The next race in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Summer Fell Race Series is Ossy Oiks on Wednesday 10th June. The Event is an AS category which means it is short and steep in places. 8.5km long with 525 metres of ascent. The start/finish/registration is outside the Church, nr Arncliffe Wood, Ingleby Cross, Near Stokesley, N. Yorks Grid Reference 453003. Entry is £6 on the night only and the fun starts at 7.15pm. Ossy Oiks is a great taster fell race. The climb is in two sections not too steep... Read More
A fantastic night for the new course which was moved because of landslip, erosion by motorbikes/mountain bikes and nesting birds – the moor was wick with them. Leading away was Paul Butler having helped establish the course he knew where he was going. He was pursued by Paul Whittaker, Steve Hardy, Chris Roberts and Ian McGrath. In the women’s event it was a clear lead at Crossley Side Farm for Becky Pentry being a good distance ahead of Nicola Kent and Kay Neesam. As the hills were climbed the race... Read More
The next race in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Summer Fell Race Series is the Fox and Hounds Chase on Wednesday 20th May. This years event will be held over a new course to reduce erosion. Click here to see the course map. The race starts at 7.15pm and is about 10km in length with 350 metres of ascent. Registration/start/finish are outside the Fox and Hounds, Ainthorpe, Near Castleton, Whitby, North Yorkshire (grid ref 704078). Entry is £6 on the night only. There is also races for U10/U12/U14/U16/U18 age group.
Altra Zero Drop – But Not a Minimalist Shoe To many runners this description sounds like it is the same as the minimalist or barefoot type of running shoes that where a craze a few years ago. What is different with Altra is that their shoes are not minimal. They have cushioning so you don’t get soar feet from feeling the stones through your shoes. Altra also don’t claim that you can go from a 12mm differential running shoe to a Zero Drop shoe overnight. You need to go through... Read More
A fantastic opener to the Summer Series. On a day of heavy rain we managed a reasonable window to run with only a few spits and spots. The opening section saw Andy Blackett and last year’s champion Paul Whittaker battling for the early lead with Danny Braun &Ian McGrath but a yard behind. Andy had got a 50 metre lead by the last descent into the wood. At the ‘Angels Staircase’ Andy now had a good lead taking the higher line. This gave him the race with Paul second Ian... Read More
Exclusive Hoka Testing at Northern Runner Running Store in Newcastle upon Tyne On 8th and 9th May here at our Newcastle store, there will be the chance to come and try some Hoka running shoes. A representative from Hoka will be here in store exclusively with try-on shoes, answering any questions you may have about the Hoka range, which you can view here on our website before you pop in or if you can’t make it: Hoka Running Shoes (Mens and Womens) Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/northern.runner If you haven’t tried some Hoka running... Read More
The first race in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Summer Series is the Carlton Challenge on Wednesday 6th May starting from the top of Carlton Bank at 7.15pm. The race is 8km long with 360 metres of ascent. Trail shoes would be fine for this event although the final descent is over rough moorland so if you twist your ankle easily on this sort of terrain a fell shoe maybe a better option. Entry is £6 on the day only and registration is on Carlton Bank, above the old cafe... Read More