March 2012

The Druridge Bay 10K

This years Druridge Bay 10K is on Sunday 3rd June, 10.30am start. This is a beautiful route through the Druridge Bay Country Park in aid of Hospice Care in North Northumberland. For more details on the route and to enter click here.

Glaisdale Rigg Fell Race 2012

Get your racing shoes out and dusted down ready for the next round of the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series. Glaisdale Rigg is on Sunday 11th March, 10.30 AM start from the Arncliffe Arms in Glaisdale in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors (Heart Beat Country for the Telly Addicts. The race is 8.5 miles long with 1400 feet of ascent. The terrain is a mix of road, good track, open fell and muddy trail all good fun. The pub offers a bit of light refreshment... Read More

Gibside Fruit Bowl Trail Race 2012

The popular Gibside Fruit Bowl Trail Race, organised by Blackhill Bounders will take place on Sunday 21st October 2012. The event is again supported by Northern Runner, Brooks and Northumbria Water. The course follows a ‘not flat’ approximatly 6 mile loop through Gibside Chapel and grounds which is a National Trust property. The event is now in it’s 16th year and very popular due to it’s challenging scenic course. There is a strict limit of 500 runners so although the event isn’t until October if you want to run then... Read More

Brough Law Fell Race Results 2012

A great turnout of 74 runners for this ever popular five-plus miler around a few of Northumberland’s Iron Age hill forts, especially given the drastic turn in weather come Sunday morning. A strong and cold wind with plenty of rain was to accompany our runners around Brough Law, Wether Hill, Cochrane Pike and back home. The usual suspects were leading the charge with an unknown quantity dressed in the black and white of Otley. However, as expected and despite the previous days cross country in nearby Alnwick, it was the... Read More

Commondale Clart Fell Race Results 2012

Another brilliant day’s racing with almost balmy weather for February and a good field.At the front of the field Phil Sanderson and Paul Bulmer were head to head at the Castleton Road (CP2) followed closely by Cameron Taylor, Gary Jones and Charlie Stead. as they headed towards ‘The Clart’ and The Rabbit Hills the heavier going was sapping a bit of strength and Cameron was now up at the front with Paul and Phil. As they climbed up from CP4. Cameron was now getting away at the front. At the... Read More

Running Madness

“Running Madness” grants you access into a world that inspires both the inner hero and the inner cynic: the world of ultramarathons. In our not-so-distant past, it seemed astonishing that people were capable of – and enjoyed – running 26.2 miles in around three hours. Marathoners were crazy, obsessive and undoubtedly damaging their bodies if not their misled souls. But now grandmothers as well as CEOs hit the asphalt with the same regularity and acceptance with which they collect the mail or go to lunch. Therefore, meet the new crazy... Read More