December 2013

News - Christmas Call For Salford Santas

Salford Santas At Start Line with Pudsey

Hundreds of running Santas are expected to embark on a fun run around MediaCityUK at Salford Quays on Sunday 8 December. Organised by Sports Tours International, the MediaCityUK Santa Run is seen as the ideal way to get into shape as the festive season approaches.

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News - Organisers Shake-Up Sunderland Running Festival

Runners under Waremouth BridgeEvent organisers DS Media & Events have announced a major shake-up to the programme for the 2014 Run Sunderland Festival on Sunday 4 May. The Marathon of the North will be suspended for a year due to extensive city centre development works while significant revisions to the half marathon route promise faster times for entrants.

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News - Thrilling Finish At Leeds Abbey Dash

Leeds Abbey DashMore than 9,500 runners successfully completed yesterday's Leeds Abbey Dash 10K in what turned out to be one of the most thrilling finishes the race has witnessed. North Yorks Moors' Matty Hynes edged out Josh Lilly and Callum Hawkins to secure top spot, with just two seconds separating the top three performers.

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Runtalk - Yummy Running

Jayne and BibiBibi and Jayne Rodgers are the mother and daughter duo behind the popular running blog, Veggie Runners. Here they tell us about running together, their favourite routes and events; as well as the role of food in their running lives...

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New Competition - All In ashmei

Ashmei JacketWe've teamed up with premium running brand ashmei to offer you the chance to win a fantastic prize package, to kit you out head to toe in cosy winter wear.

The package consists of: Mens 2 in 1 Shorts OR a Ladies Skort, a Mens Classic Jersey LS OR a Womens SS Merino + Carbon Jersey, Road Running Socks (pack of 3), a Merino Beanie, and a pair of Winter Running Gloves.

Find out more and enter the competition here

Poll - Running Apps, Your Views

Man adjusting his phone before a runThis month we want to find out whether you use an app when you run, or not?

So far, the most popular gadget to run with is a GPS timepiece, with 44.4% of the vote. Running with an app come in second with 39.7%, and the third most popular aide to running are good old stop-watches with 7.1%.

Let us know what you think over on our polls page!

Race Listing

Leeds MoRunnerLast weekend's race results are now available online at northernrunningguide.com.

The 28th Clowne Half Marathon takes place on Sunday and follows a hilly loop through surrounding rural areas. It passes Whaley, Elmton, Creswell and Whitwell with peaks at 3, 6, 9 and 12 miles. The event also includes a 3-mile fun run.

A less well-established event is the Leeds Mo Run 10K/5K, which will be held for the first time on Sunday in the scenic Roundhay Park. All participants must have a moustache (real or fake) as it is part of a series of MoRuns being held across the country for Movember.

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

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 - Autumn Edition

Northern Running Guide Autumn 2013 CoverThe new 96-page autumn issue of NORTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is now available from all our usual outlets.

This edition features a great insight into top food and running bloggers, Veggie Runners, intervals made easy and Apps to get you on the move.

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

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