Royal Parks Foundation Half Date for the diary: 8th October 2017 What is it? One to make you feel proud to be a Londoner. A 13.1-miler (21.1km) that raises vital funds for the Royal Parks and all the sport, education, art, wildlife and more that they look after. That oughta make...
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...

The Best Running Backpacks

There are two main types of runner that require a backpack: the commuter and the long-distance runner. The first needs a pack that holds all the gear they require for a day at the office while still being comfortable enough to wear while running. The second needs a...
Start refreshing your inbox and hovering by your letterbox, the London Marathon 2018 ballot results will be announced this week. Some runners will already have learned their fate, and everyone who entered the ballot will receive their results before Monday 9th October. If you don’t get anything by...
The Royal Parks Half Marathon is only a month away, with thousands of runners set to pound through 21.1km on closed roads in central London on 8th October. To celebrate the event, Fitbit is offering fabulous prizes to anyone who increases their activity in the weeks leading up...
Wet Sand Running Why “Running on compacted wet sand allows you to run fast and hard without the same jarring impact on your joints you get from concrete,” says elite runner and coach Shaun Dixon (letsgetrunning.com). How Unless you’re on a huge stretch of coastline you’re not going to be chalking...
The Oxford Street-Regent Street axis of athletic apparel welcomed a new flagship store this week, with Asics throwing open the doors to its new shop on 1st August. Coach went along to the launch night to scout out the best gear available in case you don’t live in...
Completing a marathon is a wonderful achievement, and one that is generally the culmination of many months of training and planning. A marathon is also just about as physically demanding and painful a feat as many people will attempt in their lifetime (mothers excluded), so it is worth...
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...
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...