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Women's Running December 2020

Marathoner, jogger or racer, Women’s Running magazine prepares you for any distance no matter your running style or ability. Looking for the most suitable trainers and apparel to make every run rewarding? Or perhaps expert tips on how to boost your stamina and improve your energy levels? Look no further than a super informative, digital subscription to Women’s Running magazine! Every issue offers a full scope into the world of running - from sections on gym training and healthy nutrition to running fashions and running events for women of all ages. Discover everything you need to take your running to the next level. Maximise every run with the ultimate monthly motivational guide - subscribe to Women’s Running today!

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United Kingdom
Anthem Publishing
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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min

You lot are amazing, did you know that? Well you are. And here’s just one small reason why. A couple of months ago we asked you to vote in our annual Reader Awards. These Awards are incredibly important because they’re yours: it’s not us, or a shoe brand or a shop that has dictated who has won – it’s you. And because it’s you, it means so much more to every winner than any other running award. This year, things have been very, very different, and you have voted in your thousands, and you’ve voted with your hearts. We asked you who your very favourite people in running were, and who inspired you the most this year. We asked you what your favourite running shoes and gear were, and about the…

2 min
we couldn’t have done it without…

Rachel Ifans Having trained for the Bath Half Marathon at the beginning of the year, Rachel is really loving her running again. She always enjoys running most after training for a race, because she can explore new paths and take the pressure offin terms of distance and speed. This year, she’s bought herself a treat, the amazing OS Maps app. This issue, Rachel has been getting festive and compiled our brilliant gift guide on page 44. There’s something in it for every runner! Lisa Jackson Lisa Jackson has been a Women’s Running contributor since our second issue, having completed two 56-mile ultras and 108 marathons – and come last in 25. She is the author of Running Made Easy and the award-winning Your Pace or Mine?, which is now available as an audiobook.…

5 min

MUIR IN THE RUNNING FOR TITLE UK track star nominated for Female World Athlete of the Year 2020 We’re brimming with pride for Scottish runner Laura Muir, whose achievements stood out on the global stage this year, despite the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic. Laura was undefeated in three 1500m races this summer and ran a world-leading 3:57.40 over the distance. There are 10 nominees for Female World Athlete of the Year, all selected by an international panel of experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of World Athletics. Other nominees included Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey, who set a world record of 14:06.62 over 5000m, Sifan Hassan, Netherlands, who ran a record time of 18,930m in the one-hour run and a European record of 29:36.67 over 10,000m (the fourth fastest performance in history), Peres…

3 min
new gear

Mix and match The time of year is here when cosy hats are essential for venturing outdoors. Keep your ears and head snug and warm with the Look Like Cool Cashmere Beanie, featuring detachable pom poms so you can change your look (there are seven colours available to buy). With such a luxuriously soft blend as well as these fabulous pom poms, you will look super cute whatever you’re wearing, whatever the weather. There are many different colours and styles of beanie to choose from, too. Plus it’s easy to fold the hat down to increase coverage. £38, looklikecool.com Get yourself seen Your commute run just got 100 per cent, and 1,000 lumens, safer! With the Proviz Reflect360 Backpack – new to this winter’s high-vis range – you’ll get personalised comfort with their multiple…

3 min
stop feeling dizzy when i run?

Running should be a positive experience: you run to get fit; you run with friends, colleagues or fellow athletes to be sociable and to push yourself to new levels of fitness; you run because you want to be out in the countryside, breathe fresh air, escape the day-to-day; you run because you enjoy the burst of endorphins and ‘getting in the zone’ – or a combination of the above. Minor discomforts and injuries tend to be part and parcel of this experience, including the odd muscle or ligament twinge or occasional light-headedness. But if you get regular dizzy spells, especially if there are other worrying symptoms such as chest pain, severe headaches or projectile vomiting, or if it’s suddenly a new symptom and you’ve been running for a long time, you…

3 min

Time to switch off and relax If anxiety and distractions are preventing you from getting your essential sleep, the Made For Life Organics Sleep Ritual set, featuring a calming room spray with blended organic rose, lavender, chamomile and mood-boosting orange, plus a luxuriously soft sleep mask, is the perfect pre-sleep routine. Switch off your screens, spray the relaxing mist around your bedroom, on your bedding and pillows, then pop on the cocooning mask before you start dreaming about next year’s PBs. £25, madeforlifeorganics.com Wearable device stimulates nerves to block period pain No more relying on pain killers and hot water bottles; with a Livia device, micro-pulses keep the nerves ‘busy’ and block the signals that cause pain, stimulating nerves and blocking cramps. No drugs, chemicals or tolerance build-up. Clinical studies have shown 90 per…