December 2013

News - Your Chance To Join King Of The Fells

King of the Fells

77-year-old Joss Naylor, known as the King of the Fells amongst the running fraternity, is taking to the peaks of Cumbria again this summer in an attempt to complete a full series of runs in the Lake District Mountain Trial. As it stands, Joss has completed 51 of the 52 trials staged since 1960, and is hoping to tackle the route he should have embarked on in 1964.

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News - A Star Is Bourne

Bouremouth Festival ImageOrganisers of Bournemouth Marathon Festival are delighted by the response the new event has received with thousands of runners already signed up for the various races on Saturday 5 October and Sunday 6 October. The festival gives runners the option of two junior races, a 5K, a 10K, a half marathon and a full marathon - all overlooking Bournemouth's seven-mile-long golden sand beach.

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Runtalk - The Beat

Woman running with earphonesIt's been over 10 years now since the iPod was first launched. The MP3 device and associated technologies have revolutionised the music industry. Although the impact on the exercise and fitness industry has not quite been as revolutionary, it has certainly been evolutionary.

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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

New Poll - What Is Your Crucial Piece Of Summer Running Kit

MK Wet RunnerSummer is well and truly here - no matter how short lived it may be! We'd like to find out what your essential piece of running kit is for the summer months?

Do you refuse to go out without any suncream? Do you always take your cap for shade? Or do you prepare for the Great British Summer runs with your waterproofs?

Whatever it is that you can't run without during the summer 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.

Part of the rebranded Born To Run Liverpool events, the Mersey Tunnel 10K will be held for the eighth year on Sunday. The original event disappeared from the running calendar in 2002 when less than 700 people took part, but around 3,500 are expected to participate this weekend. Further east, runners can take in some North Sea air as they enjoy the scenic route on offer at the inaugural Durham Coastal Half marathon.

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!

Current 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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