Trueform Runner £ 5,435
BEST FOR Competitive runners and hardcore track racers. THE GOOD The Trueform Runner looks much like the Woodway Curve (p94), and is powered the same way: you are the motor that drives the belt by engaging your backside muscles. It’s hand-built, with a very solid frame and realistic running surface that lasts far longer than a typical treadmill belt. Plus, with no motor or electrical components, there are fewer parts to break down over the life of the machine. We loved the fact that it comes available in different run surfaces depending on your needs. Our test model had a running- track surface, which allowed testers to train in spikes for a mile race, but it’s also available with a rubberised belt or a turf surface (football and rugby players can warm up in their studs). THE GRIPE Testers found the 43cm-wide running surface too narrow; they had to concentrate to stay centred on the belt. RUNNING SURFACE 43cm x 163cm MAXIMUM SPEED N/ A MAXIMUM INCLINE None PROGRAMMES None MOTOR None BUY bulldoggear. eu
The Trueform’s curved surface requires good form – a slight lean and landing with your feet below you.