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Runner's World Christmas gift guide: Splash out

By Georgia Scarr on in Gear
The ultimate showstopper Christmas gifts for runners.

If your giftee’s cross-training routine needs a shake-up, this Rebounder is ideal. The mini trampoline offers a fun, low impact workout that’ll ring the changes from swimming or cycling. Used by athletes and physios across the country, the Rebounder is made from robust, quality steel to ensure it lasts. Not ... 

Runner's World Christmas gift guide: Stocking fillers

By Georgia Scarr on in Gear
Share the running spirit with these great gifts for under £30.

Christmas isn’t Christmas without a pair of socks, but make sure your giftee isn’t disappointed by wrapping up some Feetures this year. The socks are designed to fit your foot’s anatomy perfectly, with compression around the arch, a seam-free toe and cushioning in high impact areas. Complete with sweat-wicking material ... 

Gear review: Runderwear

By Adrian Monti & Georgia Scarr on in Gear
We put his and hers Runderwear pants on test. Here's what we thought.

For her My underwear drawer sports a stark divide. It opens with nice pants (new, good quality, colour unsullied by laundry mishaps), and then switches to run pants (big, comfy, where nice pants go to die). In spite of what I once thought was a flawless strategy to ensure my running ... 

How to monitor training and fatigue

By Alex Hutchinson on in Gear
Should we follow data or go by feelings?

We live in an age of data, so you might imagine that training should be simple. How could anyone get overtrained if they’re diligently monitoring their heart-rate variability, omega-wave brain activity, hormonal profile, blood levels and lactate kinetics? Of course, it’s not that simple in practice. Lots of studies have shown ... 

adidas reveal 3D printed shoes

By on in Gear
Futurecraft is how adidas see the future of shoe customisation

adidas today unveiled what it is calling "the future of performance footwear" with Futurecraft 3D. The simple premise behind this new production technique is to produce a unique 3D-printed running shoe midsole which can be tailored to the cushioning needs of an individual's foot, offering bespoke support and cushioning for every ... 

What is a minimalist shoe?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Gear
An expert panel identifies five key features to look for.

To have a useful debate, the first thing you need to do is make sure everyone is talking about the same thing. That’s been one of the big challenges in the ongoing debate about “minimalist” running shoes. For every study showing that minimalist shoes change your stride, reduce your impact forces or lower your injury ... 

Gear Q&A: What are the best all-round running shoes?

By on in Gear
We ask our resident gear expert Kerry McCarthy for his advice on compression kit, all-round running shoes and anti-blister socks.

What makes a pair of great all-round running shoes for road, trail and treadmill? Well, first of all you can discount the treadmill. You should use separate shoes for that if only to keep the mud out of the gym, plus you're not likely to clock high mileage on a treadmill ... 

Bloccs cast protectors make swimming an option for athletes with broken bones

By on in Gear
Made from flexible rubber, the Bloccs protectors even helped an injured competitor win his triathlon.

If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to knock an athlete out of training, it’s a broken bone. With 89% of sports injuries seen by England’s A&Es last year being stress fractures, it’s a common problem, but a new product from Bloccs can offer a solution. The Bloccs waterproof slip-on protectors fit ...  ... 

10 handy uses for the humble buff

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Gear
It may look like a simple headband, but don’t be fooled by its understated exterior: the humble buff has a multitude of uses. Check out our top 10 tips for run buff love.

Sweat band The obvious choice for runners familiar with this little magic fabric tube, wrap it round your wrist and then use your buff to wipe the sweat from your weary brow and you will be a happy sweat-free running machine. Hat Warm your head in winter or shade your noggin from the ... 

Nike+ announce partnership with other training devices

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
The Nike training app now syncs with Garmin, TomTom, Wahoo Fitness and Netpulse.

Nike has announced that they will launch partnerships with industry-leading companies – Garmin, TomTom, Wahoo Fitness and Netpulse – allowing more runners to connect their devices and fitness equipment and to the Nike+ community.  This evolution offers Nike+ Running App users new and distinct ways to leverage GPS watches, heart rate monitors and connected gym ... 

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