February 2012

Danby Beacon Fell Race Map 2012

Click through (or goto to see the slightly modified route for tommorows Danby Beacon Fell Race. This is race 9 in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series and starts/finishes and registers at a new venue, the Danby Visitors Centre (That’s Danby in North Yorkshire on top of the North Yorkshire Moors near Castleton). The race starts at 10-30am entry on the day only. The race route is about 8 miles with around 1,000 feet of ascent. It is a mixture of good tracks and open moorland... Read More

Great Lakeland 3 Day revival

The GL3D is a small but adventurous three-day mountain marathon with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that attracts both runners and long-distance walkers. Over the years the event has built up a small but dedicated following of competitors who enjoy the challenge of three long, consecutive days in the hills. This year it will take place on the 5th to 7th May 2012. All competitors share one course, which averages about 26 miles each day with considerable height gain. Rather than complex navigation, the emphasis is on long mountain journeys,... Read More

Crummock Trail Run

Entries are now open for the Crummock/Buttermere Trail Race on Sunday 1st April 2012. This is a 10 mile run around the shores of Buttermere and Crummock Water. The course is a low level route with a mix of hard packed rocky trails, woodland singletrack and grassy tracks. For more information and to enter online click here.

The Beacon Fell Race 2012

The next race in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series is The Beacon Fell Race on Sunday 12/02/12. The race will register, start and finish at the Danby Information Centre (Danby, North Yorhshire, near Castleton on top of the North York Moors) which is a new venue and will slightly alter the route. The race will still be about 8 miles with 1100 feet of ascent. The fun starts at 10.30am. See you there !

Blaydon Race 2012 Entry Forms now in store

Northern Runner now has Blaydon Race entry forms. This is a very popular race with a 4,000 runner limit so if you want to run then get your entry in ASAP. Blaydon Race is in it’s 32nd year and is always run on the 9th June which this years is on a Saturday. The run kicks off at 6pm and goes from the Big Market in Newcastle to the ‘playing fields’ at Shibdon Pond Blaydon a distance of 5.9 miles.

Fell Bound

As the Fell Running season gets closer here is a little film to remind you why you are running in the dark, wet, windy cold evenings and mornings to achieve. This is a great little film by Fellephant it just makes you want to get out there now !!

56th Chevy Chase Fell Race 2012

Entries are now open for the 56th Chevy Chase Fell Race and Walk. This is a 20 mile event that starts and finishes at Wooler Youth Hostel and goes over Cheviot and Hedgehope. This years event will take place on Saturday 7th July 2012. The places are limited and the event is very popular so if you are up for the challenge then enter online now.