PAUL FREARY finds prod­ucts to help you be­fore, dur­ing and after the run you de­cide to un­der­take

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MAURTEN – DRINK MIX: €39.20 for 18 serv­ings (maurten.com)

LOAD up on car­bo­hy­drates be­fore the run with this new drink mix­ture.

As used by many of the world's lead­ing marathon run­ners, this prod­uct adds ei­ther 40g or 80g car­bo­hy­drate to your fluid. (Drink Mix 160 or 320 re­spec­tively).

There are no added colours, preser­va­tives or flavours, so the nat­u­ral mix­ture con­tains only what’s re­quired. It mixes very eas­ily in wa­ter and has very lit­tle taste, mak­ing it easy to drink and take on board whilst run­ning to keep you fu­elled.

ON – CLOUDFLASH: £160 (on-run­ning.com)

IF YOU are look­ing for a per­sonal best and need a shoe to take you there, then this model should do it in a flash!

The Cloudflash will be most suited to faster,

CHILLYS BOT­TLES – from £11.25 (chillys­bot­tles.com)

KEEP your drinks cool in this in­no­va­tive drinks bot­tle, which will keep things ice cold for up to 24 hours (or hot for 12). The light­weight dou­ble-walled stain­less steel flask is ideal for use be­fore or after the event with your re­fresh­ment still chilled on your ar­rival at the fin­ish line. It’s avail­able in a va­ri­ety of sizes and stylish de­signs. more ef­fi­cient, fore­foot run­ners, with a low heel drop and the lower pro­file ‘clouds’ which run the length of the shoe. It’s meant for all-out per­for­mance and, as such, it de­liv­ers.

The fit of the shoe, just as is the case with oth­ers from the brand, is su­perb and very well tai­lored, hold­ing the foot in place with­out any ex­cess ma­te­rial.

NEW BAL­ANCE – FUELCORE RUSH V3: £85 (new­bal­ance.co.uk)

GREAT for train­ing or rac­ing, this light­weight shoe of­fers enough cush­ion­ing for ev­ery­day miles but keeps the weight to a min­i­mum thanks to the new ‘Fuelcore’ mid­sole cush­ion­ing ma­te­rial. The seam­less up­per uses a knit­ted, stretch de­sign to give a per­fect, wrap­around fit that eas­ily flexes and adapts to the foot shape. It’s a great value shoe which feels as good as it looks.

VELOFORTE – Clas­sico bar: £49.99 (box of 24) (veloforte.cc)

MADE with 100% nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents, these bars make the per­fect way to re­fuel quickly and eas­ily with a de­light­fully in­dul­gent taste. The blend of almonds, honey and spices add to the fruit and nut mix mak­ing them taste packed with good­ness with­out any ad­di­tives. There are a va­ri­ety of flavours avail­able, but we found the ‘Clas­sico’ a win­ner every time.

BACKBALLER: £55 (backballer.com)

TAK­ING foam rollers to the next level, this dou­ble roller de­sign gives a whole body work­out that’s great for re­cov­ery and in­jury pre­ven­tion.

De­signed ini­tially to help with back spe­cific mas­sage, the clever de­sign makes it easy to use with­out plac­ing ex­ces­sive con­tact on the spine. Supplied with a set of easy to fol­low in­struc­tions, the de­vice also makes it sim­ple to treat most ar­eas of the body with com­fort and ease.

The durable and well-made rollers are com­fort­able and our testers have found it a rev­e­la­tion in foam rolling!

HYPERICE – Vyper 2.0: £169 (live-on-the-edge.com)

AIM­ING to com­bine two treat­ments in one, this foam roller adds vi­bra­tion ther­apy to the tra­di­tional foam roller de­sign to de­liver a high in­ten­sity vi­bra­tion and aid my­ofas­cial re­lease. The recharge­able battery gives over two hours of use per charge and cre­ates a three-speed vi­bra­tion that sim­u­lates the hands of a mas­sage ther­a­pist. It's easy to use and adds an ex­tra di­men­sion to foam rolling to help with re­cov­ery and in­jury


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