February 2016

Should You Rotate Different Running Shoes to Avoid Injuries?

Yes – Rotating Running Shoes Reduces Chance of Injury The problem with running is that it is repetitive–you stress the same bits of your body with every stride. This is especially so if you are running on a firm and flat surface. To spread the load to different parts of your body you can alter your gait by running at different speeds, up and down hills or off road. A mixture of all of these will help reduce the chance of injury. “It is easy to keep pulling the pair of... Read More


Glaisdale Rigg Fell Race Results 2016

Well done to everyone that finished the Glaisdale Rigg Fell Race, this was the latest round of the Northern Runner/Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series. The weather was kind for february, albeit a tad windy on the tops. In the womens race, Nik Vogan – York Knavesmire claimed victory from Nicola Kent – Loftus and Whitby and Shelli Gordon – New Marske Harriers in third. Loftus and Whitby win the womens team. In the mens race, Lewis Rodgers – Loftus and Whitby took the victory, from Harry Holmes – York... Read More

How Should My Running Shoes Fit?

How Should My Running Shoes Fit ? When you run specifically or even walk to a certain extent your feet will expand. In order to allow your feet to absorb shock and spring off the floor with every stride you need to make sure that you have enough room in your running shoes. Put the shoes on and push the heel of your foot firmly into the heel of the shoe. Then tie up the laces. Stand up putting your full body weight onto one foot. You should have about... Read More

Hamsterley Forest Marathon 2016

This year Hamsterley Forest Marathon is on Saturday 2nd July 2016. So, if you fancy a picturesque run somewhere different then get your entry in. If a marathon is a bit far for you then don’t be put off. The marathon is a 3 lap course which allows the organisers to offer an 11 mile and 18.5 mile event too. Click the here for some more information or to put in an online entry.

High Cup Nick Fell Race 2016

The 2016 running of this popular race will take place on Saturday 27th February starting at 2pm. The route is about 9 miles long with 1500 feet of ascent mostly on open fell. So, fell shoes would be the best choice of footwear. Entry is on the day only and £7 which includes soup and a roll. The race is organised by the 2012 British Fell Running Champion Morgan Donnelly and his Wife Lucy. There are races for kids too. More details from The atmosphere and the views are... Read More

Inov-8 Roadclaw 275 Review & Road Test

Inov-8 Enter the Road Running Market Roadclaw 275 ——- When Inov-8 is mentioned you immediately think of the fells. Inov-8’s footwear has become the shoes of choice for many a seasoned fell runner. In 2016 Inov-8 will launch the Roadclaw 275, and take what they have learned on the mountains to the road. Although Inov-8 have made road shoes before the Road-X shoes where more minimal in nature. Where as the Inov-8 Roadclaw 275 is designed to have a smooth cushioned ride. The fit of the Roadclaw is very similar... Read More

Glaisdale Rigg Fell Race 2016

The next event in the Northern Runner/Esk Valley Fell Race Series is Glaisdale Rigg on Sunday 21st February 2016. The race is organised by Loftus and Whitby AC and start/finishes at the Arncliffe Arms, Glaisdale, Near Castleton, Guisborough on the North Yorkshire Moors. Entry is on the day only (£6) and the fun starts at 10.30am. The course is 8.5 miles long with about 1800 feet of ascent. Underfoot conditions are a real mix of road, track, open fell and muddy path. A fell shoe or very grippy trail shoe... Read More