March 2016

Altra Intuition 3.5 Review ¦ Altra Zero Drop Running Shoes

A Women’s Offering From Altra that Isn’t Just ‘Small and Pretty’ – The Intuition 3.5   The Altra Intuition 3.5 is the Women’s specific version of the Altra Instinct 3.5. However, it isn’t just the same shoe made in small sizes and pretty colours. All Altra’s shoes are gender specific because Women’s feet are a different shape to Men’s. Women have a narrower heel and midfoot, higher instep, longer arch and slightly different spacing between their toes. Altra makes a whole line of truly female-specific shoes. Altra’s shoes are all... Read More


Blakey Blitz Fell Race Results 2016

A spring day welcomed runners to the latest round of the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series. 99 hardy soles took up the challenge that is Blakey Blitz Fell race. This is an A Category Fell race which means there is a lot of rough ground and plenty of climb. At the front end this years race was a close battle between Knavemire duo Harry Holmes, the winner of Captain Cooks Race on New Years Day and Chris Roberts, who has been steadily improving and Durham Fell Runner... Read More

Easter Shop Opening Times

Thursday 24th March 10am to 7pm Friday 25th March (Good Friday) 11am to 4pm Saturday 26th March 9am to 5.30pm Sunday Closed Monday 28th March (Easter Monday) 11am to 4pm Tuesday 29th March 10am to 5.30pm Normal hours resume

Hamsterley Forest 11 Mile Trail Run 2016

This event takes place at the Hamsterley Festival of Trail Running that also includes a Marathon and 18 mile event on the same day. The course is 1 lap on easy forest trails suitable for road shoes as well as trail shoes. This is an ideal run if you fancy trying somthing different to a road race. Hamsterley Forest is a very bueatiful place to run and easily accessable. The event takes place on Saturday 2nd July. For more information and get your entry click here.

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Hoka Day at Northern Runner Saturday 19th March 2016

>>ANOTHER CHANCE TO TRY HOKAs BEFORE YOU BUYHoka Day, Northern Runner Newcastle, 19th March 10:00-16:00< - 1. Eoin Lennon, Scottish ultra trail running Champion is in store! 2. Take pairs of newest Hoka running shoes for a test run. 3. Take a free gift if you do. 4. Have another freebie on us if you purchase a pair! - Hoka Athlete Eoin Lennon has sizes of Hoka Vanquish 2, Clifton 2 and Speedgoats for you to get familiar with. Don't miss out!

High Cup Nick Fell Race Report 2016

High Cup Nick Fell Race 2016 On Saturday 27th February the weather gods shone down on Dufton and provided the Inov-8 High Cup Nick Fell Race with the best conditions ever. Combining this with a squadron of fell running big guns meant the stage was set for some record bashing, including a record entry of 273 runners in the senior race and 40 juniors taking part in the trail races, keeping race officials very busy. In the Senior race the younger men set a fast pace from the gun with... Read More


Blakey Blitz Fell Race Sunday 20th March

The next race in the Northern Runner/Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series is the Blakey Blitz on Sunday 20th March. Registration is in the field next to the Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge, Near Ralph Cross, above Castleton, North Yorkshire (grid ref 678998). Entry is £6 on the day only and the event starts at 10.30 am. The route is about 10 miles long with nearly 3000 feet of ascent. Although you start of running down a long bridleway (and finish running back up it !). The course is best run... Read More