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Welcome to the Front Runner blog. Here you’ll find picture stories, GPS logs and general musing of our favourite routes, races and training sessions. We’ll publish race results from all those racing as part of the Front Runner team. We’ll also include product reviews highlighting the very best of what’s new at Front Runner.

2014-02-10 10.33.27 Kahtoola Microspikes review 25th September 2014

Kahtoola Microspikes Review The great thing about  the British climes is they always keep you on your toes (pun intended). Last winter was mild for most of the UK. However, if you wanted to find some of the white stuff there was plenty out...

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IMAGE-COMING-SOON Smartwool Merino Wool 22nd September 2014

By now most people who have an interest in the outdoors will have heard of Merino Wool and how as a natural fiber it aids comfort and performance. Incase you haven’t however (your not alone), here is my little lowdown on all things Merino. I...

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La Sportiva Helios SR Front Runner toe box La Sportiva Helios SR Review 20th September 2014

I saw the  samples of the La Sportiva Helios SR a couple of months back and was really impressed with the potential this shoe had, especially with in the UK market.  We received our test sample a couple of days ago and I've put a fair few...

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Charlotte Jelleyman Scientist Nutrition, energy gels & Huma gel review 17th September 2014

I'd like to introduce our Guest Blogger this week.... Charlotte is a friend of Mark's and mine from our undergraduate course in Sports Science at Bangor University. Charlotte has gone on to become an exceptional academic, taking a particular...

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IMG 7424 Great Longstone Chase Fell Race Report 9th September 2014

The Great Longstone Chase Fell Race It appears the first weekend of September is a good one if ......you're a runner, your surname is Franklin and you're associated with a shop in Sheffield called Front Runner.  John had a good, albeit ugly...

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Swineshead 10km Swineshead 10 Race Report 9th September 2014

Swineshead 10 Race Report The Good, the Bad and the Ugly The Good – another win in the bag and, apparently, the quickest time on the course for about a decade. Plus it was wonderful to travel with Serpentine RC; it's been a while since I've...

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DSC 0127 Socks socks and more socks 5th September 2014

This blog might not be the most exciting or riveting but considering how many people come in the shop and ask about socks, I thought it’s be worth reviewing a few. A good sock choice can make a massive difference to your comfort on any run....

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Pearl Izumi Shoes 2 New Pearl Izumi Stock! 4th September 2014

Pearl Izumi at Front Runner With bold colours and simple clean design, they look awesome and better yet they're great to run in.  We've got practically the whole E:Motion range in store - Men's and Women's, Road and Trail, Neutral and...

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