26 September 2014

New Competition - AfterShokz Headphones Up For Grabs

Make sure you enter our brand new competition today! AfterShokz active lifestyle headphones are designed to allow runners to stay connected to mobile devices and listen to their favourite tunes without sacrificing situational awareness. NORTHERN RUNNING GUIDE has three pairs of AfterShokz Sport Headphones to give away.

To be in with a chance of winning, check out our competition here

News - Yorkshire Prepares For War Of Roses

Great Yorkshire

The Bupa Great Yorkshire Run will bring a festival of running to Sheffield city centre this Sunday with up to 6000 runners expected to take part. The event will also see the War of the Roses running battle commence, with Yorkshire and Lancashire going head-to-head in the bid to be the fastest over the 10k.

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News - Grand Return At Aintree

Grand Aintree

This weekend will see the return of the Grand 10K Run at Aintree (Liverpool) with organisers expecting more than 1000 runners to take part. Online entries close today (Friday 26 September) at 5.00pm but you can sign-up on the day. Registration priced at just £25 (or £23 for club runners).

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Runtalk - Eat Well Race Better

Granola barA race is often the end goal of months of training and lots of effort. Although being optimally fuelled and hydrated before training runs is important to get the most out of each session, it is essential to have a nutrition plan in place for the days leading up to the race and the race day morning itself. Let’s look at three nutritional reasons why races can go wrong even when your training has been going so well.

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Poll - Trail Running All Year Round?

Trail Running ManTrail Running is growing in popularity, and we want to know when you hit the trails - Are you an autumn ace or a summer swift? Or do you follow the breadcrumbs all year round?

So far 68% of you have said that you are year-round trail runners, 13% say they only head out on the pavements, and 6% prefer summer.

Our trail running poll ends on Tuesday so don't miss your chance to tell us when you prefer to take to the trails on our polls page

Race Listing

Run Preston

The inaugural Haltwhistle Half Marathon takes place in Northumberland on Sunday. The race follows the South Tyne Trail from Haltwhistle along an old railway line crossing the Lambley viaduct, before heading back downhill to the finish. Not a new race, but a new course will greet runners at the Run Preston 10K/5K, also on Sunday. Around 1500 runners are expected to take part in the event.

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 2014 CoverThe autumn issue of NORTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is available from all our usual outlets.

Pick up your copy to enjoy an interview with celebrity chef and marathon runner, Michel Roux Junior. We also take a look at the world of fancy dress running and get back to nature with a review of the book Wild Running. You can also expect all the favourites such as our Running Log and extensive Race Listing.

Keep an eye out for our autumn edition, and let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter!

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