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New study on runner size and shoe type

By Alex Hutchinson on in Gear
New research finds that higher body weight raises injury risk in minimalist shoes.

I’m in Boston for the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual meeting, which is an absolutely massive gathering of people interested in sports science. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some of the interesting presentations and posters I’ve seen, starting today with one about the role of body ... 

First Look: Pearl Izumi E:Motion N3 trail

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
A quick summary as an off-road version on the cushioned road shoes hits the shelves

Following on from the EM Road N3, which featured in our April issue shoe guide, Pearl Izumi have announced a trail version of this maximum cushioned, neutral running shoe. Sporting similar 'over-sized' looks, the shoe uses many of the road features like the midsole and the one-piece upper, but with some ... 

Runner’s World Personal Best Awards 2016: The winners

By Joe Mackie on in Gear
Our annual celebration of the very best in running, as decided by the most important and discerning judges of all: you, the nation’s runners.

Judge for yourselves The Runner’s World Personal Best Awards are decided entirely by the online votes of RW readers, with the Most Improved Race and Best New Race Awards calculated from our race ratings data. The only exception to this is our Outstanding Contribution Award, which is chosen by the RW ... 

Gear pick of the week: Hoka One One Vanquish 2

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear
We tested out this maximal brand's latest offering.

Famed for their full cushioning and ‘rolling rocker’ design at the toe, Hoka One One’s Vanquish 2 has these same classic maximal features but with a remarkable lightness. They look bulky, but in the hand and on your feet the low weight (298g for men’s size UK8) is surprising. This was ... 

Gear pick of the week: Skullcandy XTfree headphones

By on in Gear
We put these wireless Bluetooth headphones to the test.

For runners who can't hit the road without a soundtrack, a pair of comfortable, high quality headphones is a must. We tested out the latest offering from Skullcandy - the XTfree. These sweat-resistant earbuds have a sleek, modern design with Pureclean™ tech to keep them hygienic, plus they offer up ... 

Gear pick of the week: Gaiam Restore therapy kit

By on in Gear
Upgrade your rehab routine with these heat-adjustable accessories.

Unless you have a sports massage therapist at your disposal (and the requisite funds to pay them), self-massage accessories such as the mighty foam roller are a lifesaver in heavy training weeks. This hot and cold therapy kit from yoga and lifestyle company Gaiam makes a worthy addition to any ... 

Gear pick of the week: Bellum Active Capri pants

By Georgia Scarr on in Gear
Style meets substance in these fantastic workout leggings.

The last few years have seen the rise and rise of female-specific activewear, designed with comfort, style and affordability in mind. Gone are the days of hunting out the least offensive-looking leggings and hefty sports bras from corners of sports shops – there’s a plethora of options for female runners ... 

Gear pick of the week: Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest 2.0

By Georgia Scarr on in Gear
This week's pick is one for all aspiring ultra runners.

If you’re looking to go long – marathon or further – you don’t want to go in unprepared. That’s where the Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest 2.0 comes in. With two 568ml bottles and space for a bladder, the vest means your hydration needs can be covered for miles. Its ... 

Gear pick of the week: Stealth gels

By on in Gear
We give our verdict on this range of caffeinated, isotonic and recovery gels.

With a range of products covering all nutritional bases from caffeinated and isotonic energy gels to recovery, Team RW think these Stealth gels are a must-try if you’re looking to pep up your fuel routine. "It can be a bit of a gastrointestinal gamble trying a new gel brand. What goes ... 

Shoe review: Nike LunarEpic exclusive first look

By Ben Hobson & Kerry McCarthy on in Gear
We had some of the first pairs of the new Nike LunarEpic to review. This is what we thought of them as running shoes

The hyperbole has been building for weeks now as is standard with all major product releases. Social media has been teased, glimpses and rumours are shared and now we have reached the grand reveal. All this fuss for a running shoe, yet it’s important to consider why there's this song-and-dance ... 

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