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Get the right pair of joggers for a better run

From Balmain to Glebe to Leichhardt, it’s no secret that people in the inner west like to run. At the twilight hour, the inner west is dotted with silhouettes of running bodies against the setting sun.

Now the Athlete’s Foot at Broadway is helping you take the run to a whole new level, with finding the perfectly fitting shoes for your run.

Well-fitting shoes not only make you run better, but can decrease your chances of injury.

“Each runner has a different running style, run a different route and need a different shoe. No two runs are the same, so we’re celebrating all the types of everyday runs you get out of perfect fitting shoes.”

Whether it’s a coastal, suburban or bush run, or an early morning treadmill run, night run through the city, or the challenge of a staircase, The Athlete’s Foot have the brands, the range, and the perfect fit to take you there.

Love the Run and Love the Fit, at The Athlete’s Foot Broadway.

Here are some running tracks not too many people know about and that you can have all to yourself. With hundreds of kilometres of beautiful coast and tranquil bushland available, why not swap the suburban and city streets for some of these stunning pathways and board walks.

Below are the Athlete’s Foot picks for top running routes.

  1. Mt Coot-tha trails – Mt Coot-tha, QLD

There is over 18km of tracks that are perfect for running and will take you all over the mountain.

  1. Henry Head Track – La Perouse, NSW

The lesser known cousin of the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk, the Henry Head trail begins at La Perouse in Sydney’s East at the end of Anzac Parade and follows the coast around to the Henry Head lookout for a 4km return run.

  1. 1000 Steps Kokoda track Memorial Walk, Ferntree Gully – Mt Dandenong , VIC

Located within the Dandenong Ranges National Park, the 1000 steps are less a running track, more a challenge. The 2.8km climb to the One Tree Hill summit will test even the fittest runner!

  1. Noosa National Park – Noosa, QLD

For tourists and locals alike, Noosa National Park has a multitude of paths and trails suitable for running.

  1. Halls Head Coastal Trail – Mandurah WA

While Mandurah may not be local for many people, it is certainly worth the drive from Perth, the 12km coastal trail has breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean and a multitude of places to cool off with a swim post run.

  1. Manly to North Head – Manly, NSW

Whilst the Spit to Manly run is pretty well known in Sydney, the continuation of this track is less populated. Start at Manly ferry wharf and run around the coastline into the national park.

  1. Mentone Beach – Melbourne, VIC

One of the best and most picturesque runs in Melbourne, but also one that few have heard of, let alone run.

Royal National Park Coast Trail – Sydney, NSW

The Royal National park in Sydney’s south, is full of trails for all ability levels. The most iconic of these is the 26km Coastal Track that takes you from Bundeena all the way south to Otford.