April 2016


Clay Bank West Fell Race 2016

Now that the snow has arrived it is time for the first race in the Northern Runner/Esk Valley Summer Fell Race Series. This will be Clay Bank West on Wednesday 4th May 2016. All the proceeds from this race will go to Cleveland Mountain Rescue. Clay Bank West is about 4 miles in length with around 1200 feet of ascent. Essentially the course starts on a large muddy bridleway and climbs up with the forestry on your right and two small hills on your left. When you have run past... Read More

Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Review ¦ Latest Zero Drop Running Shoes

The Altra Lone Peak 2.5 is the fourth generation of Altra’s Lone Peak range, their medium cushioned trail shoe. This shoe is an extremely popular choice at Northern Runner because the combined level of grip and cushion make this a great road to trail shoe for the UK. The Previous Generation Lone Peak 2.0 I have been happily running in the Lone Peak 2.0 for a year or so now and so I was interested to see what improvements Altra had made. Firstly I thought it would be a good... Read More

Gisborough Moors Results 2016

The 39th running of the Gisborough Moors now back in its traditional April slot, nicely book ended the 2015/16 Esk Valley/Northern Runner winter series with the 38th version opening the winter series back in October. The change around to accommodate a practice running of the Three Tops English championship event. Had the event been held 24 hours previously then competitors may have been faced with the snow that blanketed the high parts of the North Yorkshire moors, instead the skies were clear, the sun shone, an ideal day for fell... Read More


Guisborough Moors Fell Race 2016

The final race in the Northern Runner/ Esk Valley Winter Fell Race Series is Gisborough Moors on Sunday 17th April 2016. The 12.5 mile ish route takes a classic loop around the moor taking in the summits of Captain Cooks, Roseberry Topping and Highcliffe Nab to total over 2600 feet of ascent. The race starts and finishes at Guisborough Rugby Club, Guisborough, North Yorkshire. The start is at 10.30 am. Registration is in the Rugby Club from about an hour before the start and entry is £7 on the day... Read More