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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

80%For

20%Against

Total Votes:295

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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:289

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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

48%For

52%Against

Total Votes:263

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Is it too hot to run?

Britain is - for once - enjoying a proper summertime with temperatures soaring. But how has this affected runners? Is it too hot to run? If you think it is too hot to run, vote For. If you think... View the comments

Debate Started: 09 Jul 2013, Debate Closing: 09 Jul 2023

14%For

86%Against

Total Votes:235

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Running on Christmas Day

Are you planning on running Christmas Day? If so when are you going - before or after the turkey? Will you manage it? Are for or against running on Christmas Day? Vote below. View the comments

Debate Started: 20 Dec 2012, Debate Closing: 03 Jan 2023

84%For

16%Against

Total Votes:216

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We Are Not Alone in the Universe

By popular request we have decided to mix the Debate section up a bit and throw in some non running related topics. This could be the greatest idea you guys have had, or a complete disaster – let’s... View the comments

Debate Started: 25 Jan 2013, Debate Closing: 08 Feb 2024

86%For

14%Against

Total Votes:209

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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:209

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Is it acceptable for men to run in tights?

This week we've got a rather special BugDebate for you -- we're offering amazing Gore Running Wear prizes for the best comments! Up for grabs is a women's Gore Essential GT blue jacket in a size 12... View the comments

Debate Started: 12 Jun 2013, Debate Closing: 12 Jun 2023

85%For

15%Against

Total Votes:208

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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

68%For

32%Against

Total Votes:205

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Is it safe to run in the dark?

As the nights continue to draw in more and more of us are lacing up our shoes and running in the dark. But is it safe? Whether you run in the dark in the early hours of the morning, or after work... View the comments

Debate Started: 09 Oct 2013, Debate Closing: 09 Oct 2023

88%For

12%Against

Total Votes:201

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