December 2013

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

News - Run Geordie Run Battles On

Run Geordie Run in front of sunsetMark Allison, aka Run Georgie Run, has less than 700 miles and just over two weeks left of his 2,600-mile Benfield Australia Run from Perth to Sydney. Plagued by injury throughout the challenge, Mark has also recently been battling with the Australian weather and insatiable mosquitoes.

Read full story here

News - parkrun Across The Globe

Camp Bastion parkrunOne of the fascinating features of parkrun's success - revolution might, perhaps, be a better term - is how one local event, at Bushy Park, has developed into a grand-scale, transcontinental phenomena. Here, we take a look at a few events that take place in the farthest reaches of the globe.

Read full story here


Runtalk - Great Short Film

Runners Film title cardThe Runners is an exquisitely made short film. It's a meditation on the human condition exploring issues such as ageing, childlessness, marriage, mental health problems and sex. The filmmakers seek the views of a cross-section of runners as they pound the tarmac in London's parks.

Read full story here

Poll - Festive Running Your Approach

Snow RunThis month we want to know what your running schedule over the festive period looks like.

69% of people say that they keep ther schedule unchanged over the festive period, while 20.7% cut down to a skeleton programme, and 5.2% rest up till the new year.

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

Race Listing

Reindeer RunnerLast weekend's race results are now available online at northernrunningguide.com.

Festive theme events dominate this weekend with Langdale hosting a double header Christmas Pudding 10K one on Saturday, the other on Sunday (14/15 December). Runners in Lancashire get their chance for Christmas cheers at Whitworth and Hurst Green (nr Clitheroe) and in Yorkshire at Huddersfield and Rotherham.

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 - Winter Edition

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

Highlights are the Edinburgh Marathon Festival preview, My Running Life with dragon slayer Donna Kerr-Foley, and a report on running in Vietnam...

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

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