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How to Run An Ultra Marathon by Kim Collison – Part 1 – Why Run the Ultra Distance?

Why Would I Run An Ultra? — The feeling of ecstasy of crossing the finish line in an ultra can be amazingly powerful whether it’s your first or 43rd time. The moment of euphoria when you overcome the obstacles you have endured to reach your goal is an extremely addictive emotion. You may say never again but sooner or later you will be entering your next race to recreate those feelings. I still replay the emotions I felt running down the lane to Coniston school at the end of the... Read More

Topo ST-2 Zero Drop Running Shoes Review | Topo Now In Stock at NorthernRunner.com

Topo ST-2 Review — The Topo Blueprint Topo have successfully designed shoes that work with your feet, as opposed to simply keep them feeling comfortable. There are no gimmicks. Topo shoes are simply made in a shape that allows the foot to function and has a cushioning level that is firm enough for your foot to get the feedback it needs to work correctly, yet comfortable for longer distances. If you’re used to an extreme level of cushioning it might take a few shorter runs to strengthen up. The Topo... Read More

On Cloudflow Running Shoes Review | In Stock At NorthernRunner.com

On Cloudflow Review — The On Cloudflow is the shoe used by British Triathlete Tim Don to run the fastest ever Ironman Triathlon, which includes a marathon as the final discipline that Tim completed in 2 hours 44 minutes and 23 seconds. This gave him a total time of 7 hours 40 minutes and 23 seconds for the swim, bike, run event back in May 2017.  However, the On Cloudflow is not just a shoe for breaking Triathlete world records and brings some unique tech and subsequent benefits to casual... Read More

Wondered How To Run An Ultra Marathon? Kim Collison Explains His Madeira Island Ultra Trail

Bringing Back the Smile My Psychological Strategies Used to Finish the Madeira Island Ultra Trail — Saturday 28th April 2018 at 16.57 my smile was back on my face as I ran down the finish chute of  the Madeira Island Ultra Trail (MIUT) a 115km 7200m race which was part of the Ultra Trail World Tour (UTWT). Sometimes the journey to the finish line is relatively plain sailing, everything works out to plan and you hit your best possible goal. However this is often not the case and you have to ride... Read More

Trail Outlaws Urban Trail Series | Washington Trail 10k

Trail Outlaws Urban Trail Series 1st Race Washington Trail 10k Comes to a Close Missed It? Sign Up to Future Races Here:  https://urbantrails.co.uk/ — If you’re a North East runner and fancy tackling a 10k trail run like the Washington Trail 10k as pictured below, check out Trail Outlaws on their website and Facebook. Where can I take part in a trail race in the North East? DURHAM TRAIL 10m – 13th May 2018 PIECES OF 8 HM @ PENSHAW – 17th June 2018 BRANCHES & BAYS 10K – 19th August 2018 PIECES... Read More

Altra Instinct 4.5 Review / Altra Intuition 4.5 Review | Zero Drop & Well Cushioned

(For Men) Altra Instinct 4.5 Review (For Women) Altra Intuition 4.5 Review As you probably know already, Altra’s shoes are Zero Drop to promote a more natural midfoot landing. They also have a wider, rounded toe box that Altra call Foot Shaped,  as feet aren’t pointy like many modern running shoes seem to suggest.  Altra shoes also differ in shape from men’s to women’s as our feet are different anatomically. That is, the women’s range is not just a tad smaller and a different colour. Most Women have a narrower... Read More

On Cloud X Running Shoes Review | On Sale Now at Northern Runner

On Cloud X Running Shoes Review — It’s obvious when you look at an On shoe that they are a bit different to other brands. They are constructed to work with your feet and not replace them. The cushioning is separated out into ‘clouds’ on the bottom of the shoe to encourage your feet to function inside it! That is rather than curl up in a ball and rely on the shoes’ cushioning. On shoes also have speed boards inside, which are effectively hidden plastic insoles that are designed to... Read More

Gisborough Moors Fell Race 2018

The next race in the Dave Parry Winter Fell Race Series is Gisborough Moors Race on Sunday 15th April 2018. This will be the final race in the Winter Series unless the resceduled Blakey Blitz goes ahead on the 29th April which was called off due to the snow in March. Registration/start/finish is at Guisborough Rugby Club. Entry is £5 on the day only and the race starts at 10.30am. The route is about 12.5 miles with about 2600 feet of ascent. First held in 1977 Gisborough Moors has become... Read More