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...
If you’ve pulled on a pair of Adidas UltraBoost running shoes in the past few years – and given how popular they are with runners there’s a decent chance you have – one question you may have asked yourself is: why bother with the laces? The snug fit of...
It’s easy to be fooled into thinking that a half marathon is half the challenge of a marathon. That line of thinking is a shortcut to a truly gruelling experience when you come to tackle the 21.1km race. The truth is that preparing properly for a half requires that...
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...
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...
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...
When looking to create a splash in the fitness tracker market, most companies tend to go the route of producing an entirely new wearable, but TomTom has instead opted to update its line-up of existing devices with a trio of new features – and these make the Spark,...
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...
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...
You know as well as we do that the hardest part of running doesn’t involve running at all. It’s the slow walk. The slow walk to your trainers. The moments leading up to your slow walk to your trainers, in fact. Yep, forget those first few strides, or...