February 2013

Glaisdale Rigg Fell Race 2013

The next race in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series is the Glaisdale Rigg Fell Race on Sunday 3rd March. The race starts at 10.30 am from outside the Arnecliffe Arms in Glaisdale on the North Yorkshire Moors. The 8 mile route has about 1500 feet of ascent and goes over a variety of terrain. This includes an initial climb on a tarmac road, some hopping through the heather, a bridleway over the moor, and some muddy tracks over fields and through woodland. It’s a great run... Read More

126th National Cross Country

If you weren’t braving the snow to watch the 2013 National Cross Country Championships at Herrington Park on Saturday then click through to watch some great videos of the action. It can be said that the 126th running of the English National Cross Country Championships was run on a proper course.

Pier to Pier 2013

The Pier to Pier race is one of the more popular runs in the North of England with around 1000 entries each year. The race Starts on the beach at South Shields Pier and follows the beach and coastal footpaths to finish about 7 miles later at the Pier on Roker Beach in Sunderland. Entry forms are also available in Northern Runner in Newcastle.

Commondale Clart Fell Race Results 2013

An interesting race with fantastic weather for this time of year. Despite two other local events nearly 130 runners turned up to contest the ‘Clart.’ The course had dried out a lot in the last few days to regain it’s clart status, otherwise it would have been wading in your wellies! A front group of about 15 athletes were clear by the first short sharp climb up the ‘curly wurly bank.’ This was cut to 10 by the time they turned towards the Monk’s Trod. The leading group was led... Read More

Commondale Clart Fell Race 2013

The next race in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series is the Commondale Clart on Sunday 17th Feb 2013. The race is about 6 miles long with 1000 feet of ascent and starts at 10.30am from outside the Cleveland Inn in Commondale on the North Yorkshire Moors. The name of the race is an accurate description so expect it to be muddy. Click here for the race route.

New Balance Minimus Shoes at Northern Runner

New Balance have been at the forefront of the minimal shoes revolution that is sweeping the running market at the moment. At Northern Runner we have a selection of New Balances Minimus Shoes ranging from Zero differential shoes with little midsole to the 4mm differential shoes with a bit of cushion that are ideal for starting off. The latest shoe New Balance has developed the WT1010/MT1010 in it’s continuing quest to produce the perfect minimalist shoe. The shoe provides a minimal fit much like the popular WT10/MT10, with a touch... Read More

Broughton Woods Wobble Fell Race Results 2013

It was a day that appeared very wintery with snow, ice and cold winds but most runners came in at the finish claiming to be warm and some overheated! The men’s race was a straight battle in the early stages between Ewan Brown, Jason Cavill, Will Horsley and Paul Butler with Ian McGrath and Chris Roberts not too far adrift. As the race turned from the moor above Beak Hills there were two main contenders Ewan and Jason with a small gap to the chasers. It was not until the... Read More