Runner's World Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Runner's World is a globally circulated monthly magazine for runners of all skills sets, published by Hearst in Easton, Pennsylvania, in the United States.
Sarah mentioned, "I like to run, I've been running for 17-18 years, and I bought a subscription to Runner's World in the hopes it would help give me inspiration and motivation to sign up for a race (it has been several years since I've last done a marathon).
Somewhere in my 12 month, 11 issue subscription, Runner's World switched to a 6 issue per year model, which isn't what I subscribed to. I'm not blaming Amazon for not knowing what was going to happen because I don't think it's their fault, but I'm also not renewing my subscription because I wish that Runner's World had been more upfront with their sales strategy, and I have to admit, I feel a little swindled. I was wondering why it seemed slow to show up in the mailbox each month, and then I got my "renewal" email saying it is 6 issues per year.
Overall, I think this magazine is "sort of" informative for runners. It will frequently focus on elite athletes or someone who has overcome an obstacle (addiction, obesity, disease) to do fantastic things. Sometimes there are fun tips, exercises, stretches, and recipes. I like all of that. But, I feel like the main focus has become more advertising and "shoe guides". I am only going to buy so many pairs of running shoes a year (in 2018, I believe I bought 4-5 pairs (I ran 1660 miles, so 4 pairs sounds about right), 3 of them being Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33 because I like to run in them), and when every issue focuses on new shoes, that's not that helpful to me.
I like running, I like reading about other people running, but this magazine is not that inspirational or motivational for me. I've found a lot more inspiration by reading running books, looking at running blogs, and mostly listening to podcasts on running (while running!), and none of those things are trying to sell me any running shoes or gear. And maybe after running for so long, I don't need anyone to tell me what gear/clothes/shoes to buy for running, and maybe I am not the target audience for this magazine.
Anyway, overall I would have rated this magazine a 3, because there are some nice parts that I enjoyed, but my feelings soured after realizing that they reduced the number of issues in the middle of my subscription with no notification until renewal time. Maybe they had a notice in the magazine itself, but if they did I totally missed it.
The magazine didn't help with inspiration/motivation, but my 2018 marathon plans were derailed by multiple thyroid surgeries, so not the magazine's fault. Anyway, I'm on the lookout for another running/fitness magazine because this one was a huge disappointment to me."
Einar Visser says"Do not trust these guys. It is fake and they have copied articles on their site. If you search a little, you can find the articles online for free, and not on the Seat Elite site. Here is a forum that is another proof they deliver fake news: https://www .letsrun. com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=9406499"
Richard says"Everything’s been said already. Worst of the worst."
Richard says"Sweat Elite is the lowest of the low. Worst company in the world! Stealing others work and making it look like their own, scamming people into their horrible Kenya trips, blatantly lying in their articles, stealing people’s money for their fake stock market ploy, etc. etc. It’s surprising this company is still around after all the legal action. The truth will come out eventually and the people will find out about these two pathetic individuals that run this organization."
Johnny D. says"Completely plagiarized articles and training plans. The elite training is incorrect and blatantly false as indicated by other reviewers. Not sure how this company still operates and is allowed to do so. A complete rip off and scam website. Stay away, stay far away from this unethical company."
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