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Does it matter what colour your running trainers are?

Some runners like to match our kit to our kicks, while the rest of us don't give a monkeys as long as our feet are comfortable. Does colourway play a key part in your kit choosing decision? Or is it... View the comments

Debate Started: 18 Oct 2016, Debate Closing: 25 Oct 2016

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Total Votes:47

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Do you run further with a partner?

Recent research says those with an exercise companion do more exercise. Do you agree? Do you run further when you buddy up? View the comments

Debate Started: 06 Oct 2016, Debate Closing: 31 Oct 2016



Total Votes:31

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Do you prefer naked running?

That made you look! We don't mean without clothes, we mean naked in a gadget sense. What's better, running gadget-free and easy or timing every single mile? Cast your votes! View the comments

Debate Started: 19 Sep 2016, Debate Closing: 23 Sep 2016



Total Votes:96

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Should you spend more than £100 on running shoes?

There's an incredible array of running shoes on the market these days in all shapes, sizes, and ranging in price from around £20 getting considerably more expensive all the way up to £200 ... View the comments

Debate Started: 03 May 2016, Debate Closing: 03 May 2026



Total Votes:143

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Should male and female runners receive equal pay at major events?

The debate on equal pay in sport has been raging recently, with some arguing that it's right that men should fight for a bigger pot of prize money because they attract more TV viewers. Others say unequal... View the comments

Debate Started: 29 Mar 2016, Debate Closing: 25 Apr 2017



Total Votes:95

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Should you acknowledge other runners when you run past them?

When you pass another runner whether you're overtaking or they're coming towards you from the other direction, do you acknowledge them with a friendly wave or nod? What do you think, should you acknowledge... View the comments

Debate Started: 16 Mar 2016, Debate Closing: 16 Mar 2026



Total Votes:1128

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Is McDonald’s healthy?

Teacher, John Cisna, ate McDonald's everyday for 90 DAYS and lost nearly 60 pounds. Now he's sharing his 'weight loss plan' in US schools. So what do you think? Can McDonald's be healthy? View the comments

Debate Started: 19 Oct 2015, Debate Closing: 19 Oct 2025



Total Votes:77

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Are slo-mo fitness classes better than high intensity workouts?

According to the Evening Standard Londoners are swapping high-intensity workouts for slo-mo fitness classes like candlelit yoga and leisurely weight lifting sessions to counteract the effects of their... View the comments

Debate Started: 06 Oct 2015, Debate Closing: 06 Oct 2025



Total Votes:26

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Would you take drugs to win?

There's lots in the news at the moment about athletes doping to win... Hands on heart, can you honestly say you'd NEVER take drugs to win? View the comments

Debate Started: 16 Sep 2015, Debate Closing: 16 Sep 2025



Total Votes:64

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Should body shaming be illegal?

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has called for body shaming to be made illegal in hopes to end the trend to publicly criticise others over their looks stating it can be damaging to the younger generation. ... View the comments

Debate Started: 03 Sep 2015, Debate Closing: 03 Sep 2025



Total Votes:40

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