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Pimp my race t-shirt

I’ve heard of fellow runners putting their ill-fitting cotton race t-shirts to some practical uses, such as dusting clothes or bike cleaning rags, but if you’re feeling a bit creative then this post shows how to turn them into a brand new vest top. There are loads of different styles of tops that can be made … Continue reading

Shoe review: Kalenji Kiprun SD

More trainers! I apologise in advance. But it’s nice to be contacted about reviewing a brand that you already use and like. So when the trainer fairy (via Freestak) got in touch about testing some Kalenji Kiprun shoes I was more than happy to oblige. Kalenji is a French running brand sold through Decathlon, a … Continue reading

Kit review: OnRunning Cloudrunners

The great cushioning debate is one that can divide runners. Whether you do it barefoot or prefer a bit more cushioning, it’s certainly a topic than polarises views. As someone that’s dabbled in barefoot running (admittedly on Sri Lanka’s beaches rather than London’s roads) and tends to prefer less cushioned, racing shoes, recently a couple … Continue reading

Kit review: Nike Rival running shorts

In the eternal quest for the perfect pair of running shorts I found myself in Nike Town, Oxford Circus a couple of weekends ago. browsing the many floors of sportswear. I’ve never set foot inside before, as I assumed it would be full of of tracksuit-clad teenage boys (plus Topshop and Urban Outfitters are next … Continue reading

Gear of the week: Ana Nichoola cycling jersey

FULL credit goes to Twitter friend Laura for introducing me to Ana Nichoola’s cycle wear. This lovely cycle jersey is part of a range available on Velo Vixen’s website. Other items include stylish cycle gloves, arm and neck warmers. Racing cyclist Anna Glowinski is the designer behind the brand. Her ethos is to create styles that … Continue reading

Spring/Summer Kit: Running shorts

I absolutely love running in shorts, but the recent spell of cold weather has meant I haven’t yet made the transition from winter’s leggings and capris. I’ve stubbornly attempted a couple of runs in shorts with knee-length compression socks for extra warmth, but it felt like cheating. I look forward to when I can reveal the … Continue reading

Kit Review: Rucksacks for run commuting

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I go on about running to work a lot on this blog and on Twitter, but that’s because it has truly revolutionalised my marathon training.  Run commuting suits me because, as a regular cycle commuter with a 15 mile round trip to work, I often don’t have the inclination, time or energy to head … Continue reading

Review: Brooks Pure Drifts

While I can’t claim to have run a marathon in a pair of leather office shoes (unlike my husband, Jon), I did run my first marathon in a pair of kids (size 5.5) Asics trainers that cost £15 (good old Sports Direct). I even finished in just under four hours, thanks to some gentle coaxing … Continue reading