We believe everyone who has young kids and wants to exercise should go running with a Running Buggy. Here a list why we love it!Read More
Helpful articles, sometimes interviews and maybe even personal experiences written by us on all things buggy running related.
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The beauty of running with a buggy is that I can do it when it suits me best. It's gives you the much needed freedom that has been taken away. Group runs are out and my running buggy is my new running buddy.Read More
Running buggies.com were lucky enough to have a chat with gorgeous northern lass, Lindsy James who is training to break the world record for Fastest Woman running with a pram (!) and baby over half marathon.Read More
Hugh Owen is a regular guy who got into running in his early twenties and went on to achieve a 2hr38min marathon PB, 1hr16min HM PB, 32Mins 10k PB. He completed his first Ironman last year and regularly run with his children in his running buggy. We talk to him to find out all about it his buggy running.Read More
How do you know what pressure to pump your tyres up to and is it the same for all running buggies?
Often getting ready for a buggy run in our house goes something like this....
Where is the blanket? Where are those breadsticks? 'Ok Heidi, I know you are nearly ready for a sleep, I'm coming'.... must remember to pack the rain cover, it looks a little grey. 'Don't cry Heidi we are nearly ready to go'...... Just need to check the tyres.... hmmm they look a little low. Cr@p another thing to do before we get out, need to pump them up... where's the pump and what pressure are this make supposed to be pumped to... eeeekkkk 'coming Heidi!!'
When your baby is ready to go out, especially for a nap, they need to get out NOW!
So here is a table of the recommended tyre pressure for all the running buggies we stock to save you some time.
(As provided to us from the manufacturers. But often this is also printed on the side of the tyre)
- Out & About Nipper Sport - 30psi
- Phil & teds Sub 4 - 40psi
- Mountain Buggy Terrain - 20-22psi
- Thule Glide & Urban glide - 30psi
And invest in a decent pump like this one.
Happy Buggy Running!
When you escape the stuffy living room penitentiary and stride into the bright outdoors with your most precious little noise machine and your dusty old trainers, you might feel somewhat nervous. I certainly did. And not just because my running gear was straining at the seams after a year of very little activity and certainly no running.
Will it damage my baby? Is my baby old enough? Do I need to run differently? These are just some of the questions that commonly run through your mind when breaking free for that first buggy run.Read More
Saturday 26th September was set to be a brilliant day for purely selfish reasons. I was playing my first game of hockey for ages (as a one off...honest!) then I was dashing to the hairdressers for the treat of cut and highlights. And THEN (there is more? I hear you say) I was off into London to party with old friends for the night AND stay away too! All this with 2 small children (9 month and 3 year old) and the husband weary from his week at work.
Maybe it was the excitement and energy that created the feeling of possibility. This morning was THE morning that I had the idea and started my business, runningbuggies.com.
Hang on. Rewind a bit. I had been a runner on and off during my twenties. I enjoyed running a few marathons, half’s and even had a crazy summer of triathlons. My brother lives in the States and is a pretty awesome runner (& Ironman). He has a BoB and thought nothing of popping out and running 20 miles with the stroller before we had even surfaced. Everyone seemed to have a running buggy over in Arlington.
When I had my first bubba 3 years ago I bought a second hand BoB on Ebay not knowing what other brands were an option. Since then so many people have asked me, “what are the running buggies options on the market and how do I know which is the right for me?” It was that key question that I realised on the 26th September didn’t have an obvious answer in the great world wide web. So I whatsapp’ed a friend who works in digital who told me in a few lines how to buy a domain whilst she breastfed her newborn. And I did it.
Since then I have frequently had doubts about whether the concept is commercially viable, whether I have the time to execute the concept and what all the possible issues might be. But I believe a few things that keep me strong.
· More people are running
· More people are running with their children
· There is no one place which compares running buggy key features from different manufacturers
· No one place to buy running buggies and receive the specialist expertise you need when making a purchase like this.
· There is nowhere to find local running routes suitable for buggies
So even if it means working every night when the kids are in bed and ignoring a dirty, messy house then so be it. Don’t let life get you down, get out and get that fresh air you all need. And you have have an idea, give it a go. If you don't you will never know!