Eight reasons why I love running

I’m totally addicted to sweaty-faced, jelly-legged, all-weather running. From massive mental health benefits and city mapping to living out Taylor Swift fantasies, these are all the reasons you should lace up your trainers and hit the city streets or woodland trails.

Why I love running

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My pick of the best British climbing walls for Red Bull

My pick of the best British climbing walls for Red Bull

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My Greentraveller’s guide to the Greek islands of Lesvos and Chios

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Review: Arcteryx Atom SL Hoody

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Places to stay: Portmeirion village, Snowdonia

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Review: Odlo Blackcomb Evolution winter base layers

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Halfords cycling essentials guide

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