My mum's the one who has the subscription - I just read the interesting bits afterwards (I also nicked her RW account, hence the subscriber tag ).
There was one feature a few mags ago about ultra running which was interesting, aside from that it's pretty much the same every edition - Sprint has it bang on.
The training sections are rubbish, focusing on the one "magic workout" that will help you to lose 10 stone, knock 18 hours off your marathon time AND help resolve all world conflicts. Oh, and it takes less than 15 seconds to perform.
I'd rather get my training help from those on the forums who KNOW what they're talking about. Also the banter is good here
I given up on RW after 17 years buying the mag. It gone so downmarket. It copy the formatof Men's Health and applying it to RW. Its not a proper running mag anymore. Just a fitnesslifestyle mag.
I think there's too much emphasis on people new to running. I know we all started somewhere and you absolutely cannot neglect the beginners (and I would never want to) but I'm not a beginner, nor am I an elite runner. I'm not even a good runner! I'm an improver who doesn't get enough help with improving.
Does that make any sense or is it too soon after my first cup of tea to be coherent?
Interestingly, I`ve just got hold of the American version, September issue of Runner`s World (pdf issue) and it`s far better than the UK version, obviously the dates/venues are of no use but with regards to the layout, content and structure, it`s far superior!
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