I've cancelled my RW subscription and changed to Running Fitness magazine. 'The king is dead, no really...'
1. It's only £2.99
2. The contributors aren't 'full of themselves'
3. The letters page didn't have one letter praising the magazine itself.
4. The rave run/celeb interview were both British
5.There is a running club spotlight
6. There 4 race event reports.
1. The events listing is just as bad as RW. There are fewer but they do go up to June.
2. The font size is a bit too small.
What's happened to this once fine magazine?
I have been a subscriber for quite a few years and years and now read it from front to cover in less than 5 minutes.
The cover price is now an unbelieveable £4.50!
Out of 116 pages 36 are adverts.
The letters page seems to be a self promotion for RW.
The rave run photo is invariably from outside the UK.
Paul Tonkinson is not funny.
Have you noticed they don't have race reports anymore? (they have probably done this to save money on a photographer).
The only thing left is the Race Finder (which is listed by date and not county). I think I could read it in 4 minutes if they sorted this out.
I could go on but I think you get the idea...
I haven't had the confirmation either.
The main thing is I have the reference number though.
I sent an email to the edidor in July as follows:
"I've been a subscriber for a number of years and can now get throughthe magazine in about 10 minutes.
I have some observations and recomendations:
I would like to see more letters, including web forum, 3 pages would be nice.
Add a 'Club feature' ie: have a monthly feature about a running cluband what they are doing-this would attract more members to clubs.
I notice the race reports has decreased, I would like to see this increase.
Murphy's Lore column is interesting and thought provoking but TonkyTalk is just drivel (bring back the Penguin).
I don't like the regular reports (quarterly I think) from theelites-Leave this to Athletics Weekly.
Change the 'Race Finder' from Date/County to County/Date."
I didn't expect this to be printed as the 'star' letter in the magazine but a reply would have been nice.
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