December 2013

Barefoot In The Park?

Barefoot runnerBarefoot or minimalist running is the subject of lots of discussion at the present time. Westerners have always eyed fleet-footed Kenyans and Ethiopians and wondered how do they do that? And the publication of Christopher McDougall's colourful book 'Born To Run' has added to the speculation that the modern day running shoe may not be the optimal product.

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Learn To Love It

Alistair BrownleeIn my job as a sports journalist (writes Chris Broadbent), one of the great privileges is actually meeting some of the UK's and indeed, the world's greatest sportsmen and sportswomen.
As well as writing for Northern Running Guide and reporting on the regional running scene, my role has taken me to Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and multiple European and World Championships.

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Poll - How Do You Keep Running/Exercising In Icy Conditions

PollsThe current poll on northernrunningguide.com asks you what is your best method of keeping active during icy conditions!

Both treadmills and using spikes or cleats and continuing on your normal route are the two most popular responses. However, the mysterious, "Other" remains third most popular, with other exercise closely behind!

Why don't you let us know what you think on our polls page?


X-Talon ShoeOur winter edition competition is still open, offering you a chance to win some fantastic prizes!

We have teamed up with inov-8™ to offer 4 lucky readers the chance to win a fantastic package consisting of a pair of x-talon™ 190 shoes and a mistlite™ 210 shell. All you need to do is answer a simple question to be in with a chance of winning! Good luck!

Up And Coming Races

Race Listings PageThis weekend the Meltham 10K and Ferriby 10 take place on Sunday January 30. The Meltham 10K starts at 9.30 from Meltham Com. Sports Centre, Huddersfield while the Ferriby 10 starts at 11:00 from Skidby Windmill, Skidby.

Next weekend heralds the start of February, and sees The Southport MAD DOG Seaside 10K Run, the Blackburn Winter Warmer 10K and the Alexandra Park 5K February Race, along with plenty of others which you can view on our race listings page.

So, if you're in the area, make sure to go along and cheer for the runners! As always, good luck to everyone taking part in races over the next two weeks and remember, if you are organising a race, you can sign up as a race organiser.

Current Issue

NRG Winter 2011 CoverThe winter edition of NORTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is available now, with Great Winter Recipes, Tips for Safe Winter Running and a brilliant competition. This edition also comes with a winter race listing, running log and equipment supplement.

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