December 2016

Captain Cooks Fell Race 2017

Captain Cooks Fell Race will be the first event in the Dave Parry Winter Fell Race Series in 2017 taking place on New Years Day. This popular race is about 5 miles long with around 1000 feet of ascent. The terrain is a mixture of surfaces including a few miles of tarmac. However, when it gets muddy it gets very muddy so fell shoes or very grippy trail shoes are best. The race starts at 11am from outside the Royal Oak Public House in the centre of Great Ayton, Nr... Read More

Do You Have the Best Running Shoes for You?

Do Your Running Shoes Help or Hinder You? As you start preparing for your 2017 goals now is a good time to replace worn out shoes, or if you have been having a few niggles or recurring problems re-assess what footwear you use and whether it’s right for you. As all the forces in running come from your feet upwards, most niggles are caused by training errors or the wrong footwear. In the case of training errors, it’s very easy to get carried away when training is going well and... Read More


Guisborough Woods Race 2017

The next race in the Dave Parry Winter Fell Race Series is Guisborough Woods Race on Tuesday 27th December 2016 at 11am. Registration is at Guisborough Rugby Club, Belmangate, Guisborough and entry is £6 on the day only. The race is about 5.5 miles long with about 1200 feet of ascent. Unlike other fell races this race is 3 laps long. This is because in years gone by we used to have winter and running over the moor would of been too unhospitable. The trick is to try and run... Read More

Opening Hours over the Christmas period

Here are the opening hours for Northern Runner over the Christmas period: Saturday 24th December – 9.00am-2.00pm Sunday 25th December – CLOSED Monday 26th December – CLOSED Tuesday 27th December – 10.00am-5.30pm Wednesday 28th December – 10.00am-5.30pm Thursday 29th December – 10.00am-5.30pm Friday 30th December – 10.00am-5.30pm Saturday 31st December – 9.00am-4.00pm Sunday 1st January – CLOSED Monday 2nd January – 10.00am-5.30pm Then, normal opening hours will resume. We would like to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Scott Supertrac RC Review | Latest Running Shoe Reviews

Scott’s Racy Combo of Traction & Power The Scott Supertrac RC is set to launch in the UK on the 8th January. We are taking pre-orders here in Mens and Womens and have prepared a review with a test pair for our readers. “..these are shoes designed for the mud , brash and scree that hammer shoes in the UK.” The new Supertrac RC adds to Scott’s existing strong trailing running line up. It’s the lighter weight racing version of the popular Kinabalu Supertrac. If you are looking for other brand comparisons,... Read More