19 February 2014

News - Return For Great Club Challenge

Brat 1The Great Run Club Challenge has returned for a second year to offer English athletes the chance to win prizes such as a trip to Ethiopia. Organised in partnership with England Athletics, the initiative takes place over six events.

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News - North East Welcomes Gibside parkrun

Gibside ParkrunThe north east will welcome its 16th parkrun event this Saturday with the launch of the Gibside run. Starting on the beautiful Gibside Estate on the Gateshead and County Durham border, the course is said to be fairly challenging with several climbs over the 5k.

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Runtalk - Cross Over Olympic Exclusion

Mo FarahRegular correspondent Chris Broadbent has a radical idea to 'sex' up the Winter Olympics.  Chris reckons that cross-country would be a major addiion to the programme and explains his reasoning ...

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Runtalk - California Dreamin’ And Runnin’

Big Sur Action We sent our UK-based North American contributor Christine Appel back across the ‘Pond’ to check out the events in California, the Golden State. California, more than just the land of beaches and palm trees we dream of when it’s tipping it down here.

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Competition - Spring Giveaway With CEP

CEP ClothingWe've teamed up with CEP to offer you the chance to win a terrific prize package that includes Ultralight Long Sleeve Shirt, 3/4 Run Tights, Run Socks 2.0 and Recovery Socks.

To see what's on offer, and to enter, check out our competition page here!

Poll - What Distance Was Your First Race?

Downhill RacersIn this month's poll we want to know what your first race distance was. Did you train hard and start with a half marathon, or did you decide to see how you fared against others in a 5k first?

So far 10k is the most chosen distance with 50% of the vote. In second place is 5k with 31%, and half marathons sit at 12%.

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Race Listing

Huddersfield 10k StartLast weekend's race results are now available online at northernrunningguide.com.

The inaugural ASICS Oulton Park Half Marathon and 10K will be held on Sunday at the famous Oulton park Motor Racing Circuit in Cheshire. The half marathon consists of six laps of the circuit, whilst the 10k covers three laps. A more established event is the Huddersfield 10K which celebrates its 25th anniversary on Sunday. The Yorkshire race has an undulating course with a fast finish.

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 96-page winter issue of NORTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is 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 spring edition which will be with you later this month, and let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter!

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