The Gift Of The Fab
Ideal Christmas pressies for runners (or treat yourself)
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.