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Would you ditch your Garmin for an Apple watch?

The new Apple watch promises to get you fit with all kinds of new gadgets like an integrated heart rate monitor and friendly reminders to GET OFF YOUR ASS AND RUN but would you ditch your trusty Garmin... View the comments

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



Total Votes:139

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Is the Great North Run better than the London Marathon?

To kick off this months North v. South challenge we want to know who has the best runs! What do you think? Is the Great North Run a far superior event to the London Marathon? Vote Yes if you think... View the comments

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



Total Votes:72

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Should we give up meat?

A panel in the States has come to the conclusion that people should eat a diet higher in plants, fruits and grains because it is healthier and has a lower environmental impact....perhaps we should just... View the comments

Debate Started: 20 Feb 2015, Debate Closing: 20 Feb 2025



Total Votes:200

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Are smartphone apps better than fitness trackers?

A recent study has found that fitness trackers just aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, but do you trust the accuracy of apps? View the comments

Debate Started: 13 Feb 2015, Debate Closing: 13 Feb 2025



Total Votes:94

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Can you be healthy and overweight?

Is the number that shows on the scales indicative of how healthy a person is? Or is it ridiculous to assume that someone who's overweight can't be as fit and healthy as a slimmer counterpart? View the comments

Debate Started: 08 Jan 2015, Debate Closing: 08 Jan 2025



Total Votes:263

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Is it too OTT to run on Christmas Day?

Is running on Christmas day all a bit too much? Should the day just be spent eating, drinking and being merry, or is there nothing wrong with getting in a cheeky run? View the comments

Debate Started: 18 Dec 2014, Debate Closing: 18 Dec 2114



Total Votes:307

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Is it OK to spit when running?

As unpleasant as spitting is, the need to spit is often unavoidable when running outside. This week, the London Councils have approved £80 fines for spitting in public places, but is it OK to... View the comments

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



Total Votes:445

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Is it too cold to run?

After a mild autumn, temperatures are set to plummet this weekend in to minus figures. But will the chill be enough to stop you running? Vote now! View the comments

Debate Started: 03 Dec 2014, Debate Closing: 03 Dec 2024



Total Votes:118

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Is Christmas too commercialised?

People went crazy this week over Black Friday bargains, and Cyber Monday is still to come. Is this all just too much, and is Christmas becoming far too commercialised? View the comments

Debate Started: 28 Nov 2014, Debate Closing: 28 Nov 2024



Total Votes:125

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Should we keep debates?

There are some exciting changes coming to The Running Bug, and we want to know whether you'd like us to keep debates as part of the site. So if you could, well, debate the debates. Comment on why... View the comments

Debate Started: 20 Nov 2014, Debate Closing: 20 Nov 2024



Total Votes:85

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