December 2013

News - Gebrselassie To Compete In Manchester

Haile in BirminghamEven though he won't be representing Ethiopia in this summer's Olympics, Haile Gebrselassie has confirmed he will be competing in the Bupa Great Manchester Run on May 20. Gebrselassie, who comes to the race after defeating Paula Radcliffe in the Champions Race at the Vienna Half Marathon, will be looking for a fifth win at the Manchester event.

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News - Fauja Career Continues

Fauja ParkrunAfter successfully completing the Virgin London Marathon in a record time, you would be forgiven for thinking Fauja Singh could sign out on a resounding high-note. Yet, even though the 101-year-old has announced the London event will be his last marathon, he has no intention of giving up his 'only passion'.

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Runtalk - Hoka Grows On You

Hoka BondiThe first time I headed out in Hoka One One's Bondi B model on an evening when I was feeling quite drained from a hard day at the office, I struggled. I'm a mid-weight runner, neutral, someone who likes a bit of cushioning to protect hips and knees, but on looking at the Hoka - 'I thought s'truth mate, these babies are a bit on the bulky side'. My colleague said they looked like snow boots. Anyway I had a sluggish run and decided to put it down to the shoe.

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Competition - Springtime Style with Brooks

Men's LSD Lite JacketWe are giving away a fantastic Brooks apparel package for men and women - the perfect way to spring into your training this season...

Brooks running apparel always looks the part with its colourful detailing and clever styling. The bonus is that it not only looks good, it works well too - meaning that you can concentrate on making the most of your training session.


To see the prizes on offer visit our competitions page where you can also enter!

Poll - The Barefoot Question

Poll ImageThe recent debate about "Barefoot Running" is a controversial one, with some runners now deeply committed to their minimalist shoes, others still prefer shoes that offer support and cushioning.

The majority of voters continue to say that they prefer to run with as much cushioning as possible, followed by the people who would like to try out minamalist running shoes, with those who already sometimes use minamalist shoes in third place.

Let us know your thoughts 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 - Spring Edition

NRG Spring 2012 CoverThe 96-page spring edition of NORTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is currently 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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