June 2015

Inov8 Terraclaw 220 & Terraclaw 250 Review

Terraclaw 220 & 250 by Inov-8 – The Missing Link In Off-Road Running? — In our humble opinion Inov-8’s range of excellent off-road shoes have been missing one very important shoe. Yes the Mudclaw and the X-Talon are great once you get onto soft ground, and the Trailroc is a great shoe for single track. Race Ultra shoes do what the name suggests, which is look after your feet when you are venturing out on a long bridleway type of run, but, they aren’t nimble and are hard to run... Read More

Clennell Trail Marathon 2015

There is just over a month left to enter Northumberland’s most beautiful marathon. The Clennell Trail Marathon/10 Mile Run’s though the heart of the Cheviot Hills which is one of Englands best kept secrets. If you want to challenge yourself to this click here to get an entry in.

Whorlton Chase 2014 Race Report and Results

It was a fabulous night for the Whorlton Chase which was the latest rounbd of the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Summer Fell Race Series. Warm and dry with a little give in the ground. At the cut on ‘Checkpoint 1’ just beyond the cattle grid, there were 7 runners in it with Cat Taylor splitting up the men. At this point Lewis Rodgers made a very strong move as they climbed the craggs up to the fence corner. He flew across the moor which is in fact emerald green at... Read More

Gateshead Trail 10km

The Gateshead Trail 10k is back for its second year and is set to be another great race! The GT10 is all about the essence of running, an event that puts the participants at its heart. This is a race with something for everyone. The course has variety, intrigue, surprise, whether a running novice or a seasoned pro. Traffic free, and beautiful scenery the route snakes though the beautiful Derwent Walk Country Park. Throughout the route, sections link up making it a fun and sociable event. With only a few... Read More

Whorlton Run 2015

The next race in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Summer Fell Race Series is the Whorlton Run on Wednesday 24th June at 7.15pm. Registration/start/finish is from the Black Horse Inn, Swainby, Nr Stoksley, North Yorkshire (grid ref: 476021). The route is 5.7 miles long with 1388 feet of ascent (9.3km, 427m). Entry is £6 on the night only. Click here to see a map of the race route.

Ossy Oiks Fell Race Results 2015

The latest round of the Northern Runner/Esk Valley Summer Fell Race Series was another excellent night for running. At the top of the first climb it was Lewis Rodgers leading from Andy Blackett with Paul Butler and Paul Williams just behind then Paul Whittaker just behind them. In the women’s event it was Kay Neesam and Becky Penty ahead of Vicky Brocklebank then Nicola Kent. The field was then to string out as they tackled the middle section. Positions changed a little until they reached the communication station. As usual... Read More