December 2013

News - Hagos Half Marathon Hero

Yared HagosWallsend Harriers' Yared Hagos gave an outstanding performance in Sunday's (February 26) Lifestyle Renault Tunbridge Wells half marathon. The Ethiopian athlete, who is also a listed runner for Bradford Airedale, surpassed the long-standing course record as he finished the race in 64:15.

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News - News At Nottingham Not So Merry

RhoodmaraOrganisers of the Robin Hood Marathon in Nottingham have announced the event will not go ahead this year for the first time in its 32 year history. The race, scheduled to take place in September, has been postponed due to an increase of traffic around the route.

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News - Wythenshawe Park Invites Beginners

parkrun wythenshaweWythenshawe parkrun have organised a special first timers event to encourage runners of all abilities to take part in future 5k races. Due to take place on Saturday, March 3, the event will provide a host of volunteers to take first timers around the two-lap course at different speeds.

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Runtalk - The Mature Runner - Part 1

Alastair RunningAlistair Davy is a Geordie exiled in West Yorkshire. In his late 30s he took up running and in this first instalment in a series of three articles he describes the ups and downs of the life of a mature runner...

"OK, I am not going to start waxing lyrical about what it has given me. Rather I want to share with you the 'then' and 'now' running of a fairly ordinary bloke. I didn't run at school except when I was made to as a punishment, or cross country in double games lessons in winter as a precursor to playing football."

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Competition - Step Into the Light with Silva

Silva HeadlampWe've are giving away a fantastic Silva Trail Runner Headlamp - ideal for early morning or night time training...

Designed specifically for runners the Silva Trail Runner headlamp combines cutting-edge technology with hardworking and stylish design. With only 135g of headweight, the featherlight Trail Runner features an ultra-comfortable oversized rubberized anti-slip headband for maximum stability - even on rocky terrain

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New Poll - Solo Or Pack?

Poll ImageRunners are individuals and they have their own ways of enjoying their favourite sport. We want to know do you prefer to run solo or with company?

Do other people slow you down or mess up your pacing? Are you a lone runner? Or do you never leave the house for a jog without a fellow runner?

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 - Winter Edition

NRG Winter 2011 CoverThe 96-page winter edition of NORTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is now available!

This issue is packed with news, advice on rediscovering your running mojo, warming winter soup recipes as well as our usual race listing and three month log-book.

It also features a brilliant running route, covering the course of West Yorkshire's Guiseley Gallop, as well as our regular race profile - this time we look at the Active Lincoln 10k road race.

Find out where to get your free copy now!


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