December 2013

News - Oz Challenge Stepping Up

Mark AllisonWith his outback quest commencing in October of next year, Mark Allison's preparations for his run across Australia are already gathering pace. Mark, whose Run Geordie Run challenge gained widespread publicity and raised over £100,000 for charity, has finalised the finer details of his journey across the outback, and says this will 'easily be the toughest challenge to date.'

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News - Adventure Racing Takes Centre Stage

The Major SeriesAdventure running took centre stage last Saturday (March 3) in the north of England with the first of this year's Major Series at Bramham Park near Leeds and Rat Race's The Legends of Sherwood in Nottinghamshire.

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Runtalk - Eye Of The Tiger

Rocky in marketI would guess that most men in their thirties or forties have a fond recollection of the Rocky movies. I am no different, writes regular contributer Chris Broadbent.

The washed-up Italian-American heavyweight boxer expertly played by Sylvester Stallone, somehow always wins through, despite being in apparently impossible situations against seemingly superior opponents.

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Runtalk - The Mature Runner - Part 2

AlistairIn the second of a series of three articles the Mature Runner Alistair Davy tells of his comeback after injury and how a less intense training regime helped extend his running 'career'...

"The road back was slow and painful but 7 months after my first jog I stood on the start line of a West Yorkshire Cross Country League race feeling very nervous. I ran strongly to comfortably beat many people who I had never beaten before. Standing on that start line in my club vest and with all of my fellow competitors on a cool but sunny autumn day made me realise why I actually ran. Put simply, I loved it."

Read Alistair's full story here


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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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?

An interesting result has arisen this week: Most people prefer to run completely alone, with 50% of the vote. Following with 21% is a mixed schedule of running, and in third place with 9.5% is running with my mp3 player.

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!

New Issue - Spring Edition

NRG Spring 2012 CoverThe 96-page spring edition of NORTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is now available!

This edition is packed with news, advice on rethinking your breathing technique, ways to keep your larder stocked with healthy food as well as our regular race listing and three month log-book.

We also take a look at the running scene in Greater Manchester and Adventure Running, with the Hamsterley Forest 10K featuring as our race profile.

Find out where to get your free copy now!


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