Altra Duo — High cushioned or maximal cushioned running shoes are usually designed for the long slow ‘plods’. The easy Sunday runs. The cushioning is soft with little energy return and the shoes are all about comfort & protection. Altra’s new maximum cushioning shoe, the Duo, is different. This is a maximum cushioning shoe built for speed. As you would expect, the Duo is incredibly light at 224g (for a UK8). This is even more amazing when you consider that the midsole is 30mm thick. This weight is achieved by... Read More
Have you signed up to run around Derwent Reservoir, the second largest reservoir in the region after Kielder? There’s still time! In 2017, Run Peterlee hosted the inaugural 7 mile trail race around the beautiful Derwent Reservoir. It was a great success and so on May 20, 2018, we’ll be doing it all over again. There’ll be a 5k event (starting at 9:00) and a 7 mile event (starting at 10:00). Derwent Reservoir is on the border between county Durham and Northumberland, so 7 mile runners will run half of... Read More
Due to the bad weather forecast the organisers have decided to cancel the Blakey Blitz Fell Race that was due to take place on Sunday 18th March 2018. It is hoped that the race will be able to take place later in the year.
The next race in the Dave Parry Winter Fell Race Series is the Blakey Blitz on Sunday 18th March 2018 organised by Esk Valley Fell Club. Registration is at the Lion Inn, Blackey Ridge, Nr Castleton, Kirbymoorside YO62 7LQ (Grid Ref NZ 678998 ). Entry is £5 on the day only and the race starts at 10.30am. The route is about 10.6 miles long with 2600 feet or so of ascent making it an AM category fell race. The terrain is a mixture of rough tracks, slippy paving stones and... Read More
Hoka Cavu Review Part 1: A Short Introduction — The Hoka Cavu is part of Hoka’s new Fly Collection or PROFLY cushioning range of shoes. They are neutral, responsive training shoes. Ideal for faster paced runs but with enough cushioning for day to day miles too. At 230 grams for a men’s UK 8.5 they are certainly lightweight road running shoes. The initial heel strike is soft but not soggy, although not as pillow like as the heavier cushioned Hoka Clifton etc.. and the forefoot is firm and responsive to encourage... Read More