There are lots of races to choose from on New Year’s Day – start off 2014 as you mean to go on!
Resolution Run on Newcastle Town Moor. Free entry, but with donations to WaterAid and St Oswalds Hospice.
11k Morpeth Morpeth New years Day Road Race – rural roads around Morpeth, finishing in Carlisle Park (not in Carlisle!).
And for the off-road option, there’s the aptly named Hillforts and Headaches. A three mile uphill only fell race from Rothbury to Beacon Hill, catch your breath, then jog back. Jolly atmosphere in Newcastle Arms afterwards.