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Is it more enjoyable running alone?

Running is often seen as a solitary sport, and many would argue that to achieve the best performance - and even gain the most enjoyment - it's better to head out on your own. But not everyone runs alone... View the comments

Debate Started: 16 Apr 2014, Debate Closing: 16 Apr 2024
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88%For

12%Against

Total Votes:170

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Is it appropriate for men to run shirtless when the sun is out?

In the last few weeks the sun has started shining and it seems that winter is finally on it's way out. With spring in full swing and summer around the corner is it acceptable for men to run topless... View the comments

Debate Started: 21 Mar 2014, Debate Closing: 21 Mar 2024

37%For

63%Against

Total Votes:295

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A rewarding post run drink is more satisfying than post run food

This week we're asking you to Reward you Run We want to know if you look forward to a refreshing post run drink more than a tasty food reward. Vote yes if you agree View the comments

Debate Started: 12 Mar 2014, Debate Closing: 12 Mar 2024

82%For

18%Against

Total Votes:95

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Will Mo win the London Marathon?

Do you think Mo Farah will win this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon? Some suggest the double olympic and world champion is Britain's greatest ever athlete, but he'll face stiff competition... View the comments

Debate Started: 05 Mar 2014, Debate Closing: 05 Mar 2024

36%For

64%Against

Total Votes:76

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Should stretching be part of your running regime?

The benefits of stretching a well known, and whilst some runners insist on warming up and cooling down, others prefer to simply hit the road. Do you think stretching is an essential part of running... View the comments

Debate Started: 26 Feb 2014, Debate Closing: 26 Feb 2024

71%For

29%Against

Total Votes:210

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Are protein shakes good for runners?

We're told that protein shakes can help us to recover, build muscle and even lose weight, but do runners really benefit from taking them? Or do you think most of us consume enough protein in our daily... View the comments

Debate Started: 19 Feb 2014, Debate Closing: 19 Feb 2024

75%For

25%Against

Total Votes:127

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Is Twitter better than Facebook?

Is Twitter better than Facebook? If you think Twitter is better vote For. But if you prefer Facebook, vote Against. Vote and comment now! And don't forget to click on the links below to follow us... View the comments

Debate Started: 12 Feb 2014, Debate Closing: 12 Feb 2024

29%For

71%Against

Total Votes:68

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You get more from running with a GPS tracker

Does keeping check of your pace help you to go faster and motivate you to run more? Or do you get just as much from your run if you go by how you feel? Have you say now View the comments

Debate Started: 05 Feb 2014, Debate Closing: 05 Feb 2024

97%For

3%Against

Total Votes:126

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Does exercising make you eat more?

It seems obvious; we burn more calories, we should want to eat more. However, a recent review of studies suggests that exercise doesn't actually increase calorie consumption . Researchers conclude... View the comments

Debate Started: 29 Jan 2014, Debate Closing: 29 Jan 2024

71%For

29%Against

Total Votes:155

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Are fitness trackers helping people to become healthier?

These days, there are a whole host of fitness tracking products that tell you how many calories you've consumed and how many you've burnt off. Do you think these fitness trackers are helping people... View the comments

Debate Started: 22 Jan 2014, Debate Closing: 22 Jan 2024

94%For

6%Against

Total Votes:113

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