November 2017

Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Review | Zero Drop Running Shoe Reviews

Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Review — Altra’s Lone Peak 3.5 is the latest version of Altra’s most popular trail running shoe. The Lone Peak is so popular because it is so versatile. The cushioning is good enough for the shoe to be used on the road for a mile or two to get to your trail or even, at a push, for the odd road run if you have no alternative, feeling surprisingly comfortable for a trail shoe. The vibram outsole grips well on wet wood or rock and is well... Read More


Eskdale Eureka Fell Race 2017

The next race in the Dave Parry Winter Fell Race Series is the Eskdale Eureka on Sunday 3rd December 2017. Entry is £6 on the day only and the registration/Start/ Finish is at the car park above Dibble just on the west side of High Castleton (Grid Ref NZ 680078) , Castleton, Nr Guisborough, North Yorkshire. The race starts at 10.30 am. The route is about 8 miles with 1500 feet of ascent over moorland paths. There are a lot of single track paths which will be muddy after all... Read More

Inov-8 Parkclaw 275 GTX Review | We Review All The Best Off-Road Running Shoes

Inov-8 Parkclaw 275 GTX – Finally One Shoe For Everything? Lot’s of customers who come to Northern Runner are looking for one running shoe that will cover all their running needs. It isn’t possible to have one shoe that will be well cushioned for your road running and also be grippy and nimble enough to get you round the National Cross Country. However, it is possible to have an off-road shoe versatile enough to run trails, that still offers enough cushioning to comfortably take you from your house to the... Read More

Topo Terraventure Review – Topo Athletic Low Drop Running Shoes

Topo Terraventure Review — Did You Know? After reading the review, if you are looking for a shoe like the Terraventure trail running shoe but, would prefer a waterproof upper then the Topo Hydroventure is exactly that! Topo is the newest brand to Northern Runner. We have tried a number of shoes since the brands inception in 2013 but despite the nice fit and being well made, they tended to be a little stiff, taking a while to break in. Once broken in the Topo shoes where lovely to run in, were durable and I... Read More

Altra Paradigm 3.0 Review – Zero Drop Road Running Shoes

Altra Paradigm 3.0 Testing/Review — Overview As a user of the original Paradim (600+ miles in fact!) and at the time of writing a user of the Paradigm 2.0, I was interested to see how the newest version compared. Immediately it’s clear this new Paradigm 3.0 is a very well cushioned Altra shoe, with a very roomy toe box, that immediately proved ideal for my wider foot and bunions. All Altra shoes follow this format, but do differ slightly. I’m traditionally a heel striker and have written about transitioning to Zero Drop... Read More