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April 2017

Gisborough Moors Fell Race Results 2017

It was a lovely clear sunny day for the 40th running of this classic fell race. Gisborough Moors Fell Race route has changed a bit since it’s inception 40 years ago but, it still covers a distance of about 12 miles with 2600 feet of ascent. The route goes over Captain Cooks, Roseberry Topping and High Cliffe Nab. The view from any of them is staggering particualarly on such a clear day. Chris Roberts (Knavesmire) and John Butters (Northumberland Fell Runners) had an epic battle to become the winner of... Read More

Derwent Reservoir Trail Race 2017

The first running of the Derwent Reservoir Trail Race will take place on 21th May 2017. The 7 mile course is an out and back loop that follows the edge of the Derwent Reservoir. There are only 100 places so if you fancy a run get your entry in quickly. You can get more details and enter by clicking here.

Altra Superior 3.0 Zero Drop Running Shoes REVIEW

Review & Testing: Altra Superior 3.0 My Beloved Superior 2.0 It is always daunting when a shoe you enjoy running in has been updated. Every runner knows that the ‘improvements’ that have been made to the shoe aren’t necessarily good for them personally.  The Altra Superior 2.0 is the shoe I enjoy running in most. I don’t really feel the shoe on my feet or my feet hitting the ground, which isn’t because of the huge level of cushioning but, because they allow my feet to function and do the... Read More

“Should I Buy Zero Drop Running Shoes?” Here’s a Few Reasons Why

Why try Altra ‘Zero Drop’? To Land On Your Mid-Foot, Not Your Heel After the barefoot minimalist running craze, most runners are aware that it is better to land on their mid-foot, which is just behind the toes. Yet most people still run in running shoes that have a big chunky heel at the back and encourage you to run with poor posture and land more on your heel. To Do So Without Sacrificing Cushioning The reason for this is that if you haven’t had a problem then why change.... Read More

Altra Intuition 4 Womens Zero Drop Running Shoes Review

Altra Intuition 4.0 Review The Altra Intuition 4.0 is the newest version of this great all round women’s road running shoe.  A few of the new features are a decoupled heel, modernised, engineered mesh upper and extra rubber on the toe area of the outsole. The updated midsole has a more flexible and slightly softer initial feel from the box. Which makes the shoes hit that sweet spot with less breaking in. Women’s Altras Aren’t Just a Different Colour! Women’s feet are different to men’s feet anatomically in a few... Read More

Scott Palani and Palani SPT Running Shoe Review

Scott Palani Running Shoe Review — Scott have been emerging as a quality running brand for some years now and have launched the face-lifted and re-designed Palani road running model, that we’ve taken for a spin. Scott off-road shoes like the Scott Kinabalu and the Scott Kinabalu Supertrac and brand new Scott Supertrac RC have been lighting up the trail running scene for a while. On the less muddy side, their road shoes are also gaining in popularity. Customers really like the Scott eRide system, which (to quote visitors to... Read More