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Men’s Running
Motivational mantras, preferably overlaid onto a picture
He might have pulled a 1,400kg Mini Countryman the
MEN’S RUNNING MAGAZINE
NEWS AND REVIEWS
As the line between smartwatch and wearable blurs Garmin
PACE
When guitar legend Johnny Marr eschewed the trappings of rock‘n’roll he discovered a new passion that has become central to his lifestyle
The wrong pair of socks can leave you at risk of, at best, discomfort and, at worse, blisters and chafing. The following ensure cushioning, breathability and wicking so your run down feet get the treatment they deserve
Putting tube-dwellers to shame, it’s the public-transport-defying run-commuter
If your running is in a rut adding elements of chance can turn training runs into challenges that are not only effective but fun too
Behind every great trail run is a well-stocked rucksack. Of course, comfort and capacity need to be considered, but just as key is what you put it in it. Don’t worry though; Matt Maynard’s got your back
Even the most rudimentary first aid skills can make a massive difference in an emergency – whether it’s yours or somebody else’s
International ultrarunner Robbie Britton has some lessons from the frontline
IT’S BILLED AS THE TOUGHEST RACE ON EARTH, YET FOR MANY RUNNERS THE MARATHON DES SABLES IS THE VERY FIRST MULTI-STAGE EVENT THEY ATTEMPT. SO HOW HARD IS IT REALLY? DAMIAN HALL BRAVES BLISTERS, HEAT STROKE AND CAMEL SPIDERS TO FIND OUT
Ask 100 runners how to run the perfect race and you’ll get 100 different opinions. Analyse the race stats from hundreds of thousands of runners, though, and you’ll start to get answers. That’s the promise of big data
FUSING WORLD-CLASS ULTRAMARATHON RESULTS WITH DARING TRAIL-RUNNING ADVENTURES, BRITISH RUNNER AND UTMB WINNER JEZ BRAGG’S INTREPID PHILOSOPHY IS GUARANTEED TO INSPIRE ANY RUNNER TO HIT THE TRAILS THIS SUMMER
Racing ahead With the Big Marathon Challenge at an end, the team reflect on an incredible journey – and look ahead to the next test
JULY TO DECEMBER 2017
RACE
The Virgin Money London Marathon is an institution that raises millions for charity. But is it a good running experience?
This year Vienna topped the Mercer Quality of Life Survey for the eighth consecutive year and the city’s premium nature was present and correct in the delivery of its annual marathon
Pictures from the pain cave: a gallery of your grizzliest mid-race gurns. Send in your snaps!
Sometimes – just sometimes – running needs to take a backseat, as Jim Old finds out