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  • Nike Sports Band2 Review

    1st September 2010

    This speed-and-distance monitor from Nike is excellent value – but how precise is it? £40 www.nike.com This is the second generation of Nike’s popular user-friendly speed-and-distance monitor. A slim rubber bracelet holds the clear one-line display comfortably and keeps weight…

  • POWERbreathe Kinetic Review

    1st September 2010

    Can this clever gadget from POWERbreathe really help you breathe more easily? £249.99 www.powerbreathekinetic.co.uk Most of us have experienced breathlessness when racing or training, and the POWERbreathe Kinetic improves breath volume and total breath power to improve endurance performance. The…

  • Running Shoe Reviews: £70 Or Under

    1st September 2010

    We review these great entry-level running shorts. Brooks T6 Racer £55 www.brooksrunning.co.uk 173g A super-light slipper for races up to 10K, this can clearly go the distance for lighter runners: it’s Chrissie Wellington’s favourite shoe. It’s stripped down, very breathable,…

  • Zefal Husky Track Pump Review

    1st September 2010

    This offering from Zefal has its faults but is a pump that could last you a lifetime… £59.99 www.zyro.co.uk Taking it all on its broad beech-wood shoulders is this retro, but ultra-reliable pump from Zefal. There are some things about…

  • Running Shoe Reviews: £75-£90

    1st September 2010

    We review these great mid-range running shoes. New Balance 905 £75 www.newbalance.co.uk 296g Towards the heavier end of the racing shoes spectrum, this is a more stable model than most. It has New Balance’s TS2 ‘transitional support system’ – basically…

  • Running Shoe Reviews: £100 Plus

    1st September 2010

    We review these high-end running shoes. Newton Distance £120 www.newtonrunning.co.uk 244g Running in a pair of Newtons is a bit like driving a French car: it feels very different to start with, but once you get used to it and…

  • Tri Suit Reviews: Under £80

    1st September 2010

    We review the best entry-level tri suits under £80. More Mile Tri Suit £29.99 www.startfitness.co.uk We’ve never seen a tri race suit for less than 50 quid before and were intrigued to see how this would perform. While it couldn’t…

  • Tri Suit Reviews: £80-£100

    1st September 2010

    These four tri suits all come in at £100 or less, but they’re a bit of a mixed bunch… Craft Elite Tri Suit £80 www.craft.se The first suit in our test to go by the name Elite just about lives…

  • Tri Suit Reviews: £100 Plus

    1st September 2010

    We review 4 high-end tri suits. 2XU Endurance Tri Suit £100 www.2xushop.co.uk Overall feel of this suit was really good. It’s made using 2XU’s SBR Cool fabric, which noticeably does as it promises: compresses muscles to reduce fatigue, and keeps…