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06/09/2018

Inov-8 TerraUltra 260 Review Part 1: Introduction | Inov-8 Trail Running Shoes

Introduction to the Inov-8 TerraUltra 260 — The New Inov-8 TerraUltra 260 is a Zero Drop trail running shoe designed to be well cushioned but still give good ground feel.  The fit is similar to Inov-8’s standard width but with a more rounded toe box to allow the foot to spread better when it touches the floor. This gives the runner better stability, shock absorption and spring from the feet. The outsole has 4mm lugs made from Inov-8’s Endurance Rubber, which is designed to offer both durability and a good... Read More

altra_lone_peak_4_review 04/09/2018

Altra Lone Peak 4 Review | Ultra Marathon 140 Miles Complete!

Altra Lone Peak 4 Trail Running Shoes | REVIEW Having worn my first pair of Altras for just over a month, the Timp, I had such a good response to these shoes I was pleased to try my second pair, the Lone Peak 4.  I had around 5 weeks to prepare for the C2C from Whitehaven to Tynemouth, 140 miles non-stop ultra.  My goal for these shoes was a good cushioned pair of shoes that would give me a soft ride for the many miles of tarmac, but equally cope... Read More

30/08/2018

Altra Torin 3.5 Review | Zero Drop & Foot Shape Running Shoes

Altra Torin 3.5 Review — Altra’s Torin road running shoe is their most popular road shoe to date. Lots of runners who love the Torin, in its various iterations, will be a bit worried that it might have changed considerably from the shoe they are enjoying running in. The Torin 3.5 is still Zero Drop like all Altra shoes, which promotes a more natural mid-foot landing. The stack height (mid sole thickness) is still 28mm so there is still plenty of cushioning. The trademarked Foot Shape Toe Box is also... Read More

Sharon Gaiters Coast to Coast Ultra 2018

Sharon Gaiter is currently racing from Whitehaven to Tynemouth in the Coast to Coast Ultra. She is using the 140 mile event to test the new Lone Peak 4’s and will write a review in the coming weeks. So, look out for Sharon’s thoughts on the latest version of Altra’s most popular shoe. You can follow Sharon’s progress by clicking here, she is race number 70.

16/08/2018

Altra Lone Peak 4 Trail Running Shoes Review |1 – Introducing the Lone Peak 4

An Introduction to the Altra Lone Peak 4 — The Altra Lone Peak is Altra’s most popular trail shoe. Not just for runners, but long-distance walkers too, who appreciate the extra space in the toe box as much as runners, from newcomers to ultra-marathon-regulars! The Lone Peak 4 features many changes designed to improve on the flagship shoe and is due to arrive in the UK in early September. Like all Altra running shoes, the Lone Peak 4 is Zero Drop and has a roomy, rounded, Foot Shape Toe Box.... Read More

20/07/2018

Altra Timp Review | Zero Drop Running Shoes | In Stock at NorthernRunner.com

Altra Timp Zero Drop Running Shoes Review — Having worn Hoka One One for several years I visited Northern Runner for a pair of Altra shoes. My goal for these shoes was a good cushioned pair of trail shoes I could use for some ultradistance races. I settled on the Altra Timp, having been told these are one of the most cushioned shoes in the range. I was aware of the Zero Drop and I was given a few words of advice to alternate shoes while adapting to these. A... Read More

18/07/2018

Altra Escalante vs. Altra Escalante Racer Running Shoes | In Stock at NorthernRunner.com

How Does the Altra Escalante Compare with the Escalante Racer? — The Altra Escalante has become one of Altra’s most popular Zero Drop road running shoes. It’s a running shoe designed to look fashionable (it does look great) yet also perform when you hit the tarmac for a road run. Although the Escalante has a relatively low level of cushioning, it has a softer ride to it, which is not typically ideal for faster running and racing. To retain the aesthetic style, yet provide something for the experienced, faster runners,... Read More

13/07/2018

Chapel Fell Top Fell Race

If you fancy blowing the cobwebs away on Tuesday evening (17th July) head over to St. John’s Chapel for the Chapel Fell Top Fell Race. The race is 7km long with 400 metres of ascent, that’s 4.2 miles and 1300 feet in old money. Entry is £5 on the day only. Registration is at the Chatterbox Cafe, 11, Market Place, St. John’s Chapel DL13 1QF. Grid reference NY885360. The action starts at 7.30pm. Bring full FRA kit: Compass – Whistle – Full waterproof body cover with taped seams and integrated... Read More

12/07/2018

Inov-8 TerraUltra G260 with Graphene Review | 1 – Introduction | In Stock at NorthernRunner.com

Inov-8 Terraultra G260 Review | 1 – Intro – Where Does It Fit In? As Inov-8 have been telling everyone on social media for weeks now, these are the first ever running shoes with Graphene in them. The Graphene is mixed into the sticky rubber to give 50% more stretch so the studs mould to the ground better. The outsole is 50% stronger so grips won’t break and 50% more durable, so once you have got these shoes bedded in you can enjoy them for longer. Coupled with that is a... Read More