftus Poultry Run 2011

If your looking for a good race to aim at over the festive period then look no further. Loftus Poultry Run is 8 miles of country lanes, bridleways and a muddy farmers field that just adds to the fun. Many participants run in fancy dress and it is a good start to Christmas for many. This years race is on Sunday 18th December for more details including an entry form click here.

The Chillingham Castle 10km

THE CHILLINGHAM CASTLE 10K RUN OR WALK. Date: 27.11.11 Times: Run 11.00am ENTRY £5. Walk10.30am (JUNIOR RUN 2M 10.30) The route Starting and finishing at the castle the flat route leaves the grounds and progresses along quiet country roads. Marshalls & markers will be on the route. THE VENUE: This 12th century stronghold home of Sir Humphrey Wakefield & his family, became “base – camp” for the 1298 conquering attack on William Wallace by “hammer of the Scots”, king Edward 1st. Wallace raided the previous year, burning the women &... Read More