This years Simonside Fell Race is on Sunday 14th December starting at 11am from the centre of Rothbury, Northumberland. Registration is in the Newcastle House Hotel and entry is £5. The run itself is 17.7 km long with 540 metres of ascent. The route has most of it’s climbing at the start and a lovely long runable descent at the end. It will be muddy in places so fell shoes will be best although you could get round in a pair of trail shoes as some sections are hard packed... Read More
Good to see ex Northumberland Fell Runner Ben Abdelnoor (Ambleside AC) winning again and Emma Bain (Northumberland Fell Runners) continuing her good form. Click here to see the full results of Hexhamshire Hobble Fell Race 2014.
The next race in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series is the Eskdale Eureka on Sunday 14th December. Entry is on the day only and £7 the race starts at 10.30am. The race registration/Start/Finish is in the Car Park above grid reference 680078 which is just west of Castleton, North Yorkshire. The route is about 8 miles long and is mainly single track so fell shoes would be the best footwear especially if we get the promised snow this week. Click here to see a map of... Read More
As many of our customers will know Drew Graham, who was a Gosforth Harrier, had a serious accident on 21st September. Drew worked at Northern Runner during his holidays from studying in the USA where he now lives. Gosforth Harriers are running a Coast to Coast relay to raise money to help Drew pay his medical bills during his long road to recovery. The Gosforth Harriers coast to coast relay team would be delighted to be joined along the way from Whitehaven to Tynemouth and in particular at the end... Read More
A day of mud sweat and tears! It was certainly the muddiest I have ever seen in a muddy area. This of course sapped the strength of the runners making them work much harder than normal. In the men’s race Matthew Hayes and Chris Roberts were head to head most of the way with a tiring Ian McGrath just behind for 2/3rds of the run. Matthew eventually forged ahead in the closing stages to lead an excellent East Hull performance. Nigel Sissons and Barry Atkinson had their own battle and... Read More