This years OMM will take place somewhere in the North of England on the 27th/28th October 2012. The original mountain marathon, is known and respected throughout the world. Its roots go back to 1968 and it attracts runners from all walks of life. It is seen as the “blue-ribbon” event in the British Mountain Marathon calendar and being in the last weekend in October is the race that many athletes see as the pinnacle of their year’s events. To get an entry click here
This year was the 23th Allendale Challenge. Once again the event reached maximun capacity and had to close entry early. So get your entry in early for next years event to avoid disapointment. A sunny start soon gave way to more traditional Challenge conditions, with wintery showers and mistonce out onto the hills. But this soon cleared away to give great views from the top of Killhope Law. The warm windy weather over the last few weeks had helped to dry out some of the boggy bits, but it was... Read More
Rob Pollard has written a great article here that will get you thinking about how to approach this years Gisborough Moors Race. Working on split times taken from the 2006 race Rob has tried to work out a good race plan. It is easy to get carried away at the start of races with the adrenaline flowing. It could be worth cruising the first half ?
Gisborough Moors Fell Race has been going strong for over 30 years now. ‘The Moors Race’ still remains the classic fell race on the North Yorkshire Moors and is race 13 in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series. The 12.5 mile route has over 2,000 feet of ascent and goes over Captain Cooks Monument, Roseberry Topping, Little Roseberry (the sting in the tale) and High Cliffe Nab. The route is mainly on good tracks with the odd bit of tarmac now as the North Yorkshire Moors has... Read More
Cragside will again form the eye-catching setting for the first of Run Northumberland’s four 10k challenges of 2012. It was in June last year that the National Trust property on the outskirts of Rothbury played host to Run Northumberland’s first 10k event. Now the race is back – bigger, better and earlier than its 2011 outing. In fact, just in time to run off all those chocolate Easter eggs! Athletes of all ages and abilities are invited to put their best foot forward on the six mile (10k) course using... Read More