Latest Stories — Marathon

Nike Reveal Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%

Nike reveal Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%, which will be legal for Tokyo 2020. Nike say the three ‘critical’ components of the Alphafly NEXT% are the full length carbon plate, the Zoom X cushioning, two Zoom Air Pods, which have been added to the forefoot and a lighter Atomknit upper. “The groundbreaking research that led to the original Vaporfly unlocked an entirely new way of thinking about marathon shoes,” says Carrie Dimoff, an elite marathoner and member of Nike’s Advanced Innovation Team. "Once we understood the plate and foam as a system, we started thinking about ways to make the system...

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Maurten Gel 100

Re-stock of Maurten Gel 100. Available in packs of 12 or as single gels, ideal for testing on your training runs before the big day. Pick 'em up in-store & online.   ‘This is the world’s first energy gel. It’s a bold statement. But nonetheless true. From a technical perspective, traditional gels are water and carbohydrates simply mixed into syrups, often containing added flavors and preservatives. The GEL 100 is completely different. It’s a biopolymer matrix, filled with a unique blend of fructose and glucose (ratio of 0.8:1) which enables uptakes of up to 100 grams of carbohydrates per hour.’

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Marathon Kit Essentials

“In long-distance running the only opponent you have to beat is yourself, the way you used to be.” – Haruki Murakami –What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.  Since we are approaching marathon season it seems a perfect time to jot down some words on the subject and which key pieces of kit you should consider packing on the big day.  Kit Essentials Do not approach the start line looking like you have turned up for your first day at school, a wedding or post pay day night on the tiles. This is not the time to crack out...

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