March 2012

Easter Weekend Opening Hours

Here are the opening hours for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend for Northern Runner: Thursday 5th April: 10am-7pm Good Friday 6th April: 10am-4pm Saturday 7th April: 9am-5.30pm Easter Sunday 8th April: CLOSED Easter Monday 9th April: 10am-4pm Tuesday 10th April: 10am-5.30pm Then normal opening hours resume.

Brooks Pure Project Range Now Available To Buy Online

We now have all of Brooks Pure Project range available to purchase directly from the Northern Runner website. The Pure Project is a range of minimalist shoes designed to encourage forefoot and natural running. Within the range there are different levels of support, and also one for trail running. Follow the link to our website to look at the different Pure Project shoes available, and find the one most suitable for you.

Blakey Blitz Fell Race 2012

This years Blakey Blitz was run on a lovely clear sunny day. New Marskes Kay Neesam added to her Glaisdale Rigg victory will an excellent run on the tough course covering the 10.5 miles with over 2500 feet of ascent in 98 minutes 45 seconds. Cameron Taylor (Esk Valley) also added to his Glaisdale Rigg victory in another course record of 79 minutes 6 seconds. There are now only two races left in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series they are Gisborough Moors on Sunday 15th April... Read More

Blakey Blitz Fell Race Pictures 2012

Thanks to Clive Thornton for these great pictures from the Blackey Blitz Fell Race on Sunday. This was the latest round in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series which always has lovely clear sunny days ! So, see you all in the sunshine at Gisborough Moors on Sunday 15th April.

Children’s Cancer Run 2012

The 30th Greggs Children’s Cancer run will take place on Sunday 13th May 2012. The Children’s Cancer Run is a 5-mile cross country family fun run set up to raise money for the North of England Children’s Cancer Research Fund (NECCR), and is sponsored by Greggs. A great day is always had come rain or shine, with lots of entertainment, as well as medals, a free t-shirt and Greggs picnics for all participants.

Blakey Blitz Fell Race 2012

The Blakey Blitz Fell Race starts next to the Lyon Inn on top of Blakey Ridge. This is a wild exposed place the perfect location for a testing fell race. Blakey Blitz is the next round of the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series. It is 12.5 miles long with about 2600 feet of ascent. A downhill starts gives you a great uphill finish. Click though to see the route map.

Glaisdale Rigg Fell Race Results

Is it June or are my senses betraying me? I had the temperature at 18 degrees C. In the afternoon. A very pleasant day for March with running conditions excellent. Another record entry and new records in the men’s event. At the start Cameron Taylor was in a group with Stuart Carmichael and Paul Butler. They extended their lead throughout the race until the leading two broke away from Paul with 3 miles still to go. The front two of Cameron and Stuart exchanged the lead a few times until... Read More

Sunshine at Glaisdale Rigg

The latest round of the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series brought spring sunshine to the village of Glaisdale on the North Yorkshire Moors. Kay Neesam continued her good form to win the Women’s race. The New Marske veteran cover the 8.5 miles with 1750 feet of ascent in 71 minutes 24 seconds. In the men’s race dry conditions relative to last year and good competition lead to Cameron Taylor of host club Esk Valley winning in a new course record of 58 minutes 32 seconds only 1... Read More

Pier to Pier 2012

The Pier to Pier race is one of the more popular runs in the North of England with around 1000 entries each year. The race Starts on the beach at South Shields Pier and follows the beach and coastal footpaths to finish about 7 miles later at the Pier on Roker Beach in Sunderland. This race takes place on a Sunday in the middle of May. The exact date depends on, among other things, the tides. The date of the 2012 race is Sunday, May 20th. The race starts at... Read More

Blood Sweat and Beers !

If your looking for a fun event to have a go at this summer then why not get along to the Hedley on the Hill Race. The race takes place annually, through fields and finishes at the Feathers Inn, its only about a mile but it is a steep hill. Teams of three carry an empty beer barrel which is not heavy so much as cumbersome, we recommend people wear gloves. The race is on Bank Holiday Monday 9th April at 1pm. Registration is between 10am and 12 noon. The... Read More