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10 must-have winter running gear picks

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Wrap up warm, stay visible.

Heading out on dark, dull days is hard enough even before you take dodgy weather into account. Get kitted out and ready to take on anything with these picks of the top winter running gear. 1/ 2XU Hyoptik compression tights With 2XU’s signature logos on each leg in reflective material these tights ... 

7 pictures that show the evolution of running shoes

By Zack Schlemmer on in Gear
We’ve come a long way from crepe rubber soles. With fast-moving technology, the running shoe continues to evolve.

1920 Seven-time Boston Marathon winner Clarence DeMar and others run in thin shoes that have crepe rubber soles and leather uppers. 1951 Japan’s Shegeki Tanaki wins the Boston Marathon in a split-toe shoe with a big-toe section. 1960 New Balance Trackster is one of the first mass-produced running shoes, if not the first. Deep ripples ... 

Apple Watch Series 2 – a running review

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
Featuring some much needed updates including GPS and specific running metrics, apple have launched a new version of their watch with runners in mind…

The first version of the apple watch was great is you’re an apple disciple, taking all those everyday functions and placing them at wrist level made life a lot simpler but the technology wasn’t new for a lot of runners. Smart watches have been around a relatively long time and ... 

First look: Nike Air Zoom Structure 20

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
A stalwart of the structures shoe market and the Nike running collection gets an update, but what’s new?

The product: Nike Air Zoom Structure 20 In a nutshell: The support shoe has been heralded as the cure to all ills and more recently chastised as the ruin of runners, yet it still remains a fundamental part of the running market and as Nike celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ... 

First look: Saucony Xodus ISO

By on in Gear
We got an early test of the latest trail offering from Saucony.

The shoe: Saucony Xodus ISO In a nutshell: Cushioned, protective and durable without compromising on grip. The technology: 2015’s Xodus 6 gets updated with Saucony’s Everun cushioning tech in the heel and topsole to add comfort on uneven surfaces, along with their ISOFIT upper designed to adapt to your foot shape. What Saucony says: “The Xodus ...  ... 

First look: GORE Running Wear ONE Active Run Jacket

By Joe Mackie on in Gear
A fabric breakthrough from GORE sets a new benchmark in lightweight, breathable weatherproofing

The product: GORE Running Wear ONE Active Run Jacket (£230, wiggle.co.uk In a nutshell: The lightest, most breathable GORE-TEX jacket ever made. The technology: GORE have long been the leaders in pioneering weatherproof, breathable fabrics and they feel they have found something of a Holy Grail here. It’s an all-new and ... 

Improved runner safety as Strava launch Beacon

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
Available to premium users, you can now share your live run

Accessed by a link in a text message, Strava has launched 'Beacon', a service available as part of their premium membership that allows users to send a live tracking link to up to three people when they start an activity.  Managed via the Strava app, runners can now ...  Continue reading ... 

First look: Jawbone Black Oat UP2

By Ella Grant on in Gear
Our gear tester gives the lowdown on Jawbone's UP2.

The product: Jawbone UP2 Black Oat In a nutshell: A lightweight, fashionable fitness tracker, redesigned and improved since the original version of UP2. The technology: Jawbone states that the UP2 is a ‘miniature technological wonder.’ The tracker’s battery life is up to 10 days and it takes approximately 60 minutes to fully ... 

5 common myths about running shoes

By Jonathan Beverly on in Gear
Why conventional wisdom often falls short.

1/ There is a best running shoe “What is the top running shoe now?” I’ve been asked this question too many times. It would be nice to be able to name a best shoe every year, give a star rating (4 out of 5), or even put a simple “thumbs up” ... 

First look: Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Low

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
Nike's benchmark running shoe loses the ankle sock, but what else?

The product: Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Low In a nutshell: The shoe made famous by its ankle cuff, but without the ankle cuff. The technology: There was much more to the LunarEpic then the Flyknit upper and extended ankle collar, but it is what it instantly became known for. Removed on the low ... 

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