December 2012

Guisborough Woods Fell Race Report and Results 2012

A new course due to logging meant that records were up for grabs. The weather was fairly mild with odd showers and a bit of mist at high levels. After the first lap both races had taken a firm pattern. In the men’s James Bulman was just ahead of Paul Butler with a pack of about six athletes some 15 seconds or so behind them. In the women’s event Catherine Williamson had established a good lead of about a minute over Kay Neesam with Nicola Kent just behind Kaye. At... Read More

Captain Cooks Fell Race on New Years Day

This years Captain Cooks Fell Race will as usual take place on New Years Day. The race starts at 11am from outside the Royal Oak on the High Green in Great Ayton, North Yorkshire. Click here to see a map of the course which is about 5 miles long with 800 feet of ascent. Underfoot conditions are a mix of tarmac, bridleway/farm track and fields. The latter will be very muddy. Registration and entry is on the day only in the Royal Oak. All the money taken will go to... Read More

Northern Runner Opening Hours Over The Festive Period

Northern Runner are pleased to announce our opening hours over Christmas. We will be here on the following dates and times: Friday 21st December – 10am – 5.30pm Saturday 22nd December – 9am – 5.30pm Sunday 23rd December – CLOSED Monday 24th December – 10am – 2pm Tuesday 25th December – CLOSED Wednesday 26th December – CLOSED Thursday 27th December – 10am – 5.30pm Friday 28th December – 10am – 5.30pm Saturday 29th December – 9am – 5.30pm Sunday 30th December – CLOSED Monday 31st December – 10am – 4pm... Read More

Loftus Poultry Run 2012

The newly crowned North East Cross Country Champion, Andrew Wiles, lead New Marske Harriers to the first four places at Sundays Loftus Poultry Run. Conditions where near perfect a complete contrast to the cold icey conditions experienced just days before. The ladies was won by Sunderland Stroller Alison Dixon. Click here for full results.

Guisbrough Woods Fell Race 2012

The next event in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series is Guisbrough Woods Fell Race which will be on 27th December 11am start. The registration is at Guisborough Rugby Club and entry is on the day only. Click here to view the new course for both the Junior and Senior Races. This is due to the wet weather and forestry work churning up the paths on the old course.

The Fan Dance

If you are looking for a bit of a challenge in the new year then why not have a go at the Fan Dance. The event is a gruelling 24km non-navigational race over two sides of Pen Y Fan, the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons. This infamous route has long been a part of SAS (Special Air Service) and SBS (Special Boat Service) Selection and is considered the yardstick of a candidate’s potential to perform well on Test Week and ultimately pass the Special Forces Selection programme. Starting at... Read More

Eskdale Eureka Fell Race Results 2012

The latest event in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series produced some real winter weather with thick ice the biggest problem on route. A lot of runners came in with scraped knees from slipping on the downhills. The best going was often in the heather with a better foot hold. At the front of the men’s event two runners were soon away – Cameron Taylor and Ewan Brown. In close attendance was Nick Barber Nick Smallwood, Nigel Tait, Jim Mann and Chris Roberts. Once the front two... Read More