Posted: 08/07/2013 at 23:12
I've been a subscriber since '97. Generally, there is something of interest each month, but it is mostly repetetive, sometimes contradictory and frequently pushing sponsors. Do be honest, my mum took out the subscription for me and renews it each year as a birthday present, otherwise I would have cancelled years ago.
I find some of the american articles irritating, particularly when they don't even bother to change the spelling, terminology or "seasons". The biggest failing in my opinion is the ongoing reduction of content for committed club runners, epitomised by the demise of real race reports ( as opposed to plugs) and the quiet dropping of the occasional items about clubs and local running scenes. The occasional piece of extended writing with polysyllabic words and depth of content reminds me of how good I used to find the magazine. At least it is better than "Men's Health" - what a pile of steaming cr*p that is!