How to Use Compression to Make you a Better Runner
Runners are always looking for new ways to go further, faster, and for longer. Parkrunners and marathoners alike have been turning to compression clothing to boost their performance, but what is it and does it really work?
A Beginner's Guide to Running Spikes
From choosing the right type to pin length and fit - here's everything you need to know to buy the right pair of spikes for you.
Should You Wash Running Shoes in a Washing Machine?
Runners Need footwear buyer Lisandra shares her views on whether you should wash your running shoes in the washing machine.
Top 5 Trail Running Shoes
Take a look at the Runners Need team's picks of the best trail running shoes for 2020.
The Ultimate Autumn Running Gear Guide
With worries about visibility and slippery surfaces, autumn can be tricky for running. Here's everything you need to know about staying warm, dry and running this autumn.
How to Choose Lights and a Head Torch for Running
Whether you’re on poorly lit roads or pitch black trails, running lights are an essential piece of running kit. Here is everything you need to know to choose the best running lights for you.
6 Running Essentials To Add To Your Winter Wardrobe
Jacket on, jacket off, leggings or shorts, gloves, no gloves, hat? Getting ready for your run during winter can be a tough decision - it can be easy to over dress (or under dress). Luckily, activewear has come a long way in recent years, designed in performance enhancing material that’s both lightweight and insulating, meaning you only need a few essential items to keep you warm and run-ready.
The Best Fabrics for a Comfortable Run
Using technical fabrics to keep dry and comfortable can make all the difference to your run whether you're running your first 5k or marathon.
So it’s important to invest in technical clothing that is both sweat-wicking and breathable. Instead of trapping the moisture next to your skin, these fabrics move it away, allowing it to sit on the outside of the fabric, to evaporate, minimising chaffing and maximising your comfort.
The Garmin Forerunner 735XT
The latest edition to Garmin's truly capable and versatile watch range is the Forerunner 735XT; the lightest multisport watch, ever. Weighing in at a light 40.2g, compared to the FR920XT weighing in at 61g, the new Forerunner 735XT features Garmin's Elevate™ wrist based heart rate, giving you a totally unrestricted experience, so you can focus 100% on what matters.
Smart Watches and Wireless Headphones Guide
Discover how you can listen to music hands-free whilst running by using smart watches and wireless headphones...
When to Replace Your Running Shoes
We break down the signs to look out for when your running shoes need replacing.
Running Through Mud
2021 could possibly be, amongst a few other things, the 'muddiest year ever'. When you are considering whether you should take a snorkel with you on a run, you know it's wet out there! Given that mud is unavoidable at the moment, we've put together some top tips for you to tackle the slippery brown stuff!
The Ultimate Guide to Buying Running Socks
Not all socks are the same, and when it comes to running socks, a good pair of technical ones will make all the difference. Keeping your feet dry and comfortable will not only reduce your risk of blisters but keep you running confidently.
Here's how to choose the best running socks for you.