August 2012

Dragon’s Back Race starts on Monday 3rd September 2012

Monday 3rd September will mark the start of the Dragon’s Back. This is an epic 5 day mountain running race across the mountains of wales. The event was held once previously in 1992 and was won by Martin Stone (now the organiser of the LAMM), and Helen Diamantides (now Whitaker). Helen Whitaker has teamed up with seven times OMM Elite Winner Steve Birkenshaw (an ex Northumberland Fell Runner) to defend her title. Click here for more information. Northern Runner would like to wish our Inov-8 rep Andrew Burton the best... Read More

Inclined to Madness Fell Race 2012

Race 11 in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Summer Fell Race Series 2012 is Inclined to Madness. This is a new race starting at Carlton Bank top and takes place on Wednesday 29th August at 7pm. Entry is on the day only and £6. The route can be viewed by clicking here. The race is about 6 miles in length with 1200 feet of ascent. If it’s a clear night then the views from the highest points on the course will be great.

Northern Runner Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Here at Northern Runner, we are pleased to confirm we will be open for business on the forthcoming Bank Holiday Monday. Our opening times over the weekend are: Saturday 25th August: 9am – 5.30pm Sunday 26th August: CLOSED Holiday Monday 27th August: 11am – 4pm Tuesday 28th August: 10am – 5.30pm Then normal shop opening hours resume.

Billy and Morgan take on the Goretex Transalpine Run in Inov-8 Trailroc’s

The Goretex Transalpine Run is an 8 day race across the alps covering a marathon of mountainous terrain everyday. Countless summits and peaks and an amazing itinerary off the beaten paths on rocky tracks constitute one of the last true sporting challenges. Morgan Donnelly and Billy Burns will be Inov-8’s two man team taking on this challenging race the starts on the 1st September. Billy Burns of Salford Harriers has been Great Britain’s top finisher in World and European Mountain Running Championships but, now in his 40s Billy is up... Read More

Inov8 Trailroc Range Now Available We now have stock of the three Inov8 Trailroc’s available both in store and online. The Trailroc series are designed for running on loose, rugged and eroded trails, and the three different models offer different levels of underfoot protection and cushioning, depending on whether you’re look for a “natural” shoe or a shoe with maximum protection. Click through to have a look at the range.

Guisborough Grunt Results 2012

The latest round of the Northern Runner / Esk Valley Summer Fell Race Series was the Guisborough Grunt. The race report is here. Click for results: Another sultry night where the heavens opened 15 minutes before the start and everyone was soaked by the time they arrived at the start point. Equally runners were now hot & cags. were peeled off. The usual suspects set off at a clatter with Matt Speake & Jim Bulman breaking away pursued by Lewis Rodgers and Ian McGrath with Paul Butler in between. At... Read More