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The story of the 5k challenge and the original ‘Strava W***er’

Runners across the country are busy clocking 5k personal bests all under the watchful eye of one revealing Twitter account. Vithushan Ehantharajah speaks to the person behind it

8 best women's running leggings

These are the tried and tested pairs you won't want to take off

Long Reads

David Barnett Parkrun: simplicity is the key to the success of community exercise

Have you made a new year’s resolution to get fit but don’t know where to start? Then you should try Parkrun. After all, six million people can’t be wrong, explains David Barnett

8 best running armbands that will keep your valuables safe and dry

Store your most treasured tech in a carrier that will stay put during exercise

‘Adventureman’ in hospital after running 524 miles in one week

Jamie McDonald raised £55,000 for charity supporting children’s hospitals after spending ‘many years’ of childhood as patient 

Why going barefoot encourages a better foot structure for children

Many children in New Zealand grow up without relying on shoes. Should all children follow this model?

9 best running headphones

New designs come with virtual coaching to help you run faster