HAPPY NEW YEAR! In the spirit of self-renewal that’s common at this time of year, you’ll notice a few differences in this issue, as we’ve refreshed the design and sprinkled in a few new ideas.
But rest easy, loyal readers! We will continue to deliver the best advice on training, nutrition, racing, injuryprevention and gear. Columnists Sam, Paul and Jo are all still here, Rave Run is still at the front and I’m a Runner remains at the back.
The changes we have made are designed to make RW more useful and reflective of what’s happening in the sport. Because running is an increasingly social activity – whether via good old-fashioned human contact or social media – you’ll find an expanded Human Race section ( p23). We’ve beefed up the Coach section with new columnists focused on runners of all levels and nutrition. We’ve also moved race listings out of the magazine to live solely on the RW website, since searching online does a much better job of finding a race to match each runner’s criteria. To balance this, we’ve introduced a new regular called The Start List, a curated list of the month’s must-do races (p108).
Most importantly: regardless of how far or fast you run, this magazine is for you. If history is any guide, there will be lots of opinions on how good/ idiotic the changes are, and I look forward to hearing them. We, too, have come a long way, but are always striving to do more.