April 2013

Park Run comes to South Shields on Saturday 20th April 2013

South Shields will be welcomed into the parkrun family this Saturday (20 April) as it prepares to stage its inaugural event. Taking place in The Leas, the South Shields event will become the north east’s 14th parkrun. Starting at the promenade next to Gypsies Green stadium and the Sand Dancer pub, the course follows a scenic coastal path until the marshalled turnaround point. Unlike other parkruns, the route doesn’t turn back on itself, with runners finishing on Coast road. The course is run on a mixture of trail and concrete... Read More

Bland and Fines win the first British Championship Fell Race of 2013

Gavin Bland(Borrowdale FR) and Helen Fines (Calder Valley FR) were the winners of the opening race of the British Championship at Silent Valley in the Mourne Mountain in Northern Ireland. Top fell runners from across Britain were competing in the 10 mile event which climbed 3 peaks in a circuit from Silent Valley. Bland, from the famous Bland fell running dynasty in the Lake District, was in the lead as he charged off Slieve Binnian. The 41 year old former British Champion is back fully fit over 15 years after... Read More

Gisborough Moors Fell Race 2013

The final race in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series 2012/13 is the North Yorkshire Moors classic Gisborough Moors Race. The Moors race has been going for over 30 years and this year has support from Salomon and Northern Runner. The event starts at the Rugby Club in Guisborough and climbs up through the forestry onto the moor heading for the first peak of the route, Captain Cooks Monument. The route then drops into Gribdale Car Park, which is a good spectator spot and where the drink... Read More

Natural Running Day Saturday 29th April 2013

Northern Runner is having a Natural Running Day on Saturday 20th April in our Newcastle Shop. We will have Chi Running Coach Nick Constantine from Soul in Motion running two taster Chi Running Sessions. Chi Running is a natural way of running that is easy to learn and reduces injury as well as makes running easier. So, if you would like to learn how to run easier then book in to one of the sessions. There is a morning session from 10am to 12 noon and an afternoon session from... Read More

Pinchinthorpe Fell Race 2013

It was an excellent day for running. The ground was very fast going as it has dried out a lot in the past week. With 11 juniors in the lower age group races there was plenty of competition to be had. In the senior men’s Jason Cavill of Pickering soon demonstrated his current level of fitness and really had to run on his own for most of the race as those behind could not keep up the pressure. As this is a new route adapted from the previous one it... Read More