December 2013

News - Sheffield Set To Smash Records

Sheffield HalfWith a change in route allowing for an increase in numbers, Sunday's Sheffield half marathon looks set to be the biggest yet with an estimated 7,300 runners taking to the city's streets. This figure represents a massive upturn in the 2011 event, in which 4,500 runners completed the race. After selling the initial entry quota of 5,500 three months before this year's race, organisers decided to lift the entry limit by making slight alterations to the course.

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News - Following In The Footsteps

We Love Manchester Run ImageAfter the spectacle of an almost age-defying performance by Haile Gebrsellassie on Sunday and the climactic end to the English Premier League, Manchester is preparing to host a third major sporting event with the We Love Manchester 10k Run on June 24. Organised in association with K-Swiss, the race is seen as the ideal occasion to set a PB...

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Runtalk - Miles Better

Coe Ovett MoscowEnormous attention will focus on Usain Bolt at this summer's Olympic Games. The world's fastest man is the standard bearer for the sport and millions will watch the men's 100m final looking for a gold medal-winning performance, a world record and some world-class showboating too.

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Poll - Where Do You Run

Poll ImageThe question of 'Where to run?' is an interesting one. Some people love to do their training in a dry indoor setting, while others long for the days of cooling rain to pound the pavements or hit the trails.

The leading choice this week is to run on the streets, with 48.6% of the vote. The next most popular choice is to run in the countryside, with 22% of the vote, and urban trails come in third this week with 18.3%.

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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