November 2015

Trying to find the ‘Best Fitting Running Shoes’ or ‘Most Comfortable Running Shoes’?

Do your running shoes actually fit you? A lot of niggles and running related injuries are caused by your running shoes simply not fitting. Most people think that your shoes should feel snug or tight but, this stops the foot from functioning correctly. This can lead to common complaints such as in grown toe nails and bunions to name but a few. If your shoes feel heavy towards the end of a run or you get pins and needles in your feet then your shoes are either too tight or... Read More


Eskdale Eureka Fell Race Sunday 6th December 2015

The next race in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series is the Eskdale Eureka on Sunday 6th December 2015. Entry is on the day only and £7. Registration/Start/Finish is from the Car Park above Dibble at the West end of High Castleton, Castleton, Nr Guisborough, North Yorkshire. The route is about 8 miles long with about 1200 feet of ascent. There is a lot of single track moorland paths on this route which will be slippy due to the rain and snow we have had recently. So,... Read More


Saltergate Gallows Fell Race Results 2015

A challenging day with the wet, particularly underfoot for the second race in the Northern Runner/Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series. This did not deter the mud loving field and saw 70 finishers in the main still smiling! The women’s race was in the early stages a contest between Karen Pickles of Pudsey and Sarah Attwood of York Knavesmire, with Louise Venables not too far away. As the race developed the gaps just grew to eventually give the veteran Karen a comfortable win. Sarah however led her team to victory... Read More

Altra Superior 2 Running Shoe Review

Altra Superior 2 Reviewed Over at Least 25 Hours of Running The Altra Superior 2 has been on the market in the UK since the start of the summer. It is a lightweight trail shoe from the natural running brand Altra and like all Altra shoes is Zero Drop. For thos new to the trademark Zero Drop, this means that the height of the mid-sole at the heel is the same as the height of the mid-sole at the forefoot, essentially it is flat (most running shoes have a raised heel of... Read More


Saltergate/Levisham Fell Race 2015

The organisers baton for the Northern Runner Esk Valley Winter Fell race Series now gets passed from Bob Lillie and his team who did a great job organising Gisborough Moors to Kim England and the team at Pickering AC for the Levisham Saltergate. For those who remember this event is the old Saltergate Gallows route but, it starts and finishes in the village of Levisham which adds a few miles of bridleway to the route (see the route map below). The race takes place on Sunday 15th November at 10.30... Read More


Gisborough Moors Fell Race 2015 Results and Report

Gisborough Moors Fell Race Results 2015. A bright sunny day greated the runners for the 38th running of this classic fell race. Phil Sanderson, who won the race back in 2011, set off with his usual quick start and lead from gun to tape. Despite the best efforts of Northumberland Fell Runners John Malley and Charlie Stead and Loftus AC’s Paul Butler to close the gap. The trio almost made contact on the flatter or downhill sections only for Phil to pull away again on the climbs. Phil then ran... Read More

Gisborough Moors Fell Race Pictures 2015

Well done to everyone who ran round Gisborough Moors Race this morning. Although this is the first race in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series the weather was more like the summer we never had. Lovely and bright and sunny. Although the course was very wet and muddy in places. Click the link below to see some great pictures of todays racing, thanks to Rob Pollard for these. Results to follow.