December 2013

News - Olympic Stars Set For Gateshead

Gateshead runnersA host of Olympic stars, including gold medallists Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford, will compete in this weekend's European Athletics Team Championships in Gateshead. The event will mark an eventful day for athletics in the north east, with the Great North 10K taking place on Sunday morning.

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News - Redcar At 360 Degrees

Redcar 2013Both spectators and runners will be given a fresh perspective on this year's Redcar Half Marathon with the seafront revamped in a £75m project. The event, scheduled for 29 September, is expected to attract up to 2,000 runners.

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News - Still Time For Trans Pennine Challenge

TransPennine Challenge LogoUp to 150 places for the first ever Trans Pennine Challenge, which involves either a 50k or 100k run against the backdrop of the Peak District, are still available. With the deadline passed for charity registrations, the entries are for 'self-fund' places, meaning prospective competitors would be required to cover the registration fee.

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Runtalk - Feet First

Brooks FeetWear the correct footwear and you'll avoid many injury problems, however some of us just have difficult feet that need lots of attention. We asked podiatrist Emma Lincoln to look at the most common foot complaints...

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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 - 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?

Water bottles are coming out on top as the most essential, with 23.1% of the vote. In second place are caps or visors with 19.2%, and in third place is sunglasses, with 13.5% of the vote.

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.

Following Hadrian's Wall half marathon last Sunday, the UNESCO World Heritage site is again featured in a race this weekend. The Wall Ultra Run begins at Carlisle Castle on Saturday and finishes at Gateshead Millennium Bridge, featuring sections of the Roman fortification in a mixed-terrain route.

Also finishing in Gateshead, the Bupa Great North 10K returns to the northeast on Sunday. The biggest 10k in the region will see 5000 participants take in the iconic Newcastle Gateshead Quayside before finishing at Gateshead International Stadium.

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 is now available 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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