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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 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:728

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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:485

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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



Total Votes:403

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Is the 5:2 fasting diet a healthy way to lose weight?

It seems like everyone is on the 5:2 fasting diet at the moment. Eat normally for five days a week and eat just 500 (600 for men) calories for the remaining two. It's supposed to be a great way to lose... View the comments

Debate Started: 10 Sep 2013, Debate Closing: 10 Sep 2023



Total Votes:398

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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



Total Votes:317

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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:299

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Running in Snow

The weather has turned bitter and cold and this week much of the country saw it's first snow flurry of the year. The snow may put many of you off running and it can be dangerous with the ice. Is there... View the comments

Debate Started: 15 Jan 2013, Debate Closing: 29 Jan 2024



Total Votes:295

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Morning is the Best Time to Run

A run in the morning is a great way to prepare for the day ahead but running straight after waking could mean a slow start and difficulty establishing some sort of rhythm. Vote for or against below... View the comments

Debate Started: 30 Oct 2012, Debate Closing: 13 Nov 2023



Total Votes:290

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Can you be gorgeous AND fat?

Weight loss expert Steve Miller has said it's ludicrous that Tess Holliday, the first size 26 supermodel 'can be gorgeous and fat' . What do you think? Is it possible to be very overweight and gorgeous... View the comments

Debate Started: 11 Jun 2015, Debate Closing: 11 Jun 2022



Total Votes:271

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