August 2017

Castleton Show Race

The final counter in the Dave Parry/Northern Runner Summer Fell Race Series is Castleton Show Race. Which is like a fell race on the road. So, if you like hills or you need a bit of strength training get your entry in. Entries on the day for the road race are most welcome, but you will have to pay the Show gate fee (£3). Why not pre-enter the race by post, and get your Show ticket for free! Pre-entries close by Saturday 2 September (See the website for an entry... Read More


Roseberry Topping Fell Race 2017

The next race in the Dave Parry Summer Fell Race Series is Roseberry Topping on Wednesday 30th August at 7pm. Registration is in the car park at the bottom of Roseberry Topping just south of Newton Under Roseberry on the A173. Entry is on the day only and £4. The event is organised by the National Trust. For those who aren’t familiar with Roseberry Topping this is the sharks fin that sticks out from the side of the North Yorkshire Moors as you look to the East when you are... Read More

What Is Heel to Forefoot Drop? Zero Drop and More Explained

What Is Heel/Forefoot Drop and Zero Drop? How Does It Work? Advice & More! — When Northern Runner opened its doors back in 1998 the main difference between all the shoes we stocked was how much pronation or movement control they offered, the width and the shape of the shoe. These days, two extra variables are important, namely heel to forefoot drop and flexibility. The heel to forefoot drop of a shoe is the difference between the thickness of the outsole and midsole of the shoe at the heel and... Read More

Gateshead Trail 10km 2017 Results

It was a great day for running at the Gateshead Trail 10km on Saturday 12th August 2017. The rain held off until after the prize presentations and all 1700 finishers got round in lovely mild conditions. Kurt Heron (Ashington Hurst) lead the field home for the second year in a row. The Ladies was won by Lorna McDonald (Morpeth Harriers). To see the full results click here.


Gribdale Gallop 2017

The next race in the Dave Parry Summer Fell Race Series is Gribdale Gallop on Wednesday 16th August. Entry is £5 on the day only and the fun begins at 7.15 pm. The start/finish/registration is at Gribdale Car Park which is just a drive up hill from Great Ayton, North Yorkshire (Grid Ref NZ59311). This years course is slightly different to the established course that has been used for the past 20 years as the race has been unable to get access to the Forestry Commision Land. The new route... Read More