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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.

IMAGE-COMING-SOON Brooks Running - Levitate 2 Review 19th February 2019

Brooks Running - Levitate 2 Review The Levitate 2 is Brooks’ new shoe with polyurethane (PU) cushioning. PU midsole capturesthe energy that you put into it when strikingthe ground and returnsit as you push off, giving you a little boost (in...

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Tigger Tor 2019-380 Tigger Tor - Alex's first fell race 5th February 2019

Tigger Tor 2019 - Alex's account of his first fell race Sheffield is the first place I’ve lived where fell running is a serious deal, and working alongside Steve got me curious about it. Tigger Tor is a classic race and the first of the Totley...

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Front Runner On Running  - Cloudsurfer review A very honest review from Matt on the new Cloudsurfer... I love trying new stuff so when these came along, with the different looking soles, I got straight into them and took them for a spin. ...

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IMAGE-COMING-SOON New Opening Hours for 2019 18th December 2018

New Opening Hours 2019 As of the 2nd of January 2019 we will be altering our opening hours. Since opening in December 2013 we have operated the same hours of business, we always had a funny day on a Monday where we opened 2pm - 6pm. The reason...

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IMAGE-COMING-SOON Front Runner 5th Birthday 10th December 2018

This week marks five years of Front Runner. We opened on the 7th of December 2013, it hasn't been an easy five years by any stretch. We've learnt many lessons the hard way and had to overcome a number of hurdles. One particular pokey hurdle...

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IMAGE-COMING-SOON Altra Running Blog 4th October 2018

Altra Running Shoes Bringing new brands into the store is always big deal, generally our shoe selection might be considered to be quite ‘classic’ however over the last year or so we’ve brought in some less well known brands such as Icebug,...

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Napes Needle Lake District - Classic Rock Challenge 19th July 2018

Lake District Classic Rock Challenge 2018 The Challenge consists of climbing the 15 Lake District routes from Ken Wilson’s 1978 book ‘Classic Rock’. To crank the challenge up a notch you have to run between the routes and aren't allowed...

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Ultimate Direction V4 Ultimate Direction Version 4.0 8th February 2018

Ultimate Direction Version 4.0 Review and Overview Ultimate Direction have been at the forefront of race vests since their conception. They seem to be continually looking at ways to improve the products. In my opinion Spring ’18 sees the...

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SAXX Kinetic Orange 5 Christmas Gift Ideas from Front Runner 15th December 2017

5 Christmas Gift Ideas from Front Runner Are you stuck for ideas of what to get your other half, dad, mum or sibling for Christmas?  Hopefully this list of alternative gifts might help! First up is a gift for Him. SAXX are an American brand...

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Hoka Clayton 2 - Review Having clocked up 200km in my Clayton 2s the shoe has proved it's worth as a brilliant piece of footwear and one I relish putting on in the morning. Originally I bought the Clayton 2 to use for my recovery runs on firmer...

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