September 2015


Roseberry Topping Fell Race 2015

When people think of fell races they generally think of the old profesional races. The short Up and down’s that used to be at village fates. These events are usually in the Lakes or Scotland but, here is your chance to run one in the North East. Roseberry Topping Fell Race is on Wednesday 30th September starting at 6.45 pm from the National Trust Car Park at the bottom of the hill. There is a map of the route (click here to view) but, this isn’t needed as you can... Read More


Mourne Mountain Marathon 2015

Over the weekend of the weekend 19th and 20 th September over one hundred teams took up the challenge of the Mourne Mountain Marathon. The Mourne 2 Day as it has become known is now in it’s 36th year and was this year sponsored by local companies Consarc Design Group and Jackson Sports. The race follows a similar itinery to the Original Mountain Marathon (now known as the OMM, formerly the KIMM), Saunders Mountain Marathon and the Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon it requires teams of two runners to navigate their... Read More

Viking Chase 4 Peaks

For those fancying a nice trail/fell race why not have a go at the Viking Chase on Sunday 20th September 2015. The race raises funds for the Cleveland Mountain Rescue and is organised by them. The event is 8 miles in length and starts from Lordstones Café, Carlton Bank Top, South of Carlton in Cleveland, TS9 7JH. The start is 10.40am. Entry is on the day only and costs £8. There is a route map below. More details can be got from the Cleveland Mountain Rescue website click here to... Read More

Altra Torin 2.0 Zero Drop Running Shoe Review

Altra Torin 2.0 Running Shoe Review Altra produces three natural running neutral training shoes in its range of zero drop shoes. In terms of midsole thickness the Torin 2.0 sits in the middle between the Altra Instinct 3 and the Altra Paradigm 1.5 with a stack height of 27mm. It was created to offer a more cushioned, softer and smoother ride than the responsive Instinct but, be less controlling than the Paradigm. “..the initial impact feels very soft thanks to the Eva foam but, the A-Bound then gives you a... Read More

Castleton Show Race 2015

The next race in the Northern Runner/Esk Valley Summer Fell Race Series is the Castleton Show Race on Saturday 12th September 1.30pm start. This race is dubbed as a fell race on the road. 6 miles in length and all on the black stuff this races does go up and down a bit. Entries on the day. Click here for more information on the race and the Catleton Show itself there is plenty to do including kids races.

Guisborough 3 Tops English Championships Fell Race 2015 Report and Results

A beautiful summers day with a gentle breeze. It was very tight at the front of the men’s race with a lot of minor changes through the race. Pete Vale and Lloyd Taggart were pressured by Ted Mason, followed by the Calder trio of Tim Ellis, Darren Kay and Karl Gray. Matthew Roberts in fact led for much of the race but had unfortunately missed a check point at the end of the short loop. At the finish just 44 seconds covered the first eight .Pete was first with Lloyd... Read More

Guisborough 3 Tops English Championships Fell Race 2015

On Sunday 6th September Guisborough plays host to the latest round of the English Fell Running Championships. The race is going to be run over a modified Guisborough 3 Tops course. The race starts and finishes at Guisborough Rugby Club. The race starts at 10.30am. If you want to catch a glimpse of some of the best fell runners in England then get over to Guisborough. Click here to see the race map so you can pick your vantage points.