The site is organised into the homepage plus five main sections which you can see as the main tabs on the navigation bar at the top of the page. Clicking on any of these tabs (eg Training) will take you to that section. The dark-blue strip below the main tabs will show you all the parts of that particular section (eg Beginners | Racing | General).
Don't forget the 'search' function, too, which can hunt for articles by section or across the whole site.
The homepage displays some highlights from the rest of the site, and, usually, a welcome message or some news. Here the sub-menu (in the dark-blue bar) includes links to the most frequently used parts of the site (these also appear in other sections).
Here's where you can search for UK races in the UK's best race diary, and find articles such as Top 10 French Races, and The World's Best Marathons. You can chat about races, rate races and even enter them by credit card on our secure system from this page.
Here's where we keep beginner-friendly training information, plus schedules, and dozens of other training articles, including 'how-to' guides to heart-rate monitoring, speedwork, long runs and more.
The first Training page previews the latest articles in our three main training sections: Beginners, Racing and General. It also shows permanent links to some of the most popular articles in those sections. You can see all of the articles in these training sections by clicking on the section names in the dark-blue strip at the top of the page, or on the 'All articles' links.
Here's where we keep injury-related articles (including stretching); nutrition advice (including sports drinks and eating on the run); and articles about staying healthy as a runner, both physically and mentally.
As in the Training section, the first Health page previews the latest articles in these three main health sections. It also shows permanent links to some of the most popular articles in those sections. As before, you can see all of the articles in these training sections by clicking on the section names in the dark-blue strip at the top of the page, or on the 'All articles' links.
This is home to our archive of shoe reviews and advice about buying the right shoe for you - and it's where you can rate the products you own. There's also kit-buying advice, equipping you with everything from summer and winter clothing to watches and heart-rate monitors and baby strollers and treadmills.
Here's where you can ask questions, give advice and shoot the breeze with other runners. The forum tab goes to the main forum page, and the forum is divided into permanent main sections, with threads (or conversations) listed within them. You can choose whether you see the oldest or newest first. When you add to the conversation, your reply goes on the end. One neat feature of the site is that every article has a forum thread at the end of it (or a 'Start a discussion about this article.'link). These threads remain attached to the articles, and get duplicated in the main forums, with a link back to the articles.
These are accessed from the top pod in the left-hand column of each page. (If you're a member, the pod will say 'Runner's World Member'; non-members or members who aren't signed in will see a 'Join' pod.) These pages store your personal profile, which allows you to use the forums, see events listings, and enjoy free customised newsletters and site functions (click here for more about membership).