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A Short History of The Running Vest

With the weather warming up gradually, most of us will have already started to trade in our leggings and long-sleeve thermals for t-shirts, shorts and, one of our favourites, the...

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26 Fun Facts About Marathons

From horses to outer space, there's a fun fact for every mile.

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What to Wear When You're Running a Marathon

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned marathoner, choosing the right kit for a spring marathon such as London is a really important decision.  The absolute golden rule is to...

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Best Runs in Tokyo - Imperial Palace and Yoyogi Park

When you run in Japan you have the impression of a nation of runners. There is a long history of great long distance runners and one of the sporting highlights...

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A Brief History of the Hoodie

Few style evolutions have been as remarkable as that of the hooded sweatshirt.  From its origins in Medieval Europe to its powerful presence in today’s fashion world, the hoodie has...

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Memorable Running Scenes from Films

If you think that the beating heart of cinema is defined by the petrol-fuelled antics of Fast and Furious or The French Connection, look away now because, for us, the...

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How to Train for a Marathon with a Busy Schedule

With a busy working schedule, regular business trips abroad and a family, it can be hard to fit in training for a Marathon. Since running my first official marathon –...

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How to Pace for a Marathon - Training and in the Race

So you've sealed your Marathon place and started chalking up the training miles. But have you set yourself a race target and how do you start training towards this goal?...

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The Classic Hooded Sweatshirt

The Classic Hooded Sweatshirt - a versatile garment for any runner’s wardrobe The iconic hooded grey sweatshirt has long been an essential item for many a runner’s wardrobe. This timeless...

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6 Must-Read Running Biographies

There’s nothing I like more than curling up with a good running book, especially after a hard run.  In fact, I’m such a running book nerd, I’ve forced myself to...

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10 Things that Could Make or Break your Marathon Abroad

Taking part in a marathon abroad can be an incredible experience. You may get to take in amazing scenery and enjoy electric atmospheres, but only if you can avoid a number...

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Style Inspiration for New Year Running Resolutions

Ignite your imagination with Iffley Road’s Instagrammers Did you make a New Year running resolution? Whether you were looking to start running, challenge yourself with a race, beat your personal...

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6 Gym Exercises to Help Build Strength for Running

Training for running events by running, as you’d probably expect, is a very good idea. It’s pretty much a necessity in fact, if you want to maintain, improve and progress...

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Introducing the Iffley Road x Vivobarefoot range

We’re delighted to launch a new range of kit developed in collaboration with Vivobarefoot, a leading minimalist footwear brand. The kit comprises technical drirelease running t-shirts and vests developed originally...

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How to Become Part of The Running Community

When I began running in 2011 little did I know I was joining such an incredible community. As I ran my first half marathon, The Ruby Run in Devon, I...

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Top Tips for New Runners

Top tips for new runners Your 2017 new year’s resolutions may include starting running.  But how can you ensure that running becomes part of your life rather than part of...

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Try a new challenge in 2017

What are you going to do differently in 2017?   There’s no better way to reignite your love of running by trying a new challenge.

In this week’s blog #TeamIffley ambassador Tim Lambert writes about how he changed from disenchanted marathoner to full time ultra runner.

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How to run faster in 2017

What are you going to do differently this year to improve your running?  We all make resolutions; to stick more rigidly to our training schedules, to do some core work...

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The virtues of the Christmas day run

Over the last few years I have opted to lace up my running trainers and head out into the cold for a run on Christmas Day. To non-runners (including most...

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Complimentary 2017 Calendar with every order in December

  We are offering a complimentary 2017 calendar with all orders this December.  Packed with great photos, key race dates and inspirational quotes they're the perfect excuse to start planning...

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