What do people read

running mags

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21/10/2002 at 18:38
I currently only buy RW but I know there are others out there such as Running Fitness. Apart from RW what other mags do people read and are they any different/better than RW. I like RW by the way!Just a question thats all.
21/10/2002 at 18:41
I read Running Fitness as well, but nothing else. RF has some interesting stuff in (perhaps more about coaching and the history of the sport than RW) but is very badly edited.
21/10/2002 at 19:08
Unfortunately the newsagent at work (I work in a hospital) only stocks Running Fitness. From that statement I think you can guess what I think of it. Despite this I do buy it because I need something to read when I go to the loo. However half its contents can be summed up as 'the adventures of the editorial staff'. With pages and pages dedicated to what each memeber of staff has been doing in the past month...almost like a literary version of The Office...but not funny.
I do go out my way sometimes to pick up RW which is miles ahead.
However this forum provides much more for my running needs! Well done to who ever set it up and all the contributors
21/10/2002 at 19:32
I agree that Running Fitness is nowhere near as good as RW. The race diary section is pretty good, however - better than the RW mag, but not as good as the one on this site.

On holiday I picked up a copy of the Spanish RW. Very enjoyable (as far as my translating allowed), but very different.
21/10/2002 at 20:11
Agree with all of the above, in particular what BBB said about the antics of the Running Fitness editorial staff - dead boring! Still, it fills the gap before RW is out again.
21/10/2002 at 20:28
I read RW, RF and British Runner every month. Then 220 Tri mag and Athletics Weekly occasionally.

British Runner is excellent as it has the months rankings for all distances in the country.

Out of RW and RF I would say there isn't much difference, some months RW is the better read and other months RF.

I do hate all these double page Nike adds, which is in my opinion a waste of magazine space!
21/10/2002 at 22:59
I'm with Glenn. I look at lots of magazines as part of my job and RF is easily the most badly edited mag I have ever seen. I still buy it every month, but each time I promise I'll never buy it again!

Hilly - without all those ads there'd be no magazine.
22/10/2002 at 09:00
Mmmmm! Cant see this being the most durable thread somehow given that there only seems to be half a dozen or magazines to choose from. I used to like "On Your Bike" but apparently they couldnt shift enough copies so it ceased.
"Mens Health" what a joke. The same cover, the same contents (how to get perfect abs, great sex!, get that job!) for the past ten years. I inadvertantly bought the same issue twice but I defy anyone to tell one month's from another.
22/10/2002 at 09:03
Chimp, we could maybe extend the thread by going completely off topic into non-running mags. Someone out there must be reading Fancy Ferret Fortnightly or You and Your Candelabra. What are the weirdest magazines read by otherwise sane runners?
22/10/2002 at 09:43
I love 'The Lady' magazine, perhaps because I'm not one!
Ratbag    pirate
22/10/2002 at 09:48
I only read RW but used to get Mens Fitness. Exactly as Chimp says. Abs, sex, job.... yawn!!!! Nothing wrong with any of these of course but a bit boring to write about it every month...

I've flicked through a few of the 'new' magazines for men such as Loaded etc. Pretty much soft porn as far as I can see.....
22/10/2002 at 09:50
Surprise no-ones mentioned "Trail". I love looking at those walks I know I'm never going to do.
22/10/2002 at 10:02
I read

Runners World
Snowboard UK
Country Walking
Nursing Times
Nursing Standard
Professional Nurse

and anything else which takes my fancy - this month it's the November Issue of History something or other

WildWill    pirate
22/10/2002 at 10:17
Every month :
Runners World
Running Fitness
220 Triathlon
Cycling Plus

Occasionally :
Mens Health
Mens Fitness

22/10/2002 at 10:28

I read RW fairly regularly, but no other fitness-type mags.

In terms of what else do I read, I subscribe to all of the following:

Wanderlust - excellent travel mag.
Kerrang! - for a weekly dose of HM
The Ties That Bind - Springsteen fanzine
Sproutlore - Robert Rankin fanboy publication

Also, I buy Private Eye all the time, so I suppose it would make sense to subscibe really.

And then I read Credit Today for work purposes.

22/10/2002 at 10:43
I used to work for Parking Review. Any of you read that?
22/10/2002 at 10:45

My brother works in PR. He used to think that the magazines on "Have I Got News For You" were made-up, until they showed one that he had worked on...
22/10/2002 at 10:48
Yep. Parking Review made it on to HIGNFY.
22/10/2002 at 11:05
I've read Parking Review!!!!
22/10/2002 at 11:06
but Rob it's gone downhill since you left...
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