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Gear pick of the week: Curranz supplement capsules

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Our Commissioning Editor Kerry McCarthy puts Curranz's Blackcurrant capsules to the test.

We think it’s unusual to try a new supplement and notice almost instant results. At RW Towers the place is littered with powders, potions, lotions, rubs, tablets, gels, drinks… some of them we think work, some of them not so much but any gains we get tend to be marginal ... 

First look: adidas UltraBOOST Uncaged

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The UltraBOOST gets a new look upper with style and substance.

The shoe: adidas UltraBOOST Uncaged In a nutshell: Same great BOOST midsole, (mostly) all new upper The technology: Apparently this evolution of adidas’ excellent UltraBOOST was led by fashion. After adi noticed ‘global trendsetters’ customising the UltraBOOST by cutting off its ‘cage’ – the plastic overlays wrapping around the midfoot to create a more secure ... 

First look: ASICS DynaFlyte

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Following its debut in last year's MetaRun, ASICS' FlyteFoam technology is back.

The shoe: ASICS DynaFlyte In a nutshell: ASICS' lightest, most cushioned running shoe to date. The technology: After three years of development and 300 prototypes, 2015 saw the launch of ASICS' FlyteFoam technology - a midsole material which ASICS says bounces back to its original form in the air between each footstrike ... 

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

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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

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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 ... 

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