February 2018

Topo Fli-Lyte 2 Review | In Stock at Northern Runner

Topo Fli-Lyte 2 Review — Born from Minimal Material & Maximum Natural Movement For many runners Topo is a new or unheard of brand. Topo was launched in 2013 by Tony Post, who has been in the footwear industry for 40 years. The goal was to not follow the industry gimmicks and trends and instead provide footwear that encourages a better running experience through instinctive and natural movement. As well as running a 2hr 25min marathon at Boston, Tony was also the guy that ran London and New York Marathons... Read More

Inov-8 X-Talon 230 Review | We Now Stock the X-Talon 230 at Northern Runner

Inov-8 X-Talon 230 Review — History: The X-talon 212 The first Inov-8 X-Talon to hit the market was the X-Talon 212. This was launched as a cross country racing shoe. It was very flexible, had 8mm long studs on the outsole that were well spaced out, so they wouldn’t fill with mud and it was light and low profile. It wasn’t long before the top fell runners in the country where also using the X-Talon 212 for fell racing. The sticky rubber gave superb grip on wet rock and the... Read More

VJ Sport Irock 2 Running Shoes Review

Irock 2 Review — VJ Sport, the makers of the Irock 2, are a Finish brand that was founded in 1981 to fulfill the need to make durable and grippy shoes for Orienteering. The Irock 2 definitely ticks all those boxes and is a shoe not just for orienteers but, for obstacle course racers, fell runners, cross country runners, trail runners and all those that require a durable grippy shoe. We first noticed the Irock 2 when British runner Jon Albon left his Inov-8 sponsorship deal to join VJ Sports... Read More

X-PT Orienteering for everyone Sunday 4th march 2018

X-PT Fitness is hosting a Orienteering event for all ages an abilities to raise funs for SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity and Breast Cancer Care. This is a fantastic opportunity to get the family, a group of mates or collegues together for a morning of competitive fun. Orienteering is for all ages and degrees of fitness and skill. It provides the suspense and excitement of a treasure hunt. The object of orienteering is to locate control points by using a map and compass to navigate through the woods and countryside.... Read More


Heartbeat Hobble 2018

The next race in the Dave Parry Winter Fell Race Series is a new event to the race calendar. Organised by Scarborough AC this race will take place on Sunday 25th February 11am start. The route is just under 7 miles long with 845 feet of ascent. Which makes it a C category fell race as there isn’t too much up and down. However, in the middle of winter conditions high on the North Yorkshire Moors can still be tough. Registration/Start/Finish is near the Mallyan Spout Hotel, Goathland Village, YO22... Read More