April 2014

Fox and Hounds Fell Race Results 2014

Weather was not on our side for The Fox & Hounds as it approached it’s 30th birthday. Mist was thick and there was a gentle drizzle so much so that a number of runners actually used their compasses! It was clear from the comments of the leading group after they finished that the race had been a bit of an adventure with the two principles Paul Butler and Danny Braun having to correct navigational errors on more than one occasion. Paul just edged out Danny in the final section with... Read More

Fox and Hounds 2014

The final race in the Northern Runner Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series is the Fox and Hounds Chase on Sunday 27th April starting at 10.30am. Registration/Start/Finish is at the Fox and Hounds Public House in Ainthorpe, Near Danby on the North Yorkshire Moors. The race is about 9 miles long with 1500 feet of ascent. The route is mainly on moorland paths so fell shoes will be best. Entry is on the day only. Click here to see a map of the route.

Gisborough Moors Fell Race 2014 Photographs

Thanks to Esk Valley Fell Club for these great photographs of the penultimate race in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series. The pictures are taken of runners running and walking up the steep steps from Gribdale Car Park up onto the moor on their way towards Roseberry Topping. Click here to take a look.

Easter Bank Holiday 2014 Opening Hours

The opening times at Northern Runner over the Easter weekend are as follows: Thursday 17th April – 10.00am – 7.00pm Good Friday 18th April – 11.00am – 4.00pm Saturday 19th April – 9.00am – 5.30pm Easter Sunday 20th April – CLOSED Easter Monday 21st April – 11.00am – 4.00pm Tuesday 22nd April – 10.00am – 5.30pm Then regular opening hours will resume. We wish all our customers a Happy Easter.

Gisborough Moors Fell Race 2014

Weather was set fair for the penultimate race in The Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series. In the men’s race Jim Bulman was away very quickly having established a 100M. lead by the Highcliff turn. He was pursued by a group containing Charlie Stead, Paul Butler,Jason Cavill, Bill Stewart and Chris Roberts. In the women there was a very close pack with Nicola Kent, Helen Cross and Aly Raw just off the pace. At the watering point just below Cook’s Nicola and Helen continued to be close with... Read More

On Clouds Lightweight Road Running Shoe Review

The following review was sent to us by Richard Burney the On Representative that visits Northern Runner and a swift runner who runs for Liverpool Harriers: On the Cloud front it’s been very interesting. Whilst retailers didn’t quite see the full extent of it’s performance credentials at sell-in stage last year, I don’t think even the majority of the On team really quite understood the shoe and thought of it as almost a versatile 24/7 leisure shoe that was runnable. The penny has most certainly now dropped as our own... Read More