SING THROUGH YOUR STITCH

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The Soundtrack gang hit the Thames path in London

Bacon and maple syrup – a combo you wouldn’t think would work until you tried it. Here’s another one for you – singing and running. Find out why they’re a winning pair in a piece I’ve written for the Guardian running blog about Sountrack, a new club that combines the two, here: http://bit.ly/1nQL0T9. Do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, RUN!

VITALS: guardian.com, @LifeandStyle; soundtrackrunning.com, @RunSoundtrack

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WOMAN WITH EDGE: LYNSEY SHARP

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Lynsey storming the track at London 2012. Photo by Mark Shearman.

As the Commonwealth Games kick off in Glasgow, Fitphernalia catches up with 800m medal contender Lynsey Sharp

No doubt about it, the 800m was the worst event in sports day. I had to do it once. I think I got over the humiliation of puffing, cherry-faced around the track in front of the whole school some time in 2013.

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THE FINE ART OF RUNNING IN A ONESIE

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Me and pals Christina and Vici with Michaela Strachan; me roaring to go; muscle-soothing Tiger Balm; the much-deserved medal

There are a lot of things that seem like a good idea at the time but that you later live to regret: crowdsurfing, tattoos in a language you don’t speak/read/have any known connection to, your fifth jaegerbomb (usually). Add to that running a race in a tiger onesie.

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THE FASH PACK BECOMES THE FIT PACK

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Monreal London tennis wear – one of the brands on the new Net-a-Sporter

It’s official. Being fit is the 2014 way to be fashionable. First there was the moment, earlier this year, when Lagerfeld sent models down the Chanel catwalk in trainers. Now today sees the launch of Net-a-Porter’s Net-a-Sporter (loving the pun). This sport division of the luxury fashion retailer will stock 37 active wear brands, including some surprisingly affordable lines (hurrah!). There really is no doubt anymore – wearing a crumpled old gardening t-shirt and deflated velour joggers to the gym is passé people.*

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TREND: VIVA BRAZIL FEVER

As the World Cup rolls into the quarter finals, football fever may have abated in Blighty. ‘Brazil Big Band Drums‘ have already been relegated to the cut-price section at Sainsbury’s. Air horns have run out of steam. One more easy conversation starter has bitten the dust. But never fear, the carnival feeling lives on in the fitness world…

THE KIT: adidas Originals x Farm collection

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New from the adidas AW14 range, including parrot-inspired pieces from the Farm collaboration

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