It's not a marathon and it's not got Paula Radcliffe, but the Great North Run is one humdinger of an event.This road race in Tyne and Wear attracts the kind of attention and numbers that many full marathons can only dream about. On October 1, when the starting gun fires on the 25...
/tights and shoes in to work with you, then run home in your work gear? Then you could carry your work trousers home in a backpack and not worry about them getting creased, and put a cagoule on over your shirt. So what if it all gets sweaty? You can put everything
If there's one bit of running kit that really matters, it's those bits of moulded polyeurethane on your feet. So this week we've picked out three niggling shoe queries from the Gear forum. Lend us your thoughts...Q1: The washing machine conundrum
was wonderfully toasty. I knew there was a reason why I bought loads of winter hillwalking gear in August! – VelociraptorThe magic of hatsLast week I went out with my club, had no motivation: I was constantly cold; arms and everywhere. It was the first time for a
to carrying a backpack with water, gear etc. Recently I developed some lower back pain due to posture; as an asthmatic, I tend to hunch slightly. I've actually found that the pack helps relieve the pain, partly because it makes me brace my shoulders and partly
up under the toenail. The pressure is like toothache: it just won't go away until you get it sorted out. So a candle, box of matches and a paperclip are part of my running gear. I heat the end of the paperclip until it's red hot, and carefully melt a
. Most of my other stuff has come from there as well: pedals, shoes, wetsuit, pirate gear. Just go for it. The Tri forum has been invaluable to me. – holgsRent a wetsuitYou can rent a wetsuit for less than £50 for a season. Tri & Run does wetsuit hire
you join up, the square-bashing will soon shift it. Trouble is, Army catering isn't particularly well geared up to those who are into healthy food. Kate Adie, in her autobiography, describes the UK armed forces as "performing remarkly well
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