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Gifts For Runners
Need some gift ideas for a runner? Whether you’re looking for a Christmas stocking filler, the ultimate birthday present, or a little extra motivation to push someone on with their passion through the winter, we’ve put together a selection of top presents to help you to choose something special for a runner.
Osprey Velocity 13 Rucksack
The Osprey Velocity 13 is the perfect gift for a runner that likes to go that little bit further and will head out whatever the weather. A 13 litre capacity means they can fit in an extra layer, a waterproof and some food but the Airscape™ back panel, narrow width and close fit means they won’t feel encumbered and will still feel balanced and agile. The pack is compatible with a hydration bladder so they can rehydrate on the move and if they’re into cycling there’s also a helmet stow attachment and light fixings. The Osprey Velocity is a low profile, high featured rucksack.
Women's Ronhill Sirocco Glove
Most runners, however keen, need some encouragement to push on through the British winter months. The Ronhill Sirocco gloves will keep their digits warm and even allow them to use their smartphone on the go with clever touch screen compatible finger tips allowing them to change their music or use their favourite running app without exposing their fingers to the cold. High viz and wind resistant, these gloves offer great protection for the committed runner as the cold nights draw in.
Salomon Speedcross 4
The Salomon Speedcross has become a trail running classic and the Speedcross 4 continues to refine and improve on the go to trainer for many trail runners. The perfect gift for anyone just getting into trails or the most experienced of runners (they’re worn by pro-athletes), the Speedcross have amazing grip through even the worst conditions and the precision fit means they remain snuggly in place over the roughest terrain.
Men's Salomon Park Warm Jacket
Getting the right level of warmth when going running in the cooler months can be a tricky business. Layering up to feel warm when stepping out of the front door is commonly followed by quickly overheating for the rest of the run. The Salomon Park Warm jacket has cleverly mapped insulation in the areas where you need it most, but is breathable and less insulated where you can afford to cool off. Cut in an athletic fit, the Park jacket has reflective detailing and will be a runner’s best friend through the winter months.
The North Face Bounce B Gone Bra
Made with high-stretch elastane, the Bounce B Gone Bra offers maximum support out on the trails. The bra is reversible with a stylish pop logo and has a wide elastic hem for added support.
Bridgedale Coolfusion Run Speed Trail Sock
Any old sock just won’t do for runners, and a well chosen pair of socks is the perfect compliment to a pair of running shoes. The CoolFusion Run Speed Trail socks blend nylon, merino wool and coolmax to give perfect cushioning, protection and wicking. They’re close fitting so you won’t get wrinkles and extend just above the ankle cuff making them super comfortable.
Women's Aspiration Space Dye LS Tee
Comfort comes first for the Ronhill Aspiration tee. Beautifully soft with a seamless construction, this long sleeved tee looks fantastic and performs even better with a clever wicking treatment which helps to move moisture away from the skin.
Running Nutrition Kit
Perfect for racing runners, the SIS Running Nutrition Kit contains energy sachets, a recovery sachet, isotonic gels and electrolite gels and even comes with a SIS drinks bottle. Packed up in the neat box these nutritional boosts are sure to help any runner push through their next challenge.
Petzl Reactik + Headtorch
The Reactik+ is a clever headtorch that uses a sensor to detect the ambient light levels and adjusts its brightness accordingly to provide optimum settings and maximise battery life. If you’re looking for a gift for a runner that enjoys the thrill of a night run or perhaps runs ultra races through the night then this headtorch won’t disappoint. It even pairs with a smart phone to enable the user to manage battery life and customise beam patterns.
Garmin Vivoactive HR Watch Extra Large
Most runners love a few stats about their activities to help them track their progress towards goals and the Vivoactive can provide just about any training info a runner might need. This GPS smartwatch has a built in wrist-measured heart rate monitor and will track all activity through the day. It will sync wirelessly with Garmin Connect and upload to Strava to give a runner all the motivation needed to get out and enjoy their passion!