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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 ... 

Study examines accuracy of activity trackers

By Alison Wade on in Gear
Research shows devices tend to measure simple movements like running more accurately than complex ones.

A new study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) shows that activity trackers may not be as accurate as some consumers believe, especially when it comes to tracking steps for activities involving complex movements, like playing basketball, weight lifting, and cross training. The results indicate that each of the ...  ... 

First Look: Nike Flyknit Lunar 3

By Joe Mackie, RW Deputy Editor on in Gear
As Nike reveal some limited edition colour ways, we talk running shoes

First look: Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 If you’re a fan of the Lunar series (as I am), you’ll be pleased to hear that nobody at Swoosh HQ has decided to start fixing any unbroken wheels here. According to Nike, the rear-foot mesh has been tightened for a more secure fit, and ... 

First look: Nike LunarTempo

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
A first look at the latest shoe from Nike, the LunarTempo...

When a new shoe arrives in the office, it always garners a lot of attention as we all muse over it and this was no different when the new Nike LunarTempo arrived today, though this was a little different as we'd not really heard much about it.  In this day and ... 

Gear review: Saucony Triumph ISO

By Adrian Monti on in Gear
The latest from Saucony put to the test.

We’ve all owned some trainers in our time that fit us like a pair of comfy carpet slippers once we’ve clocked up a few miles in them. But those design geeks at Saucony have taken this idea a step forward. Rather than waiting for you to wear in your fav running ... 

Garmin launch the fenix 3

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
Garmin announce a new model of their trail/ultra focused GPS watch

Firm favourites in the RW office, the fēnix and fēnix 2 both have been rated highly since their release and now Garmin have announced a third model in the series.  It's of course rammed packed full of technology so expect some ...  Continue reading

The rise of non-impact running

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Gear
Can fitness equipment really prevent injury and aid recovery?

As most runners will attest, injury is our greatest foe and we’ll do almost anything to avoid it. The industry has reacted accordingly, and non-impact running equipment designed to help with injury and eliminate further damage is on the rise, but is it still classifiable as running? In the July issue ... 

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