Running Gear

  • 2XU Compression Performance Run Sleeves Review

    15th August 2014

    2XU Compression Performance Run Sleeves tested, rated and reviewed 2XU Compression Performance Run Sleeves £32 2xushop.co.uk These calf guards from 2XU feature varying levels of compression to increase blood flow – for greater muscle oxygenation and quicker recovery times –…

  • Superfeet Carbon Insoles Review

    6th August 2014

    Superfeet carbon insoles tested, rated and reviewed Superfeet carbon insoles £40 superfeet.com Triathletes are known for our carbon fibre fetish but one place you won’t often see it is our running shoes. We were wary of these insoles, which feature…

  • Skechers GOrun Ride 3 Review

    28th July 2014

    Skechers GOrun Ride 3 running shoes tested, rated and reviewed Skechers GOrun Ride 3 £74 skechers.co.uk Skechers have tweaked their impressive GOrun Ride shoes for this season, updating the sole for a smoother transition through the run cycle and adding…

  • Castelli Active Cooling Sleeveless Top Review

    20th July 2014

    Castelli Active Cooling Sleeveless top tested, rated and reviewed Castelli Active Cooling Sleeveless £45 castelli-cycling.com This interesting piece of kit from Castelli is intended to keep you cool while training or racing thanks to its Prosecco Ice fabric construction, a…

  • Smith Optics Pivlock V2 Sunglasses Review

    2nd July 2014

    Smith Optics Pivlock V2 sunglasses tested, rated and reviewed Smith Optics Pivlock V2 £120 smithoptics.com; smithoptics.com; saddleback.co.uk Smith Optics might not be as well known in the UK as abroad, but if the Pivlock V2 is anything to go by,…

  • Helly Hansen 2 in 1 Jacket Review

    19th June 2014

    Helly Hansen 2 in 1 jacket tested, rated and reviewed Helly Hansen 2 in 1 jacket £120 hellyhansen.com Triathlon challenges the wardrobe like no other activity. The Helly Hansen Windfoil 2 in 1 jacket/gilet usefully blocks the breezes encountered while…

  • Nike Lunarglide +5 Running Shoes Review

    15th June 2014

    Nike Lunarglide +5 running shoes tested, rated and reviewed Nike Lunarglide +5 £90 nike.com Nike’s Lunarlon midsole tech continues to win runners over with its soft, but not mushy, cushioning. The new, marginally lighter (260g) Lunarglide +5, uses a similar…

  • On Cloud Running Shoes Review

    14th June 2014

    On Cloud running shoes tested, rated and reviewed On Cloud £110 On-running.com On’s newest running shoes replace the rounded cloud lugs of the rest of the range – which have teeth to grip together on impact – with broader, squarer…

  • 2XU Quad Compression Sleeves Review

    9th June 2014

    Compression quad sleeves from 2XU tested, rated and reviewed 2XU Quad Sleeves £35 2xushop.co.uk Compression gear isn’t new, but we found that these quad sleeves from 2XU make the experience much more comfortable. There’s no annoying waistband or groin chafing…

  • Inov-8 Tri-X-treme 225 Shoes Review

    21st May 2014

    Inov-8’s Tri-X-treme 225 triathlon-specific running shoes tested, rated and reviewed Inov-8 Tri-X-treme 225 £120 inov-8.com The 225 is the lighter, racier option in Inov-8’s tri-specific running shoe pairing. A neutral shoe with a 6mm footbed and 3mm heel to toe…