• How to guides
    Getting Started with Track Running
    19 Aug 2021 / Gabriella Burden
    If you're not including track sessions into your training plan, it's safe to say you are missing out. The running track is the best place to work on speed and consistent pace whether you are a 5k runner, a marathon runner and everything in between. Benefits of track running The track is a controlled environment, it's flat with no...
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    How to find the perfect running jacket
    30 Apr 2021 / Nassrin Chamanian
    A quality run jacket makes running in cold weather easy and, dare we say, even enjoyable. But there is a lot to choose from, with waterproof running jackets, lightweight running jackets, and windproof running rain jackets all vying for your attention. And if, like many runners, you warm up quickly, it’s possible that you’ve been put off running jackets in the past, having had the unpleasant ‘boil-in-the-bag' experience.
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    How to find the best trail running shoes for any terrain
    28 Apr 2021
    Finding the best trail running shoes for the terrain and distance you'll be running will help you to run faster and with more confidence. Our comprehensive guide covers what to look for in a trail running shoe and how to find the right ones for your off-road running. Why do you need trail running shoes? Trail running shoes are designed to give...
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    Running watch buying guide
    29 Oct 2020
    Running watches have become sophisticated training aids and a vital part of any ambitious fitness regime. Which one is right for you?
  • How to guides
    How to get started in trail running
    07 Oct 2020
    Trail running has something for everybody, whether you like to run short or long distances, stay on the flat or head up hills. We've teamed up with the pros at GORE® Wear to offer some tips on how to get started.
  • How to guides
    How to spot when you need new running shoes
    09 Jul 2020
    Knowing how to tell when your running shoes are worn out and need to be replaced is vital to prevent injury and get the most out of your training. But as each runner has their own wear pattern, runs on different surfaces at different speeds and at different weights, there’s no easy answer for exactly when it’s time to make the change...
  • Buying guides
    Fastpack image
    30 Jun 2020 / Damien Whinnery
    Fastpacking, sometimes called fast-hiking, combines long-distance trail running and traditional hiking into an exciting hybrid that embraces performance, fitness, and speed.
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    How to find the perfect running tights or trousers
    07 Jun 2020
    Do you need tights, trousers, shorts, compression, ¾ length? The amount of choice can be daunting, while getting it right is vital for both your performance and your confidence. This guide should answer all your questions and help you make an informed decision so you hit the road or trail no matter what the conditions.
  • Buying guides
    How to carry on running through to autumn and winter
    01 Jun 2020
    As we slip into that 'transition' between summer and autumn, getting your running kit right can become a little…challenging. If you run in the morning, there's a real nip in the air but it can quickly warm up. Sunshine can rapidly turn to cloud and then rain. Thankfully, modern fabric technologies and clever design mean that you...
  • Training guides
    Stretch it out with the Soul Sisters
    01 Apr 2020
    If you've been shopping for cycling shorts or tights you'll probably be familiar with the name Elastic Interface. You might have seen their logo on the label, but what exactly do they do? Elastic Interface specialises in the 'chamois' pad that goes into cycling shorts and tights. It's a vital component in ensuring that you'...

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