Every athlete, from Olympic-level elites to weekend warriors, has a couple of aims in common: to perform to the best of their ability and avoid injury. So when a product comes along claiming to help with both, there are a couple of reasonable responses. “Where do I sign...
Running shoes can come a cropper when they try to appeal to too many different people. Different runners want different things, whether that’s the amount of cushioning a shoe has, or its overall weight, or its offset – the difference in height between the heel and forefoot. A...
If a tree falls in the woods does it make a sound? If you go for a run without tracking it and posting it online, did it ever really happen? Avoid that philosophical dilemma by downloading one of these essential apps for runners. RECOMMENDED: The Best Health And Fitness...
Smartwatches have struggled to find a niche over the past couple of years, but it seems that manufacturers have now firmly settled on fitness as the best focus for their fancy wearables, with the launch of several new sports-focused smartwatches. The Fitbit Ionic, Samsung Gear Sport and Garmin Vivoactive...
A pair of headphones can make or break a run. If they’re fiddly, uncomfortable, don’t fit or run out of juice before you’ve broken sweat, they can send your stress hormones skyrocketing and bring your outing to an abrupt, angry halt. But get them right, equipped to provide...
Committing to training for a marathon can result in a slew of changes to your lifestyle, the most notable of which being that you’re going to start running a whole lot more (if that comes as a surprise, maybe this whole marathon thing is a bad idea). Your diet...
The Short Version Polar’s update of the popular M400 tracker is an excellent mid-range GPS running watch with intelligent coaching features that make it perfect for beginner and intermediate runners. The waterproof tracker also does a good job of logging other sports, although its chunky frame make it less useful...
Some people love treadmills and spend most of their gym time on them. Some people loathe the most torturous of cardio machines and swerve them every time. For the lovers, we’ve got six new ways to spend time with your favourite bit of kit and four workouts for...
When complaining about how tough running is – and even the cheeriest runner has plenty of gripes – it’s easy to take for granted how much is dependent on having good eyesight. That’s not just the obvious, like enjoying the view and staying on the right track, but...
Whether it’s a local 5K or a major half marathon like the Great North Run, having a fixed event on the calendar is a great way to motivate yourself to be more active. That holds true for rank amateurs and former Olympians alike. Katharine Merry, who won bronze in...