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August 16, 2018
A Short History of the Polo Shirt
Did you know that the first ever polo shirt was designed for tennis not polo?  The first ever polo shirt was actually designed for tennis by René Lacoste. Finding “tennis...
Claire Kent
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May 05, 2018
The History of the Running Vest

The 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...
Iffley Road
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January 19, 2018
Make a Date with Your Diary

Make a Date with Your Diary

This week, we hear from Dr Matt Long, editorial contributor to Athletics Weekly magazine who gives his thoughts on the benefits of keeping a handwritten training log. In this very Journal on...
Dr matt long
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September 20, 2017
The Greatest Barefoot Runners of all Time

The Greatest Barefoot Runners of all Time

These days “barefoot running” has become synonymous with wearing minimalist shoes. However this was not always the case.  There are a handful of elite runners who made it to the...
Iffley Road
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June 05, 2017
A Short History of Running Kit

A Short History of Running Kit

If you watch any running race these days, it’s striking how much variation there is in what runners choose to wear. Club vests, charity tee shirts, lycra leggings and compression...
Iffley Road
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May 04, 2017
6 Great British Milers

6 Great British Milers

We launched Iffley Road on 6 May 2013, the anniversary of first sub 4- minute mile at the Iffley Road track in Oxford.  To celebrate our anniversary, this week’s blog...
Iffley Road
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March 23, 2017
26 Fun Facts About Marathons

26 Fun Facts About Marathons

We bring you 26 facts about the Marathon. From horses to outer space, we've got a fun fact for every mile of this classic race distance. 
Iffley Road
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March 02, 2017
History of the hoodie

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...
Bill Byrne
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May 17, 2016
Icons

Icons

On the anniversary of the 4 minute mile and our own second anniversary we wanted to celebrate some of Britain’s most iconic runners in a new and unusual way...

Iffley Road
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April 24, 2015
Marathon Legends

Marathon Legends

To mark the London Marathon, we thought it was time to think about which marathoners have become Legends. We wanted to do a Top 10 but, with so many great contenders, it proved impossible. Here are 25 Marathon Legends...

Iffley Road
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July 04, 2014
Fourth of July

Fourth of July

To celebrate American Independence Day, we present four gifts we believe the USA has brought the running community…

Iffley Road
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