December 2013

News - Spring Sale At Salford

City of Salford Race StartFor those looking to kickstart their spring training, organisers of the City of Salford 5k and 10k are offering half-price entry for the event. The cut-off point for early-bird registration is 31 May, so interested runners are encouraged to sign up early for what is a well-organised race that is ideal for both first-timers and those seeking a PB.

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News - Free Places For First Timers

BUPA My first RunThousands of first time runners are being offered free race places by Bupa as part of its quest to inspire more people in the UK to be physically active. There are 2,000 free race places being offered across the Bupa Great Run 5K events, which includes the Great Edinburgh 5K (14 July), the Great North 5K (14 September) and the Great South 5K (26 October).

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News - Pilates For Runners On Offer In Leeds

Up and Running Pilates AdRunners in West Yorkshire are being invited to improve their running performance by adding pilates to their training regimes. Up & Running Leeds Central has teamed up with Optimum Health Studio to offer a 6 week 'pilates for runners' course at the Boar Lane store, starting on Tuesday, 11 June.

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Runtalk - Run Yourself Happy

Glasgow 5k LadiesWe all know running is great for our bodies, but just as importantly it is also an effective way in which to keep our minds in top notch condition. Psychologist Dr Abby Marr talks us through some of the major benefits running can have on our mental wellbeing...

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Competition - Zoot Trainers Up For Grabs

Zoot Women's Tempo ShoeWe've teamed up with Zoot to give you the chance to win a either a pair of Zoot Banyan or Tempo trainers.

The Banyan was engineered to meet the demands of the athlete looking for the ultimate in comfort in a neutral training shoe, while the Women's Tempo Trainer is a stability running shoe with a low to the ground feel and smooth ride.

Enter the competition here

Poll - Running Legends In Blanket Finish

Mo FarahWith just a few days left to vote for your running hero in our poll, there is fierce competition.

Jane Tomlinson and Paula Radcliffe are neck and neck for first place, both with 15%, hot on their heels though is Mo Farah with 14.3%, and only slightly behind is Ron Hill with 13.6%.

Whoever it is that you look up to as a running legend, let us know over on our polls page!

Race Listing

April Race Listings PageLast weekend's race results are now available online at northernrunningguide.com.

Check out the results and upcoming events on our race listing page here.

Fans of trail running are spoiled for choice this weekend with the 17km Kentmere Trail Race, 17km Kentmere Trail Challenge and 10km Kentmere Trail Run in Cumbria on Saturday. Then on Sunday there's the Amberswood Trail 10K in Wigan. For something less strenuous there are several 5Ks taking place,
including the Middlesbrough 5K, Catforth Canter 5K and - just for the ladies - Normanby Hall Womens 5K.

Don't forget that you can also add your race's details to our event listings by signing up here, and good luck to everyone racing over the coming week!

New Issue - Summer Edition

Northern Running Guide Summer 2013 CoverThe 96-page summer issue of NORTHERN RUNNING GUIDE will be available later this week from all our usual outlets.

This issue features an exclusive interview with the man who founded the Spartan Races. Read a preview here

You can also expect a running route in Durham, summer race listing and and an in depth look at running in North Yorkshire and Humberside.

Keep an eye out for the new edition and let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter!

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