You'd think that putting on a running bag should be straight forward - but the Fleetfoot bag is quite unique and like no other running or walking bag on the market - it was designed for women and women have curves - so it is shaped to work with your curves naturally.

A man's running bag is shaped just as a straight strap - as it is designed to go around the waist, but this means it can dig into your waist and even ride up to your bust.

The Fleetfoot is designed to fit on the most stable and comfortable part of your body when running which is at the top of your hips. Here you can "lock" it onto the top of your hips so it does not move up and down and dig in or constrict your breathing.

We have made a little video which shows how to fit the bag so you can be comfortable running mile after mile.

( The bag shown is the Fleetfoot II which is identical to the fit of the Fleetfoot 3 Max).

How to fit the Workplay Fleetfoot running bag

http://youtu.be/C6p29t4lzys

We have had several people ask "what is the smallest size the Workplay bum bag will fit?"

Well the bag is basically a femininely shaped panel that is designed to fit to the hips - and secured in place with a adjustable webbing strap so it will fit a very wide range of sizes. We believe that anybody - either petite, or X size should be enabled to pursue their fitness ambitions - so we made the bag fit a wide size range. 

When we exhibited at the London Marathon we had lovely large girls and petite girls come and try our bags on - and they found that a running bum bag was such useful bag to have.

The Fleetfoot 3 max bag is designed to fit on your body at approximately at the same level on the hips - where you wear a pair of classic jeans - that is just across the hip bones.

The smallest size we think it will fit is somebody wth a size 31" hips ( this is around size 4 UK, or size 2 USA) and largest size it will fit is up to 51" hips ( around UK Size 22 or size 20 USA). (Please note these are HIP measurements not waist measurements!)

Now this means that on the smallest sizes there can be some waist strap webbing left over - so we included 3 elastic loops on the waist band to tidy away webbing.

None the less - some of our ladies like to cut that excess webbing off and this is best done by cutting to length - - we recommend add a few inches extra to allow for natural body measurement changes through time - and then melting the ends of the webbing, carefully and safely with a naked flame so the threads remain secure.

So if you decide to buy one for a loved one whatever size they are the bag should fit her just fine.

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It’s that time of the year when the clocks have just gone back, its freezing cold and its always dark! That means evening running in the dusk, or not running at all.

When running on darker evenings we need to put more thought into our kit to stay safe – everything must be reflective & bright!

Whilst wearing a reflective jacket might sound like your only option, its not going to do much tied around your waist when you’re too hot and have to take it off is it?

So, how can you be safe & seen?

  • You could carry a light, but you’d much rather have both hands free if you're running on slippery roads.
  • You could brave it in the dark, but that isn’t the safest choice you could make.
  • You could run with the reflective fluro running bum bag just like runner Charlotte.

The Fleetfoot3 Max has reflective panels around the straps, giving 360° visibility. It’s also got a reflective panel at the back of the bag – for maximum safety when running near traffic. It also comes in fluro yellow for extra stand out security! 

You'll definitely be seen when doing your stretches at the side of the road - like Charlotte!

Another way to stay safe is to make sure you've got your mobile phone with you - just in case you do get into any trouble. & the Fleetfoot3 Max has a little pouch that is great to carry a mobile!

And if you do run with a jacket, you can easily tuck into the back of the bag if you get too hot.

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Runners all over the UK have been discovering if they got a place in the world’s largest annual fundraising event on the planet – The London Marathon 2017. Congrats if you got a place this year – hopefully you’re more excited than scared!

Now the place is secured, it’s a good idea to draft a training plan so you can ease your way into the 26.2 mile challenge! Including a healthy diet, weekly cardio & strength training to stabilise your core. There are some helpful 17 week training plans on the Virgin London Marathon website - click here 

Of course, you now have an excuse to treat yourself to a new training kit! Think fresh running shoes, lycra leggings & a running bag to match! Why not give our Fleetfoot running bag a go – just like Amy Childs did when she ran the London Marathon in 2013.

Amy childs with Workplay running bag

 (Note – Amy is wearing the Fleetfoot2) We have since upgraded this to the Fleetfoot3 MAX! – the new version can carry the larger phones that many of us have now.

Autumn is the perfect time to test out new running gear & find what works best for you – So you’re super prepared for the build up through the Winter and into Spring 2017.

On the other hand, if you didn’t get a place this year – don’t give up on your goals! There are plenty of races you can run in the meantime. To find your next race, click here & fingers crossed for next year!

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It’s that time of the year when it’s freezing in the morning, mild by the afternoon and freezing again in the evening. The plummeting temperatures mean that running without a lightweight jacket in the evening is not a viable option – but where do you put it when you get too hot mid-way through your run? 

You could tie it around your waist – but you’d be adjusting it every so often to stop it falling off. How many times have you had to go back down the road to grab your jacket that’s fallen on the floor or almost tripped when it gets caught in your legs? - Too many!

You could keep it on, get too hot and have to take it off for a few minutes until you’ve cooled down enough to start up your run again – but that’s just impractical!

Well, we designed the Fleetfoot3 Max running bum bag so it could carry a jacket – it has special loops in the back just to help with this common running problem.

Would this help you on your run?

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Its September - the holidays are over. Not only do we have to adapt our everyday wardrobe, we also have to adapt our running kit for the changeable weather; packing away shorts in favour of gym leggings.

We wake up to the sun, and drive home in the rain – the weather is very unpredictable! This means digging out your waterproof jacket and taking it with you whilst you run. Usually, you would tie it around your waist, but it needs adjusting as its forever slipping down. This can be annoying, and dangerous if your jacket gets caught around your ankles! You can choose to run without a jacket, but no one wants to get caught in a thunderstorm without one.

One of the unique features of the Fleetfoot3 max running bag is it is designed so you can easily tuck a jacket into the back of the bag. It has two clever loops at the back, which are there so you can store your jacket out of the way. So it’s not going to annoy you when running but it will be there if you need it. The bag is virtually bounce-free, so you wont even notice it’s there like you would with a jacket tied around your waist – We’ve got you covered!

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With the summer well and truly underway, going for a run is hot and thirsty work. From keeping hydrated to keeping your skin safe - you’ll find yourself needing a few more items to make your run go further!

The most important item you need when running in warm weather is definitely a bottle of water – it is so important to stay hydrated and replace the fluids lost when sweating.

Another important item to take with you on a run in the sun is sun cream! Whilst it’s easy to forget about the dangers of sunburn when you’re in the cloudy UK, but it’s so important to keep yourself protected from the harmful rays. There is always days out in the UK when you get home to realize you’ve got an awful sun-glasses burn, like a red panda - so make sure you put plenty of sun cream on your face, shoulders and chest! These are the places the sun will catch the most.

Some other important summer run items you might need are tablets, gels or an epi-pen to control your allergies! No one wants to get half way through a run with a runny noise and watery eyes from the pollen – so its best to carry prevention medicine so you can run further!

That sounds like a lot of extra stuff to carry – so how are you going to carry it? That’s where the Fleetfoot3 Max comes in, with a pouch that’s perfect to carry all the extra run essentials, handy compartments to keep your sun cream scratching your phone. Another feature is the stretch pocket to hold your water bottle and stretch loops to carry even a jacket – for when the sun doesn’t stick around.

It’s also big enough to carry most large smart phones – like the Iphone 6s!

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When you go for longer runs, it’s so important to carry some kind of snack with you in order to keep your blood sugar levels up. This will help you perform to your ultimate best by reducing fatigue.
You can choose from a variety of snacks including gels, protein bars, fruits and even sweets!

Although snacks are usually quite small, they can be a nuisance to carry. You don’t want to end up clutching a squashed banana in your hand or running with sweaty sweets in your sports bra! The best and most convenient way to carry snacks is in a running bag - like the Fleetfoot3 max!

The Fleetfoot3 features 4 stretch loops which are great for carrying gels or protein bars. This means that the gels can be accessed easily whilst you're running so that you can refuel easily! There’s also a lot of space inside the bag pocket where you can store your phone, keys and smaller snacks like sweets, fruits and nuts. Perfect for the mid-run sugar supply!

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With evenings getting lighter and the sun shining brighter, theres no better time to take up running than now! But it can be daunting if you're taking up running for the first time; how are you supposed to carry your phone, keys, money, water? 

Running gear usually consist of lycra leggings, with no way of stuffing your phone into the tiny stretch pockets. You could also carry your phone in the pockets of your shorts - making them slide down as you run which isn't ideal. Some of my bustier friends have even carried their phones in their bra! - this sounds uncomfortable and potentially embarrassing! 

So.. 'How should I carry my phone?!' you ask.

If you use a running bag or belt - you’re already ahead of the game! But most running bags are too small for most smart phones, We made sure that the Fleetfoot max 3 fits even the iPhone 6 plus! 

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Last week, I was welcomed to the Workplay bags team as marketing assistant! I was set the challenge of going for a run over the weekend (eek!) with the iconic organised ladies running bag - the Fleetfoot3max ! Obviously, being a girly girl, the look of the bag is important to me and thats why I chose the berry colour. Here is my review of using the running bag.

The weather was not great over the weekend which meant I had to take a jacket out with me. Usually this means tying it around my waist and having to adjust it as it slips down my legs! However, with the Fleetfoot3max I was able to tuck the jacket into the back of the bag, I even forgot it was there! (Until it started raining!).

I usually struggle to find a place to carry all the necessities when I go on a run: phone, keys, water bottle, earphones and sometimes snacks. I've used bags before but I'm put off by running to the sound of my keys! The Fleetfoot3max surprised me with the noise-muffling pocket - so I was able to run to my own music, rather than my keys clunking! I was delighted that I could fit my iPhone 6s perfectly into the bag. The handy headphone port stopped my cables tangling, as well as being able to fully close the zip on the bag, making my phone secure.  

Overall, the Fleetfoot3max made my workout more enjoyable as I didn't have to worry about losing anything and literally everything has been thought of! 

I am now helping to manage the social media for workplay and I'd love to hear your thoughts about your workplay bag - as I've got so much to learn! I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

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