October 2017


Wooler Trail Marathon 2017

There are still 10 places left for the Wooler Trail Marathon on Saturday 19th November. Wooler Trail Marathon is set in the heart of Northumberland National Park and includes many splendid uninterrupted views to the far horizon and many undulations along the way. The race starts in Wooler before heading towards some of the best views in the country, if not the world. The race is split across two days so why not come up for the whole weekend. The Sunday after the race is party night in Wooler! This... Read More


Saltergate Gallows Fell Race 2017

The organising baton now passes from Thirsk and Sowerby Harrier to Pickering AC. The next race in the Dave Parry Winter Fell Race Series is the Saltergate Gallows Fell Race on Sunday 5th Novemeber 2017, 10.30am. Entry is £5 and on the day only. Registration is at the village hall in Levisham nr Pickering, North Yorkshire. The route has had to be adjusted as there is a rally in the forestry on that day. Click here for a map of the new route which is about 8 miles

Hoka Speed Instinct 2 Review

Hoka Speed Instinct 2 Review – Responsive Encouragement — Hoka One One was developed by two Frenchmen Nicholas Mermoud and Jean Luc Diard. They had seen how over sized ski’s had made it easier to ski in powder conditions and how over sized tyres on Mountain Bikes had revolutionised off road cycling. They thought that oversized running shoes might do the same. Originally the idea was an over shoe to carry in your pack on trail runs and slip over your trails shoes to use for the descents. However, this... Read More

Altra One v3 vs. Altra Escalante | Reviewed! What’s the Best Lightweight Road Running Shoe?

The New Altra Escalante or One V3? Two Fantastic Zero Drop Lightweight Road Shoes — This article is written for those who already understand the benefits of Zero Drop, the roomy FootShape Toe Box and more features of Altra’s extensive running shoe range. Read: WHAT IS HEEL TO FOREFOOT DROP? ZERO DROP AND MORE EXPLAINED Read: “SHOULD I BUY ZERO DROP RUNNING SHOES?” HERE’S A FEW REASONS WHY Read: HOW TO TRANSITION TO ZERO DROP – MY EXPERIENCE When customers have been researching a lightweight natural running shoe, we often get asked which would be... Read More

Altra King MT Zero Drop Running Shoes Review | Zero Drop Off-Road Shoes

Altra King MT Review Up until the launch of the King MT, Altra’s range of off-road shoes had really been geared to harder packed, dryer trails. The King was designed to give the brand an offering for those runners who like to run on the softer or more broken ground. The shoes came out in the middle of the summer but we have delayed writing this review until the trails got muddy in order to give these a proper test! Cushioning/Midsole/Outsole The King MT is Zero Drop and uses Altra’s... Read More