When embarking on a running kick, the one piece of kit it’s really worth putting some time into selecting is a top-notch pair of running shoes. You can of course run in any old shoes, but that could well put you on the fast track to injuries, sluggish times...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 Hoka One One Clifton line of low-offset running shoes has attracted a dedicated fanbase on the basis of offering maximum cushioning without adding too much weight. Starry-eyed advocates of the Clifton describe its ride as “pillowy soft” or “like running on clouds”. This is a shoe that...