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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 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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18278769 1539777909390508 7427079273783987603 o Hoka Clayton 2 Review 6th September 2017

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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Felly Fun Run Number Front Runner Felly Fun Run 20th August 2017

Front Runner Felly Fun Run - Charity Event The inaugural Front Runner Felly Fun Run will be run as part of the Dig Deep Series Weekend. Taking place before the adults 10k and 12.12 races on the morning Sunday 20th August. There will be a...

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21267761 10159444770805314 537006867 o Peak Skyline Race Report - Jake Lane 6th August 2017

On the 6th of August 130 runners line up on a school sports field in Buxton. At 8 am they are set off on the Peak Skyline (formerly the Peak Skyrace), a 48 km race with 2000 m of ascent (that’s 29.7 miles and 6560 ft of ascent in old money)....

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Salomon Sense Ride w1 Salomon Sense Ride Review 25th July 2017

Salomon - Sense Ride Review The Sense Ride arrived in store in June. In search of a shoe to run the Snowdonia Trail Marathon in I quickly ear-marked the Ride as a potential runner.The combination of ample stack heights, 8mm drop, a great...

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18697663 10158667002210137 413476210 o HOKA ONE ONE ARAHI : REVIEW 1st July 2017

HOKA ONE ONE Arahi Review   The kings of cushioning, Hoka One One have recently added the first out and out “support” shoes into their line in the Arahi and Gaviota. This has been long awaited foray for individuals like myself that love...

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