March 2017

40th Gisborough Moors Fell Race 2017

2017 marks the 40th running of the Gisborough Moors Fell Race this is the next event in the Dave Parry Winter Fell Race Series. Gisborough Moors is the classic fell race that runs over the North Yorkshire Moors. The 12.5 mile route takes in Captain Cooks, Roseberry Topping and High Cliffe Nab which gives it an ascent of over 2500 feet. The underfoot conditions range from single tracks over the moors which can be wet to hard packed tracks. Over the years a lot of the tracks have been surfaced... Read More

Blakey Blitz Fell Race Results 2017

On a weekend of running events it was great to see 121 starters for this years Blakey Blitz fell race. Showers greeted the start and the wind was a force at times, but this didn’t spoil some great racing. Harry Holmes – Pudsey and Bramley claimed victory from Ambleside’s George Foster with Stuart George – York Knavesmire 3rd and promoting club Esk Valley’s Paul Williams in 4th. The mens team victory went to York Knavesmire, with supporting Stuart, Simon Collins, Thomas Ratcliffe and Barry Atkinson. In the womens race Rhona... Read More

Blakey Blitz Fell Race 2017

The next race in the Dave Parry Winter Fell Race Series is Blakey Blitz on Sunday 19th March 2017. This race is a tuffy. It’s about 10 miles long with 2800 feet of ascent. The underfoot conditions vary you will run over hard packed tracks, tarmac, slippy paving slabs, rough moorland tracks, peat bog and the odd grass field. So, well studded grippy off road shoes are a must. The event start/finish/registration is at the Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge, Near Ralphes Cross, Castleton, Guisborough, North Yorkshire (NZ678998). Entry is £5... Read More

“What are the Best Running Shoes for Good Form?” | 3 Great Running Technologies

Running Shoes That Help Improve Running Form Running shoes have changed a lot since Northern Runner opened it’s doors in 1998. The biggest change in recent years is newer running companies like, ON, Altra, and Scott redefining running shoe construction and function, with a huge focus on encouraging a more efficient form. Key aspects include; promoting good posture, allowing your feet and toes to function more naturally and employing stabilising muscles (and more) in the quest for better form. Space to Move Your foot is your body’s first shock absorber. It also stabilises... Read More

High Cup Nick Fell Race Results 2017

Inov-8 High Cup Nick – Dufton Race Report 2017 The 2017 Inov-8 High Cup Nick- Dufton Fell Race grabbed a window in the weather between Storms Doris and Euan to provide probably the slippiest underfoot conditions ever for this 11th edition of Dufton Village’s popular early season fell & Junior trail races. Despite the terrible weather forecast on Friday evening, come Saturday morning the wind & rain had calmed significantly, much to the relief of race organisers, Morgan & Lucy Donnelly, and Kirkby Stephen’s dedicated Mountain Rescue Team. A record... Read More

What Are Zero Drop Running Shoes? Altra & Zero Drop Origin/Definitions/Tips

Altra Zero DropTM: Origin, Useful Definitions & Tips   Useful Definitions Zero Drop Heel and forefoot are the same distance from the ground. This promotes a more impact-efficient form of running on the balls of the foot. Foot Shaped Toe Box Unlike traditional running shoes, a FootShapeTM Toe Box is wider, more rounded shape allowing for the toes to relax and spread out naturally. Gender Specific Altra do not just take a ‘unisex’ shoe and change the colour to pink or purple for women. Women’s feet are anatomically different to... Read More