What do people read

running mags

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22/10/2002 at 17:12
My reading list:

Sight and Sound
When Saturday Comes
World Soccer

I used to like RF when it was printed on nicer paper. It had more interesting articles back then.
22/10/2002 at 18:03

My subsrciption list is:

Runners World (Marks: 9/10)
Cycling Plus (9/10)
Ultrafit (6/10) - Lots of ads, too many repeated articles, but does have some interesting items from time to time.
22/10/2002 at 19:47
My list jumps around a bit being a random type.

RW (as if I could avoid it!)
Mountain Biking (dreamland of bikes i can't afford)
Boards (excellent Windsurfing Mag)
Split Screen Van Club Magazine (got to be one of dullest reads ever, even if you are into the vans)
Windows 2000/.NET magazine (Zzzzz... for work research)

oh, and may be the odd copy of Heat! top mindless drivel for reading on the train.
22/10/2002 at 20:52
To extend my reading list:
Athletics Weekly (but not weekly)
New Scientist
Nature (occasionally)
School Science Review
Organic Way
Several Science/Education mags at work - I never remember the title and rarely remember the content.

Oh yes - last week, my daughter's copy of Mizz - it seems to be only slightly more serious than the Mail on Sunday.

The Beano - the best of the lot!
22/10/2002 at 22:09
So no goodhousekeeping then???
23/10/2002 at 07:28
In Dubai I can only buy 'Running Fitness' magazine from the newsagent, unfortunately.
Subcriptions to this part of the world cost a bomb!
23/10/2002 at 08:10
Living in Germany I can only get magazines by subscription, but my reading list is as follows:

1. RW
2. Top Gear (Sad blokes mag about cars)
3. Evo (Even sadder blokes mag about fast cars)

Compared to say EVO (I know they're about completely different topics!) I would say the quality of journalism and content in RW is only average and often I feel RW would benefit from more "life" orientated running stories rather than too much techno babble.

23/10/2002 at 08:11
Totally agree Martin
23/10/2002 at 11:42
Freeky I'll confess. When married did buy goodhousekeeping, well I was givena years subscription as an xmas pres (lack of imagination or what)! Now a singleton can indulge in whatever I want - cost allowing of course! Sorry no offence meant to anyone married, it's just a different way of life. Is there a thread here??
23/10/2002 at 11:58
I subscribe to Runners World
Read :
- Running and Fitness - why don't some people like it - some issues are worse than others but the same goes for RW - I suppose filling a magazine with articles about running is going to get hard after a while!
- Sometimes Cycling Plus or other cycling mags, I like the fitness/training advice that you get in cycling mags but as someone that has trouble fixing a puncture I'm afraid the technical bike stuff goes over my head. Of the 3 magazines mentioned I think Cycling Plus is probably the best but no real complaints about any of them.
23/10/2002 at 14:38
anyone noticed the picture under q+a? its someone running in a damp urban street rather than those sexy outdoors shots!

touche RW
23/10/2002 at 15:00
I buy RW most months, skim through Rf in the shop but rarely purchase, often skim through Ultrafit, personal Trainer, Men's Health, Women's Health... then move onto the really good mags: New Scientist, American Scinetific, Focus. Then i go to the library to read them for free!!
23/10/2002 at 15:08
I am a subscriber to RW and have been for about 3 years. I also enjoy reading Peak Performance. Some of the articles get a bit bogged down in the maths / science (it is aimed at professionals in sport) but it is an interesting read. Often articles in other mags appear on similar subjects not long afterwards! www.pponline.co.uk offers PP for £10 a year if you opt to download it each month. They occasionally provide extra issues on specifics like injuries.

I also read MBR - the mountain biking magazine and a good broadsheet!

23/10/2002 at 15:25
I was in Mountainbiker International once!! A half page picture of me looking pretty tired in a race! I was so proud that I bought several copies and gave them to my family.

I work in a library and read mags for free. I buy Trail though and daydream about all those walks too.

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