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Getting into running? Get the right shoes!


Getting into running? Get the right shoes!

It’s almost the new year. What a time to kickstart a new decade with a great new hobby. If you’re getting into running, we want you to start as easily as possible, and enjoy your journey.

First off, you don’t need any fads, smart watches, new fancy runners, or go faster stripes. You don’t need a new pair of expensive running shoes, absolutely not. To get going, you basically need will power, and buckets of it.

When you’re starting out, you may have a pair of old runners or trainers which will get you started. These old runners will be with you on the start of your journey. When you’re a couple of weeks in, and find this is the past-time for you, then that is the right time to start thinking of getting a new pair of runners!

So how do you decide which pair to buy! Well, it will depend on the distance you’re doing, your foot pronation, but above all, how comfortable you feel in a new pair of runners. Take it from me, I am an absolute guinea pig for trying fads and new runners. I’ve tried Nike, Puma, Asics, Saucony, New Balance, Mizuno, Adidas, the list will go on.

Everyone online can be an expert. That is why our advice is to go to a shop like The Run Hub or Run Logic. Instead of choosing runners based only on online reviews, I went into a running shop in Dublin, and spoke to the expert there. I told them I was hoping to run a few marathons over the coming months, and they asked me to run for 2 minutes on a treadmill as part of gait analysis.

This whole chat took 5 minutes. Their advice was based on my style of running. I would never have chosen these runners based on online reviews, we always tend to want the “best”. The question really is, who are they the best runners for?

Our advice is if you’re getting into running, don’t rush into getting new shoes, but when you do, go to your local running shop, and get their advice!

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Paddy is the founder of Run Republic. Paddy has run 14 marathons and 1 ultramarathon to date.

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Marathon // Europe // Germany // October

10/11/2020 // Munich, Germany // $91.00


The cityscape of the home of Munich Marathon is characterized by centuries-old buildings and numerous museums. The Bavarian capital is known for the annual Oktoberfest and it’s sportiness. In the old town on the central Marienplatz there are landmarks such as the neo-Gothic New Town Hall, whose popular carillon plays melodies and stories from the 16th century.

The city of München Marathon is a natural habitat of Mediterranean-style street cafes, highbrow art and high-tech industry, Germany’s unofficial southern capital is a flourishing success story that revels in its own contradictions. If you’re looking for Alpine clichés, they’re all here, but the Bavarian metropolis has many an unexpected sides to be discovered.

With that being said, the Munich Marathon is the place to be!!

Whoever has competed in one of the editions of München Marathon knows that tingling sensation. The concentration and tension of the runners is tangible; only subsiding when the starter’s pistol finally sounds and your sightseeing tour through Munich starts right away.





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