Christmas Gift Guide: Beginner Runners | Women's Running

Christmas Gift Guide: Beginner Runners

Read Time:   |  December 2, 2020

The ultimate 2020 Christmas gift guide for beginner runners...

When you’re starting out, you don’t need much kit. In fact, the gym-free, equipment-light demands of running are one of its biggest draws (that is, until you get seduced by the fit kit). So, if you’re shopping for novices, stick to the basics: shoes, bra, leggings, sweatshirt, headphones – and a Women’s Running subscription of course…

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1.  WOMEN’S RUNNING Subscription | £9.45 for 3 issues

For the best treat a runner could want, whatever their level, Women’s Running is your go-to running coach. It’s packed with advice and motivation to help you run your best and enjoy every step, and our cover stars are real runners, not models. The gift that keeps on giving!


2. ZAAZEE Alicia sports bra | £45

It’s supportive, breathable, sweat wicking and quick drying. It’s metal free, has no irritating labels, is made in the UK and comes in black, lilac, and a black and white pattern. The Alicia has push-up pads (removable) and looks amazing, so it’s sure to become a favourite in your knicker drawer.

3. THIS MUM RUNS organic sweater | £42

The new ‘Printed For You’ range means you can pick the garment, slogan and colour you want. These mid-weight premium sweatshirts are made with organic cotton and recycled polyester, and are Fairwear certified. Women’s Running readers can save 10% when using the code WOMENSRUNNING10.


4. ASICS Novablast | 
£130

They’ve got ‘blast’ in their name for a reason. With each strike of the foot, the Flytefoam midsole will blast you skywards. These incredibly bouncy shoes are perfect for neutral road runners and are suitable for beginners as well as marathon PBers. They can be fast!

5. LUCY LOCKET LOVES Cosmic Storm active leggings | £33

We can’t remember the number of times we’ve fallen prey to fall-downy, itchy, bad-pocket leggings, but these ones are winners. All LLL leggings have a superelastic high waist band and we love the design on these Cosmic ones. You can get an exclusive 10% off with this Women’s Running code: WRXMAS10.


6. BEATS Flex headphones | 
£49.99

Most runners have had at least one ‘moment’ with their tech. You can avoid any of that with the Beats Flex; they sound excellent, with autoplay and four sizes of ear tip in the box. And you get 12 hours of listening time before charging.

7. OOFOS OOriginal £45

The OOFOS story begins with the OOriginal Sandal. This combination of sleek design and revolutionary OOfoam™ recovery technology lays the groundwork for all future styles and models. This is a favourite among runners who crave that much-needed comfort while recovering after a tough training session or race.


Prices are RRP and correct at time of print for Women’s Running December 2020 issue.

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