February 2012

Win a Union Jack Inspired Mini

To celebrate 30 years of British manufacturing, New Balance are offering you the chance to win a union jack inspired Mini ! All you have to do to enter the competition is click through to the website click register and enter your details putting Northern Runner into the retailer box. The closing date for entries is 12th August 2012.

Grasmere Gallop 9th June 2012

If you haven’t made it into the Blaydon Race this year or you a looking for somthing to challenge you in the morning then why not pop along to the Grasmere Gallop. There is a 10km Trail Run, 5.7 km Fun Run, 10km Walk and a Teddy Dash. So, fun for everyone. Click here to enter.

Ravenscar 1/2 Marathon 2012

This years Ravenscar 1/2 Marathon (North Yorkshire) takes place on Sunday 29th April 2012. The route starts outside the Village Hall in Ravenscar and goes out along the Cleveland Way to a disused Railway Line then heads south to Cloughton Wyke, here you rejoin the coastal path going north past Haydon Wyke to return to Ravenscar. 95% of the route is on paths and trails. It’s a great way to take in some sea air. To get an entry form click here.

Commondale Clart Fell Race 2012

It was course records all round today at the latest round of the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series. The course was still Clarty but, not under water as it has been previously so this aided Nicola Kent (Loftus and Whitby) and Cameron Taylor (Esk Valley) in breaking the course records. 18 year old Cameron Taylor took revenge on veteran Phil Sanderson (Northumberland Fell Runners) beating him by over 10 seconds, making up for his defeat by Phil in their last meeting at Clay Bank East where Phil... Read More

Inov-8 Terrafly now in stock at Northern Runner

We now have stock of the long awaited Inov-8 Terrafly Men’s and Women’s both online and in our Newcastle Shop. The Inov-8 Terrafly is Inov-8’s road to trail shoe. It is based on the popular Road-X range with the same last but, has a more aggresive outsole that will allow you to run comfortabley on the road but, have enough grip to cut across the fields and trails. In terms of the underfoot protection Terrafly 303 (Men’s) and Terrafly 277 (Women’s) are two arrow shoes so they offer the same... Read More

Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series Leaders after 9 Races

With only 5 races remaining in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series Cameron Taylors form looks like it has come at the right time having won 3 races so far and come a very close second in two others but, with three other runners able to get close to maximum points if they run the rest of the series we can’t be putting laurel leaves onto the Esk Valley runners head just yet. In the ladies event Kay Neasam looks a much clearer leader and it’s seems... Read More

Commondale Clart Fell Race 2012

Race 10 in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series is the Commondale Clart on Sunday 26th Feb. 10.30am start. Registration is at the Cleveland Inn, Commondale (North Yorkshire Moors). The run itself is 6 miles in length with 1,000 feet of ascent and as the name suggests it is usually muddy. Click here to see a map of the course.