September 2012

Test drive Inov-8’s Trailroc at Northern Runner

On Saturday 6th October 2012 Northern Runner is having a Natural Running Day in patnership with Soul in Motion and Inov-8. Inov-8 will be providing a test pool of their new Trailroc trail running shoes for customers to take out for a run. All three of the models will be available. Inov-8’s tech rep will also be on hand fresh from completing the Dragon’s Back, a 5 day Mountain Race across Wales, to offer advice and guidance. We will also be offering a free Inov-8 goody bag with all purchases... Read More

Kielder Blast Fell Race 29th September 2012

This weekend Kielder will be host to the final race in the English Fell Running Championships. The Kielder Blast is just short of 6 miles with 1500 feet of ascent making it an A Category Fell Race. If you want to race against the best fell runners in England then get yourself along. Click here for more details on the Fell Runners Association website.

Viking Chase Fell Race Results 2012

A wonderful opening to The Winter Series. In between a lot of damp days we were blessed with a fresh but dry and generally sunny day. At the start there was the usual surge, like a behemoth rising up from the murky depths. Soon the leaders were flying with an extra competitor being the leading M16 Sam Garratt. As they completed the first loop of the glider station Matthew Peake had established a short lead ahead of Paul Butler and Sam Garratt with Dan Middlemas, Dave Smith and Ken Maynard... Read More

Natural Running Day at Northern Runner 6th October 2012

Northern Runner is holding a Natural Running Day on Saturday 6th October at our Newcastle-upon-Tyne Shop. Nick Constantine from Soul in Motion, who is a qualified Chi Running Coach will now be join by Inov-8’s Andrew Burton who as well as being a convert to minimalist running shoes has just completed the Dragon’s Back, a 5 day mountain race across wales. The day will consist of some 2 hour long taster sessions where you will be given come coaching from Nick and have the chance to try Inov-8’s latest shoes,... Read More

Roseberry Topping Fell Race Results 2012

Well what a night to finish the Summer Series. At 4.30 the rain was so heavy it would have been dangerous to run. At 5.00pm the rain drifted away and the instant streams disappeared. By race start it was damp. Bearing in mind that this event is usually where Juniors show the seniors what they are worth and with a very good turn out in the younger age groups. There were 8 juniors in the first twenty including the winners of both Male and Female events. In the male event... Read More

Viking Chase Four Peaks Fell Race Sunday 23rd September 2012

The Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series kicks of on Sunday 23rd September with the Viking Chase. This is an 8 mile course with about 1500 feet of ascent. The race starts at Carlton Bank Top and visits Clay Bank, Cold Moor and Crinkle Moor on it’s route. Registration is at Carlton Bank Top and the race starts at 10.40 am. There is also a 3km for under 12’s and a 4.8 km race for under 14, under 16 and under 18.