July 2012

Gribdale Gallop Fell Race 2012

The next race in the Northern Runner Summer Fell Race Series is the popular Gribdale Gallop. As well as having some big steep climbs this race is also fast underfoot. Which makes it a tough but, rewarding event. The race start and registration is from Grbdale Car Park which is 1 mile east of Great Ayton on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. The race starts at 7.15pm and is about 8 miles long with 1400 feet of ascent. The first climb hits you straight away as you start... Read More

Cock Howe and Beyond Fell Race Results

A sultry night with mist and constant refreshing rain. Matthew Hammerton was soon in the lead establishing a good gap by the time he reached the old farm buildings. A few of the pursuers managed to go wrong as they returned to the cairn at the top from the Bilsdale Mast. Darren Birtwistle in second managed to get this right whilst the pursuers were all over as they tried to recover their position. In the women’s event Catherine Williamson was in that group of pursuers but still managed to be... Read More

Chi Running Taster Day Saturday 28th July

We still have some places left for the 1pm to 3pm Chi Running/Natural Running taster session on Saturday 28th July. If anyone fancies coming along to see how to improve their running style then give the shop a call on 0191 2614322. The sessions will be run by Nick Constantine from Soul in Motion and we have some Saucony Kinvara 3 natural running shoes for participants to use during the session. The taster sessions are free you just need to book in and turn up at the shop ready to... Read More

Inov-8 Trailroc coming soon to Northern Runner

Inov-8 Trailroc’s are the latest shoe about to be launched by Britain’s off road running company. Designed to be used on hard packed trails these shoes offer a bit more underfoot protection than Inov-8’s fell shoes and are a bit more hard wearing. So, they will be ideal for training on tracks and paths or through the woods. As well as racing on this type of terrain. Click here to watch a short film.

Lakeland 100

Hardened club runners used to knock out 100 miles in a week. Now an ever increasing number of runners want to try and run 100 miles in a single weekend. On Friday 27th July the Lakeland 100 2012 will get underway. If you want to see what this is all about why not pop into our sister shop Lakes Climber and Runner in Ambleside (3-4 Cheapside) and go into Bilbo’s Cafe upstairs for a cuppa. As usual Lakes Runner will be the 85 mile checkpoint on the 100 miler with... Read More

Dark Mountains: The Ultimate Mountain Marathon Challenge

January 2013 will be the first year for an exciting new event called Dark Mountains™. It takes the classic two-day mountain marathon format and gives it a new… darker twist. Rather than two days of running with an overnight camp in between, Dark Mountains™ packs two days worth of running into one winters night! Brainchild of the Dragon’s Back Race™ organiser and OMM Elite winner, Shane Ohly, this exciting new event is set to become a regular appointment, on the last weekend of January, for all mountain-running addicts. Like most... Read More

Saucony Kinvara 3 test shoes at Northern Runner’s Chi Running Day

Saucony have offered participants in Northern Runner’s Chi Running taster sessions the chance to wear a pair of the new Kinvara 3’s for the duration of the session. The Saucony Kinvara is one of the shoes in Saucony’s Natural Running Range and is ideal for this type of running. The Kinvara is more flexible than ‘normal’ running shoes allowing the foot to use it’s natural spring. The shoe is flatter (4mm heel to forefoot differential compared to 12-35 mm on more conventioanl Running Shoes) this reduces the chance of landing... Read More

Cock Howe and Beyond Fell Race

The next race in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Summer Fell Race Series is Cock Howe and Beyond. The race has a great grassy climb at the start and a fantastic grassy descent at the end. Well worth a run out. Details below. Click to see a map of the race route. Wednesday 25/07/2012 19.15hrs – Cock Howe and Beyond – BM – 11.3km/460m – 7miles/1500′ – Venue Public Car Park, Chope Gate, 3 miles south of Clay Bank on B1257. GR SE 558993 £6.00 on day, £3.00 – Juniors.... Read More

The Runner in Winter

As most runners are getting fed up with the rain we thought we would draw your attention to this little film. As well as motivating you to get out and do it the style of running that Anton Krupicka has is a Chi like style that we are offering the chance to come and learn a bit about on the 28th July. For more info give the shop a call on 0191 2614322.