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Spine Race Part 7: Yearning for Yetholm

This post is part of a series reliving the highs and lows of Rob Brooks’ epic adventure on the 2022 Winter Spine Race. Bellingham to Kirk Yetholm, 26 miles (arrive 7:30pm, depart 3:30am) I slept terribly in Bellingham, the facilities consisted of a large hall with lots of people sleeping on the floor making various […]

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Spine Race Part 4: Great Shunner Fell and beyond

This post is part of a series reliving the highs and lows of Rob Brooks’ epic adventure on the 2022 Winter Spine Race. Hawes to Middleton, 34 miles (arrival 2am, departure 9:30am) It was daylight when I awoke and I was conscious about getting moving as quickly as possible but also conscious that my cough […]

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Spine Race Part 3: Truly Haweful

This post is part of a series reliving the highs and lows of Rob Brooks’ epic adventure on the 2022 Winter Spine Race. Hebden Bridge to Hawes, 65 miles (arrive 10pm, depart 2:30am) As I was heading up the road out of the checkpoint I passed Silvia (Delgado Ortiz). I’d met Silvia at the Dragons […]

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2022 Fell Series fixtures announced

The Saltwell Harriers committee have recently announced the fixtures for our 2022 Club Fell Race Series. As a club with a proud fell running heritage we’re keen for everyone — those with lots of experience and those newer to the hills — to give this cracking competition a go. The criteria for completing the series […]

Winter Running

Top tips for staying fit this winter

Winter can be a real challenge to some runners. Fewer daylight hours means more running in the dark for many, which can sap motivation and be particularly difficult for female runners running alone. Icy roads and snow can pose a safety risk too, especially if you are wearing incorrect footwear for the conditions. The treadmill is an option if you happen to be a member of a local gym, but it can be monotonous, especially when you find you are doing your regular weekly sessions on the mill. And let’s face it some runners actually dislike running in winter.