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  • Headtorches we like

    Headtorches we like

    24th February 2016

    Don’t let darkness keep you indoors. These headtorches for runners mean you can train at any time of the evening. Petzl Myo £80 petzl.com Powered by three AA batteries there’s no danger of running out of light with the Myo – just carry spare…

  • Riders in the storm

    Riders in the storm

    16th December 2015

    Beat the breeze, the chill and the damp with a new cycling jacket to see you through autumn and winter. 1 Endura FS260-Pro Jestream III, £72.99, endurasport.com Striking a mid ground between a flyweight summer jacket and a heavily insulated winter jacket, the FS260-Pro is ideal for…

  • Travelling light

    Travelling light

    7th December 2015

    So what exactly should you pack for an epic 20,000km bike tour from London to Cape Town?

  • Travelling light

    Travelling light

    2nd December 2015

    So what exactly should you pack for an epic 20,000km bike tour from London to Cape Town? Here’s the kit list packed by adventurers Emily Conrad-Pickles and James Davis for their year-long mission.  Gear selection is critical for a 12-month cycling expedition that will cross…

  • Warm waters need cooler drinks

    Warm waters need cooler drinks

    1st December 2015

    Triathletes and open water swimmers competing in tropical open waters should make time to drink during long course events to decrease their core temperature and improve their speed.  “Although it may take longer for swimmers to drink more, the time spent doing so may be compensated…

  • DNA test to avoid a DNF

    DNA test to avoid a DNF

    30th November 2015

    Analysis of your genes can provide a shortcut to finding your ideal training programme. Access to state of the art science is helping everyday athletes answer intriguing questions about training and performance. DNA testing is providing a deeper level of understanding about the types…

  • Science In Sport Black Friday/Cyber Monday offer

    Science In Sport Black Friday/Cyber Monday offer

    25th November 2015

    Science in Sport is offering a boost to your fitness regime with a buy-one-get-one-free offer on all tubs as the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales hit the SiS website on Friday 27 November and Monday 30 November. The offer covers GO Electrolyte, Whey Protein…

  • Cyclo-cross bikes

    Cyclo-cross bikes

    25th November 2015

    Cyclo-cross is the answer to getting your winter bike fix. But which of our three bikes on test offers the best introduction to fast and furious off-road action over the darker months? As the nights draw in and the weather turns, perhaps it’s natural that many…

  • This month’s top 5 gear

    This month’s top 5 gear

    23rd November 2015

    The kit we’ve been relying on to get us fitter, faster and healthier. 1 Training Food, Renee McGregor, £7.80 eatwellfeelfab.co.uk/training-food  Science never fired my imagination at school, especially after we had to dissect a bull’s eye. Now though, I’m desperate to understand anything scientific that’ll improve my…

  • Fitstar app now available on Android

    Fitstar app now available on Android

    19th November 2015

    FitStar‘s mobile, video-based fitness app, FitStar Personal Trainer is now available for Android users in the UK. A recipient of Apple’s Editors’ Choice Award, as well as an App Store Best of 2013 and Best of 2014 product, FitStar Personal Trainer crafts personalised…