February 2014

Glaisdale Rigg Fell Race 2014

The next race in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series is Glaisdale Rigg on Sunday 2nd March 2014. Registration is in the car park of the Arncliffe Arms in Glaisdale, entry is on the day only and the race starts at 10.30am. The route is 8 miles long and a mix of tarmac, bridleway, heather, moorland, grass fields and muddy tracks. This is a nice route with lots of climbing at the start and a bit towards the end. However, this does mean there is lots of... Read More

Commondale Clart Fell Race Results 2014

The latest race in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series managed to get the one pleasant day of the week, otherwise it could have been driving sleet or heavy rain. Whatever the weather the top part of the course was a very wet bog. Despite yards of tape in what we thought of as the crucial turn, runners managed to make a total ‘pigs ear’ of navigation coming in. There were runners off in groups puzzling over where they had reached! and where next! Consequently in the... Read More

Gibside Park Run starts Saturday 22nd February 2014

Gibside Park Run starts on Saturday 22nd February 2014. Park Runs take place all around the world and are a free 5km timed run. You can come and challenge yourself to see how fast you can go or come for a trundle round with like minded runners. All you have to do is register on the Park Run website (click here) and print out a bar code which gets scanned at the end of the run to give you your time. The same bar code can be used at any... Read More

Commondale Clart Fell Race 2014

The next race in the Northern Runner / Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series is the Commondale Clart on Sunday 16/02/14. The race starts at 10.30am and registration is on the day only in the Cleveland Inn at Commondale on the North Yorkshire Moors. The event is about 8km with 200 metres of ascent as you might of guessed from the name it tends to be a bit muddy. So, expect it too be very clarty this year ! Click here to see a map of the route. This is... Read More

Lakes in a Day Ultra

If you fancy a journey through the beautiful English Lake District then Lakes In a Day could be the event for you. The event is organised by Open Adventure who organise such notable adventure races are the Open 5 and the Coast 2 Coast. The route goes from Caldbeck in the North and in 48 miles of some of the Lakes best scenery finishes in Cartmel in the South Lakes. The route takes in over 4,000 metres of ascent going over Blencathra, The Dodds, Helvellyn and Fairfield which is a... Read More

High Cup Nick Fell Race 2014

High Cup Nick Fell Race with take place this year on Saturday 22nd February from the village of Dufton just of the A66 near Penrith CA16 6DA. The race is 15km long with 460 metres of ascent and starts at 2pm so there is plenty of traveling time. The entry is £6 on the day and includes soup and a roll at the finish. There are junior trail races too for Under 8 (over 6), Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18. The race is organised... Read More

The latest race in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series was the Broughton Woods Wobble the report is below: Another exhilerating run with some snow and strong wind on the top, but nothing too bad at start/finish level. A great run by Charlie Stead in the men’s – it rolled back the clock a few years as Charlie charged round the course pursued by Jason Cavill, Bronwen Owen and Chris Roberts. At the end there was very little between the front four although Charlie had managed to... Read More