More and more runners are looking to broaden their strength, stamina and athleticism by dipping their toe in the world of triathlons – it’s only a case of adding on another couple of disciplines after all! If you are one of them, you may be interested in finding out more about your new sport at London’s Triathlon Show (ExCel London 29-31 March).
If you’ve ever wished you could run a 10K in your slippers then you are not alone… There are plenty of runners that would sacrifice performance for comfort. But with Mizuno’s Wave Ultima 11 you don’t need to. One of the most cushioned neutral running shoes around, it is designed for runners seeking maximum comfort on medium and long distance runs.
The Wave Horizon 2 is Mizuno’s offering to that very demanding group of runners who want it all: moderate to severe overpronators who need lots of stability, but who also crave maximum cushioning in a high-mileage, everyday road shoe. I’m one of them. And being in need of new trainers to start me off on the long road to Boston Marathon in the spring, I decided to try them out.
In a world where looks are everything and with the trend for athleisurewear showing no signs of abating – a pair of knitted upper trainers are guaranteed to draw admiring glances from runners and fashionistas alike! And now Mizuno has joined the knitting party with the Waveknit R2.
What's top of the list on all runners' Christmas wish lists? A PB of course! And while Santa Claus may not be able to rustle one of those up per se, he can help you give it your best shot with a brand spanking new pair of racing shoes. We may have our go-to shoes for slogging out the miles but it is perhaps fair to say many runners don't know where to start when it comes to choosing a pair of shoes for speed.
Forget about booking next year’s summer holiday, now’s the time to get yourself signed up for Mizuno’s Endure24. The bad new is that the Reading event is already a sell-out, but the good news is that Leeds (28-30 June) still has availability.
Halloween and Bonfire Night certainly help to brighten the darkness of late autumn thanks to glowing pumpkins and lanterns lining suburban streets and the bang, pop, whizz of the colourful firework displays that abound in November.
The long days of summer may be behind us, but autumn can still deliver for runners. In fact, some may argue that nothing beats the feeling of taking to the trails on a crisp and sunny autumn day. Conditions can change though and it is wise to be prepared.
Reminder time. The clocks go back this weekend (October 28). For some, this means an extra hour in bed. For runners it means an extra hour to go… running. And for parents of young children it means the darlings will be up at 5am instead of 6am and there’s a whole extra hour of the day to ‘get through’!