The High Cup Nick Fell Race is on Saturday 24th February 2018. The event now in it’s 12 year is organised by Morgan Donnelly, the 2012 British Fell Running Champion, and his Wife Lucy. This a traditional friendly race that starts and finishes in the village in Dufton in the Eden Valley. The route follows a favourite training loop of Morgan’s and takes in the spectacular High Cup Nick. You can click here to enter for £8 which includes Soup and a Roll or enter on the day for £10.... Read More
Altra Escalante The Lightweight Road Runner & Racer — Stocked at NorthernRunner.com and Norther Runner Newcastle, introducing the Escalante, the smash hit running shoe from Altra with its distinctive Zero Drop platform and FootShape toe box, that ensures you achieve a winning combination of best running form and maximum comfort. Designed for racing and training, but looking great anywhere, it enhances performance by improving natural body positioning. It incorporates all that is the best in Altra Shoes including the trademark roomy toe box, which allows a wide toe splay to help stability, natural... Read More
Have Your Shoes Shaped Your Feet? Why Foot Shaped Toe Boxes Are, Rightly, Taking Over — My own feet were always very narrow with squashed up toes from wearing tight fell shoes for 30 years. After 10 years of wearing more foot shaped shoes I now have much broader feet, with gaps between my toes and a lot more movement. Running (and other) shoes traditionally tend to be pointy… yet feet aren’t. The reason for this unfortunately is fashion and not function. When we get customers coming into the shop who have been... Read More
Inov-8 X-Talon 210 Review Part 2 – Road Test —- The 210’s Roots A lot of Inov-8 fans will remember the X-Talon 190. This was the stripped down, lightweight version of the X-Talon 212. This shoe became the racing shoe of choice for lots of fell runners and a popular cross country racing shoe too. They where very flexible, which gave a real feel for the ground. However, this was a bit too much feel for some and the lightweight upper tended to get holes in it quite quickly. So, as... Read More
The next event in the Dave Parry Winter Fell Race Series is the Commondale Clart on Sunday 14th January 2018. The organising club is York Acorn under the steward ship of Dave Bannister Entry is £6 on the day only and registration is in the Village Hall, Commondale, Nr Guisborough, North Yorkshire (NZ662104). The route is about 5 miles long with 700 feet of ascent. The race starts at 10.30am. All the proceeds for this event will go to Prostrate Cancer. Most of the ascent in this race is at... Read More
Well done to the first three men at the Captain Cooks Race, Lloyd Biddell, Harry Holmes and Ben Bergstrand. Nip & tuck between Lloyd and Harry with Lloyd winning in a sprint finish. Nik Tarrega from Knavemire was the first women. Click here for full results.