December 2013

News - London Marathon Opening For parkrunners

parkrun Logoparkrunners across the UK have an extra incentive for participating or volunteering in November. Three coveted places at the Virgin London Marathon 2012 have been provided by adidas in a special competition restricted to parkrunners. With ballot entries all now taken, this is a rare opening for runners who wish to take part in the UK's biggest road race without taking one of the remaining charity places.

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News - Yared Makes History At Derwentwater

Yared HagosYared Hagos broke a long-standing record in the 52nd running of the Derwentwater 10 road race on Sunday, November 6. The Bradford Airedale AC runner, 30, slashed Kenny Stuart's 1986 record by 10 seconds, completing the scenic, 10 mile route in 49:05.

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Runtalk - Jim Fixed It

Jimmy SavilleThe recent death of former Radio 1 DJ and Top of the Pops host Jimmy Saville was greeted in a strange way in the media. Newspapers, broadcasters and on-line media - much like the public - find it much easier to simply pigeon-hole someone's personality. But for an eccentric like Sir Jimmy, it was nigh on impossible to summarise him...

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Competition - Brighten Your Run With Brooks

Brooks Comp ImageLooking 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 before, Sunday, November 13, to find out what's on offer and to enter!

Poll - What is your most essential running gadget?

Poll ImageThis month, we're looking to find out what gadget you simply can't be without when you go running!

Watches lead in first place this month, with 31.6% followed by GPS systems (26.3%) and then iPods/mp3 players with 23.7%.

Let us know what you think on our polls page, or over on our facebook page.

Race Listing

April Race Listings PageThis weekend's race results 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!

Current Issue - Autumn Edition

NRG Autumn 2011 CoverThe 96-page autumn edition of NORTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is still 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.

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!

Find out where to get your free copy now!

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