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KATADYN BeFree Water Filter | Introduction by NorthernRunner.com

Water is heavy. You need to drink but don’t want to carry too much of it! It can be tricky to find fill up locations, depending on your run/race. This however is not so much of a problem when you are high up on the fells in the UK. The mountain streams are clear and there’s lots of them. Lower down the mountain side and on runs closer to habitation it’s not the best idea to drink from streams. However, this issue has been solved by the Katadyn Befree water... Read More

Running Rewired Running Book Review/Experience

“Work on your core” sometimes seems like the answer to every running related question! Be it how do I get rid of this niggle or that injury or how do run further or faster. There are loads of YouTube clips of fit runners demonstrating exercises that most of us can’t do. The book Running Rewired aims to answer the questions around improving your core for everybody. The book explains why you should build some strength exercises into your schedule and shows you how to work out the best exercises for... Read More

What Running Head Torch Do I Need? | Head Torches at NorthernRunner.com

As headtorches have improved, becoming brighter and lighter in weight, they have transformed night-time running and are a must have for the winter. If you are running on country roads in the winter evenings then a headtorch is an essential piece of kit. Certain models are now good enough to allow you to explore off-road at night, which is particularly dangerous without the right vision. Running at night over fields and through woods give you a whole new sensory experience. It also builds in a feeling of adventure as the... Read More

20/03/2020

Social Isolation Training Tips – Back to Basics Suggestions

As all events have now been cancelled it would be understandable if your running has lost of bit of impetus. As it doesn’t look like events will be back on anytime soon and to keep the motivation going to get out running, you need to change your goals and your emphasis. There are lots of things that you can do here are a few suggestions: – Start a time trial around one of your local loops. If you have a heart rate monitor or power meter you can run at... Read More

Running with a Head Torch

Head Torches for Those Dark Nighttime Runs Head Torches have developed a lot in a short space of time. Gone are the large chunky torches with bulbs and heavy battery packs. Instead we have lighter and more powerful torches using modern LED’s to choose from. The price of a decent head torch has also dropped and the choice has gone up. So, here are a few pointers to think about before you make your head torch purchase. Shop – Invest in a head torch for as little as £20-25 here at NorthernRunner.com... Read More