The Gift Of The Fab

Ideal Christ­mas pressies for run­ners (or treat your­self)

Runner's World (UK) - - Contents -

Strava An­nual Sub­scrip­tion £38.81, glimt.it

The pre­mium ver­sion of this train­ing plat­form of­fers per­son­alised coach­ing, live feed­back and ad­vanced anal­y­sis of your run­ning data.

Mile­stone Pod £20 + ship­ping, mile­stone­pod.com

This is a no-non­sense, no-but­ton track­ing de­vice that at­taches to your shoe, from where it sends in­for­ma­tion such as train­ing data and gait anal­y­sis to an app.

Tile Mate £23, john­lewis.com

A tiny Blue­tooth tracker that at­taches to your keys, wal­let, phone or any­thing else so you can lo­cate any items that you lose on the run via an app on your phone.

Garmin Fore­run­ner 35 £169.99, buy.garmin.com

The lat­est Fore­run­ner of­fers GPS, ac­tiv­ity track­ing, smart­phone no­ti­fi­ca­tions, wrist-based heart rate and much more. Bril­liant value.

Well-earned Soak £20, clean-beauty-co. myshopify.com

Re­lax af­ter a test­ing run with this bath soak con­tain­ing laven­der to ease aching joints, Epsom salts for sore mus­cles and es­sen­tial oils to soothe tired minds.

TRX Rip Trainer £135, trx­train­ing.co.uk

Use this nifty and grat­i­fy­ingly sturdy bit of kit to cross-train in the com­fort of your home (or take it to the park) to de­velop your core strength, mus­cu­lar en­durance and flex­i­bil­ity.

En­er­tor In­soles £39.99, su­per­drug.com

Top-of-the-range in­soles that help in­crease shock ab­sorp­tion and, say the mak­ers, pro­vide en­ergy re­turn with each step. The fairly suc­cess­ful Usain Bolt has been known to wear them.

Ted Baker Clip­per Holdall £150, casel­ug­gage.com

A 25L gym holdall that you wouldn’t be em­bar­rassed to take to busi­ness meet­ings. It has a durable outer with leather-style trim, and an in­te­rior zip pocket.

Run­der­wear Merino Briefs £25, run­der­wear.co.uk

Seam­less, chafe-free rundies for men and women made with in­cred­i­bly soft, tem­per­a­tur­ereg­u­lat­ing merino wool. They are bliss­fully com­fort­able.

Tiger Tail Curve Ball £24.99, wiggle.co.uk

This is a domed mas­sage tool made from high-den­sity foam. Put it on a chair, the floor or against a wall, ap­ply deep pres­sure and re­lieve those knots that de­velop in awk­ward places.

Race Day Care Kit £49.99 se­cret-train­ing.com

A nine-piece ensem­ble to keep in your kit bag. It fea­tures an anti-chaf­ing cream, mus­cle rub, pins in a tin, sun screen, a body cloth, dry wash, lip balm, hand sani­tiser and hy­giene wipes.

In­ner Me Soothe Me Mag­ne­sium Drink £12 for 240g, in­nerme.co.uk

Have a warm cup of this tasty, mus­cle-re­lax­ing drink (in berry or le­mon flavour) post-train­ing or be­fore bed to give your re­cov­ery a big boost.

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