The Loftus & Whitby Poultry Run has been held just before Christmas for over 25 years. It is a multi-terrain event and has built up a reputation as one of the friendliest and most fun events in the North East running calendar. This years event is on Sunday 18th December. Click through for more details.
20 Year old NFR James Taylor from Alwinton had youth on his side as he prevailed in a closely fought race at the front with Berwick’s V45 Adam Fletcher, followed home in 3rd by Steve Turland of Ilkley. The route had to be altered due to the stone slabs and steps on the Simonside ridge being in a dangerous condition due to ice, making the race 0.5 mile shorter. Karen Robertson comfortably led the ladies home in 1.29.19 Top performances from NFR’s Chris Winter and Phil Green were also highlights... Read More
The Simonside Cairns Fell Race on Sunday 11th December is looking like it might have to be postponed. The slabs over Simonside are covered in ice and potentially dangerous. A final decision will be taken tommorow and posted on Northumberland Fell Runners website. Click through here to have a read.
Winter had arrived with a cold wind at about 3 ‘C, hail and eventually snow just after the race finished. Nevertheless few athletes wore cagoules. In the men’s race there was a three way contest between Cameron Taylor, Nick Barber and Jim Bulman. Initially Cameron managed an early lead as they crossed the road above Hob Hole to head across the Hograh Moors. This became much tighter as they returned towards Hob Hole river crossing with Nick now leading some 30m ahead of Cameron who had an equal lead over... Read More
If you are looking for a challenging race in some nice countryside this coming weekend then this is it. Simonside Cairns Fell Race is 11 miles long with 1700 feet of ascent. It starts and finishes in Rothbury, Northumberland. The registration is at the Newcastle Arms Hotel in the centre of the village. Entry is £5 on the day only. Click through to see a map of the route. The underfoot conditions change constantly with sections of road, bridleway, grass, heather and erosion proof slabs. This is a great race... Read More
Running legend Ron Hill bought a Soleus GPS 1.0 from Northern Runner to track his miles while training. Ron said “Thanks for sending me the Soleus GPS watch so quickly. I am going to the USA on Tuesday and will be able to accurately measure the distance of my runs without having to allow 12 minutes per mile to get a distance that I know is not short !” If you too want to run like Ron Hill the 1969 European Marathon Champion, 1970 Boston Marathon Winner, 1970 Commonwealth Marathon... Read More
184 hardy fell runners finished the Hexhamshire Hobble on Sunday. Durham Fell Runners lead the field home with Andy Blackett beating club mate Duncan Archer by 40 seconds. Phil Sanderson of Northumberland Fell Runners prevented a DFR 1,2,3 by beating Stanley Charles by a mear 7 seconds. Phil Sanderson won the veteran catagory. The first lady was Jane Hodgeson or Morpeth AC. Looking fully recovered from her exploits at Kielder Marathon.