There's always next year

Running the marathon is one thing, sitting through the BBC coverage quite another - yesterday's annual sweatfest producing the usual mix of po-faced commentary, twee classical music and breathless interviews with a variety of pantomime animals. If you still managed to feel inspired, you might want to know about these new Nike LunarGlide+ trainers, reportedly the first shoe to offer runners both cushioning and stability thanks to something called ‘Dynamic Support’ - a patent-pending system which adapts to your every step, from the spritely bounce of the first mile or two, to the wearisome drag of number 26. £80, available from July 1 at www.nikestore.com (0800 056 1640)

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