Christmas is rapidly approaching and it’s time to start thinking about presents! Have a runner in your life? Here are some great ideas for you. Here are a few of my fav things and some suggestions! If you are a runner reading this, perhaps leave this webpage open on the gift you would like!
Runderwear are an absolute must for any runner. They don’t chafe, are breathable and super comfortable. I have them in every colour! https://www.runderwear.co.uk/
The only time it is acceptable to buy socks for Christmas! 😊 I really like Thorlo socks – these are amazing for long distance but there are cheaper socks out there. Karrimor are also very good value for money (these can be bought at Sports Direct).
There are so many races out there! Just pick your distance and choose your area. From Santa this year, I am hoping for an entry to the Lochness Marathon in Scotland. Need to choose a race? Here’s a link!
I REALLY love the Flipbelt! It’s so comfortable and doesn’t ‘bounce’ like other waist bands. It’s unbelievable how much you can fit in this baby! They come in all shapes and sizes too!
Of course! Nothing lights up a runner’s life than some new rides. Handy hint coming* – runners are really particular about the branding and make of their trainers so worth checking the brand that they are wearing before making any purchase. I absolutely LOVE Brooks, they do so many different pairs of trainers for different running styles. My favourite are Brooks GTS – they are so generous with the padding and support and are great for long runs.
You can’t go wrong with a good pair of shorts. My favourite are my Gore running shorts as they don’t budge and ride up. I am finding it really difficult to find another pair.
You can’t go wrong with a good sports massage. Why not purchase a voucher for your runner? Perfect for ironing out those niggles and knots. I’m in Fareham and use the lovely Sharon at the Rural Retreat – she’s only little but her fingers pack a punch!
Perfect for any runner who is marathon training or long distance training. You might want to again check which ones to buy as they don’t always suit every runner. Personally for me, I have gastro issues with most gels but am fine with High 5 energy gels. You can’t go wrong with these!
These are a really smart idea – they work by functioning on the vibration through the cheekbone to the inner ear and so therefore you can hear everything that is going on around you. These are a brilliant idea for the health and safety element. These come in wireless and with wires and in different colours too. Top of my list for xmas!https://aftershokz.co.uk/
Here are some other ideas from some fellow runners;
‘I Have been converting some slightly pricy waterproof jackets. Particularly liking the Ronhill Nightfall (http://www.ronhill.com/mens-infinity-nightfall-jacket). Because it’s called the Nightfall and at heart I just want to be Batman… too much info right? (I’ll get my coat).” Nick White – Runner. Follow him on Twitter – @Nickswhiteter
I hope you get everything you want for Christmas. Be good – Santa is watching!
May your miles be long and your injuries few
Disclaimer – I was not paid by any manufacturer, distributor, or retailer to promote any of their products. All products and gear mentioned by me were purchased with my own money for my own personal use while running. My advice to you is to do the same – get suggestions (like those in this article), but see what works best for you!