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Digital Subscriptions > Women’s Running > December 2018 > PRODUCT AWARDS 2018



After a month of rigorous testing, the results are in! Read on to discover which products came out on top, with our comprehensive rundown of the best running gear of the year

While we all love getting our hands on shiny new kit, here at Women’s Running we realise picking the right gear is often far from simple. With so many products and brands on offer, the choice can seem endless – and it can become a tad overwhelming.

Which is why we’re here to help! Each summer, we put a huge array of running-related products through their paces, giving you our honest and unbiased verdict, so you can make an informed decision before parting with your cash.

This year, our awards have been our biggest yet. Our team of 50-strong testers, based in London and Warrington, have trialled over 800 products, in 28 different categories – the largest range ever tested in the history of the WR awards.


Each of the products had multiple testers, and each runner had a month to put their products through their paces. Testers rated their products out of 10, based on practicality, value for money, quality and ease of use/fit for purpose (nutrition products were also rated on taste). Winners were then decided, based on which got the highest average scores in each category.


Our testing panel includes runners of all ages, ability and experience. While we don’t have room to profile all 50, here are six for you to say hello to…


“I hated sports at school but I found a passion for long distance running after university. I joined a gym to lose weight and did a couple of Race For Life 5K runs. I entered a local 10K in 2013 and haven’t looked back. I joined St Helens Striders running club in 2014. My greatest achievement was completing the London Marathon in 2016, but my favourite distance by far is 10K and I also love cross-country in the winter! I have completed over 100 parkruns and absolutely love the community spirit of these events.”


“I started running in 2013 to help to lose weight. Being a single working mum of two children, running seemed like something I could easily fit into my schedule. Since then I have lost five stone in weight and have raised a lot of money for charity. Some of my highlights include holding two world records and winning first lady in the Ultra Great Britain 200-mile race in 2016.”


“I’ve been running for about three years. It started out as a way to keep fit and keep my weight down (I like to eat). I then signed up for Chester Half and have since done several 10Ks and half marathons, including the Disney Princess Half in Florida. I recently completed Manchester Marathon and am currently training for my first ultra, The Pennine Barrier. I’m discovering I prefer trail running over road running as I find it more exciting and love the scenery.”


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