The biggest mistake many people make with running is to view it as a torturous activity only to be undertaken with the aim of getting fitter. The truth is that while running is not a panacea for all of life’s ills, it should be an enjoyable pastime that...
The start line of any major running event is a great place to scout out your next pair of running shoes since, in theory, those around you will be runners of a similar ability wearing their race-day favourites. However, over the next 12 months this start-line scouting might...
Photograph: bazzadarambler via Flickr (Creative Commons 2.0) There are many great places to run – mountains, valleys, along winding city streets. In fact, it’s much quicker to list places where it isn’t good to run – by the side of swimming pools, anywhere with scissors, from a bear (keep eye...
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...
For Charlie Lewis, running is about far more than keeping fit or clearing his head. It’s about the freedom to explore the world around him and challenging his body to achieve ever greater feats. Lewis knows better than most the benefits of running; he had to endure ten...
If you’re a regular runner looking to improve your speed and endurance you’ll know that it’s essential to mix up your training sessions. Sometimes that means short sprint sessions. Sometimes it means getting miles in your legs with a long, easy run. And sometimes, it means hill training. Few...
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...

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...
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...
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...