News - Berlin Sees New World Record Again
Berlin confirmed its status as the race of world marathon records when Patrick Makau of Kenya broke the tape on 2:03:38 to set the seventh world best time in the last 13 years. Makau so dominated the race that it was pacemaker Stephen Chemlani who hung in and finished second, in 2:07:55, with Edwin Kimaiyo third in 2:09:50. All three podium places went to Kenyans.
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News - Paula Loses Iconic Record
A row is brewing among the world's senior road running bodies. It centres around the demotion of Paula Radcliffe's iconic marathon run of 2:15:25 at the 2003 London Marathon...
Runtalk - Retail Therapy
Regular contributer Chris Broadbent on the guilty pleasure of buying brand new running shoes...
On his 2006 hit 'New Shoes' Paolo Nutini crooned about the simple joy of pristine footwear, writes Chris Broadbent. "I put some new shoes on and suddenly everything is right. I said, hey, I put some new shoes on and everybody's smiling, it's so inviting." He merrily sang.
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Competition - Brighten Your Run With Brooks
Looking after number one when you are out on the road is a top priority and making sure you can be seen by other road users is essential.
Brooks' Nightlife collection offers something for all runners looking for high-contrast colour and retroreflectivity in their running apparel.
northernrunningguide.com has teamed up with Brooks Running to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a deluxe Nightlife colourway package!
Check out our competitions page to find out what's on offer and to enter!
Poll - Running To Music, Your Thoughts?
Our poll over at northernrunningguide.com asks if music helps runners perform better, or is a dangerous distraction.
Again, most people say that they prefer to run with music, while others use it occasionally. There has however been an increase in the number of people who feel that music is dangerous and should be baned.
This weekend's race results, including the Run Preston 10K/5K and the Macclesfield Half Marathon, are now available online at northernrunningguide.com, check out the results and up and coming 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!
New Issue - Autumn Edition
The 96-page autumn edition of NORTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is available!
This edition is packed full of running news, advice on how to be a lighter runner, race listing, and our three month log-book. We've also got a fantastic new running route in Sheffield, as well as our regular race profile.
This quarter, we've teamed up with Brooks to bring you our brilliant autumn competition and there's also a brand new equipment supplement along with a fantastic yoga for runners guide!