Mental tips for runners before, during and after a marathon

With the London marathon taking place on Sunday, 23 April, runners can prepare for the mental demands of this notoriously challenging event by following the advice issued by the University of Kent’s ‘psyching teams’. Introduced to the UK by Dr Carla Meijen, Lecturer in Sport Psychology in Kent’s School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, ‘psyching…

STRYD Footpod

STRYD: Where Next For Running With Power ?

  If you were Mr STRYD, “Where would you take the product next?” As we know, STRYD (the running power/effort meter) started off as a chest strap and, after a redesign, ended up as the current solution which is a single-sided footpod. Personally I was quite anti- that move at first. It was very convenient for me to…

KINEMATIX TUNE Insoles and APP Running Analysis

Kinematix raises €2 Million – plus TUNE now generally available in EU / USA

Portugal-based Kinematix  have just raised €2 Million from a Portugese investor. Presumably this is for further expansion of production and marketing as the product is already on sale and available through amazon. I reviewed Kinematix’s sole-based running form product a few months back <here>. —————————————— Kinematix Closes Funding Round with Portugal Ventures for €2 Million…

TomTom Runner 3 Spark

TomTom Runner 3 Review / Spark3 – optical HR, GPS, music and activity tracking

The improved TomTom Runner 3/SPARK 3 range is available to pre-order now for an imminent September 2016 delivery. Prices starting around £120/US$130. The Runner 3/SPARK 3 is designed for beginners-to-fairly-serious runners who may also delve into gyms, classes and maybe the odd duathlon/triathlon. It’s focused entirely for RUNNERS but then adds features around what runners also do…

OPINIONETTE FR35: Garmin announce entry-level running watch – forerunner 35 – and new 4k virb camera

https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/YqwT3_iJpKnB5szF5Yb32H3Kl2I=/76×0:5029×3302/1280×854/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/50589005/R_Forerunner35Family_HR_34372.0.0.jpg An interesting development today at the entry level end of running watches. Garmin’s new Forerunner 35 comes with ELEVATE (optical HR). The feature set will not be earth shattering, I haven’t looked, but it WILL be sufficiently functional for the target market along with many of its direct competitors. The overall aesthetics and apparent screen…

TomTom – New Spark3 / Runner3 Announced

Lots of announcements today of new stuff from TomTom. Let’s start with the SPARK 3 / RUNNER 3. The previous version in the UK was the similarly-looking RUNNER 2 which itself followed the UK’s original RUNNER product. The RUNNER 2 was released in the US as the SPARK (Sept 2015). To cut a long story…