Inside the October 2021 issue of Women's Running - Women's Running

Inside the October 2021 issue of Women’s Running

Author: Holly Taylor

The October issue of Women's Running for 2021 is out now! Here's what's in store...

In the October issue of Women’s Running we’ve got a lot to celebrate! First of all it’s the 2021 Women’s Running Product Awards, and our chance to shine a light on the best shoes, clothing, tech and nutrition for women in 2021 – our panel of testers spent the summer rigorously testing all the gear so you don’t have to, and now the results are in. We also celebrate the power of group running with our wonderful cover stars who include the founding members of Black Girls Do Run UK. They talk to us about how their community has supported them and enabled them to run distances they never thought possible, and how they are using their community to encourage more black women to run. And we’re also celebrating marathon season! The London Marathon is taking place on the 3rd October, firmly in the middle of the global marathon season, and we cannot wait for what feels like a return to some sort of racing normality. We look at how you can minimise surprises on the day itself and, if you’ve been inspired by the London Marathon, how you can start training right now for an injury-free and super strong spring marathon. Happy running!

Here are the highlights…

PRODUCT AWARDS 2021: We reveal the winners of our annual Awards, from shoes to tech, and nutrition to skincare – these are the things you want on your Christmas list!
WARRIORS: We got the chance to speak to the four founding members of Black Girls Do Run UK on the power of group running and being part of a community.
KIT: We test shoes, tops, warmer layers and tech.
BEAT THE BLUES: How to minimise that post-run depression, so you’re ready and willing to sign up to the next one!
RACE-DAY SHOCKS: 7 surprises you might face on the day of your marathon: how to look out for them and how to minimise their impact.
TRAINING PLAN: The very best plan you’ll find to get you from 0-26.2 in just 20 weeks: slow and steady wins the EMMA CAMPBELL: Our resident columnist gears up for her second marathon alongside Bryony Gordon.

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Written by

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor is the digital editor of Women’s Running and co-host of the Women’s Running podcast, where she shares her running journey as well as the inspiring stories of women runners all over the country. She’s never been the sporty type, but running is the first time she’s felt real joy in getting active. She loves talking about running with a community of inclusive and supportive runners, and Women's Running is the perfect space for this. She's currently aiming for a half marathon PB!

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