January 2013

Broughton Woods Wobble Fell Race 2013

The next race on the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series is the Broughton Woods Wobble. This is a 4.5 mile run with 1200 feet of ascent. The registration is at Clay Bank Car Park which is just South of Great Broughton on the B1256. The race starts at 10.30am. Although this is a short race it is exposed in places so come prepared to carry full body cover, map, compass, whistle as per Fell Runners Association rules. Click here for a map of the route.

On The Run

This film showcases legendary running coach Arthur Lydiard’s training methods through the example of his acolytes, including reigning Olympic 1,500m champ John Walker. ‘Arthur’s boys’ (Snell, Halberg, Magee) scored attention by winning unheralded medals (two golds and a bronze) at the 1960 Rome Olympics. Lydiard later led the ‘flying Finns’ to similar success. His method revolves around building stamina to complement speed, and was influential in popularising jogging globally. Beautifully filmed, a doco highlight is Jack Foster’s exhilarating scree slope descent.

Gibside Chapel Trail Race Date

This years Gibside Chapel Trail Race will take place on the 20th October 2013. This is a very popular 6 mile ish run in the grounds of Gibside Chapel National Trust property. There are only 500 places and the event fills up quickly so watch this space for details of how to enter.

Winter Clothing Sale Now On

We now have a selection of quality winter clothing, including jackets, base and mid layers, and tights on sale from a variety of brands including Brooks, Sugoi and Craft. The sale is online and in store. To have a look at the items available, click on this link to our website:

New Running Free Magazine In Store

We now have copies available in store of the January 2013 edition of the popular Running Free magazine. Included in this month’s edition is an in-depth interview with Michael McKillop, the Northern Irish 800 and 1500m Paralympic gold medal winner. Why not come in and pick up a free copy today!

Clay Bank East Fell Race 2013

The latest round of the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series soar another fantastic turnout. ‘The Beast@ took place on a very mild day with temperatures between 3 & 8 degrees C. As the field left the start there was a wide range of choice exhibited in the ascent which eventually funnelled into two main streams. As they hit the first ridge things soon started to sort themselves out particularly after the small ravine crossing. Jason Cavill, Ian Nixon, Cameron Taylor, Paul Butler and the two DFR men... Read More

Captain Cooks Fell Race Results 3013

A New Year, good weather, what better way to start 2013? Another fantastic entry when we are just relieving you of your money — for charity! Speaking of which over £1700 was raised which will go to:- A four figure sum to ‘The Princes Trust’ for use in the M’bro. area with smaller sums to an independent, adult, autistic unit in East Cleveland, Yatton House at Gt. Ayton and Gt. Ayton library trust. In the race itself there was a head to head for first and second between Paul Lowe... Read More

Captain Cooks Fell Race 2013 Pictures

Click here for David Aspins photographs from the Captain Cooks Fell Race on 1st January 2013 which was the latest round in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series. Well done to Catherine Williamson (Loftus) and Jim Bulman (New Marske) who set 2013 off to a good start with a race win.