Christmas Gift Guide: Racing | Women's Running

Christmas Gift Guide: Racing

Read Time:   |  December 2, 2020

The best Christmas gifts for the runner in your life who lives to race...

Plans for 2021: run away from 2020 as fast as you can? We hear you. We’ve got some really good gifts for those of you who love to race, from ways to celebrate your milestones to tools for healing tired muscles. And if you’ve been extra good this year, you may want to skip straight to the Nike Alphaflys below – swooooon!

Not what you’re looking for? Try our other gift guides below:

1. NOTCH bracelet | £9.50

This is such a cute idea and excellent stocking filler fodder. The basic gift is a colourful wrist bracelet, but the little bit of magic is where the Notch comes into play. Whenever you smash a PB, or cross the finish line, buy an engraved Notch to mark the occasion.

2. RUNDERWEAR Easy On Running Bra £50

The Runderwear team really know their stuff when it comes to high-impact boob supportage (it’s a thing). In fact, Runderwear is the official bra partner to England Athletics. Designed for bigger boobs, these knocker-lockers come in cup sizes from D-H and the moulded cups control movement up and down, in and out and side to side. It’s comfy and breathable, too.

3. ATO LIFE self-care toolkit | £84.99

Designed by a physio who’s worked with top athletes and sportspeople, these self-massage and mobility products are designed with injury prevention in mind. Made from cork and natural rubber (PVC-free), it’s all sustainable and non-toxic. And you can use our SELFCARE10 discount at checkout for 10% off!

4. NIKE Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT % shoes £259.99

When Eliud Kipchoge broke the two-hour marathon barrier, he was wearing a prototype of these babies. It’s all about measurable benefit, say Nike, and these shoes provide a full-length carbon-fibre plate, ZoomX cushioning and Zoom Air Pods. Just do it.

5. MYSTAMPEDE runners letterbox gift | £14.99

This is a bit of a crowd pleaser that will put a smile on the face of any runner (not just racers). It’s a survival kit including race-day essentials such as energy gels and Vaseline, plus a woven distance badge (choose from 5K to marathon) in the style of retro swimming awards from the 70s.

6. PULSEROLL Massage Gun | £224.99

Think of this on a cost-per-use basis because it will become integral to your recovery routine. It’s a handheld deep tissue massage tool that uses rapid strokes to stimulate blood flow. It’s quiet, too, so won’t spoil the Queen’s Speech.

7. NUASAN Active Bodycare Kit | £37

Nuasan Active Bodycare Kit is the perfect gift for ethically-minded fitness fans this Christmas: natural, sustainable and tailored specifically for active women and men to repair and refresh muscles, body and skin. The Nuasan range is perfect for use after a run, gym session, yoga class or simply a long day on your feet, allowing you to keep moving and feel great. Enter code WOMENSRUNNING at the checkout for a special discount.

8. OOFOS OOmg Eezee recovery shoes | £110

A different take on the classic, made with a unique 4-way stretch woven canvas-like material, these shoes contour the entire foot. This is a perfect option for runners who desire comfort on-the-move and after a tough race – a brilliant all-day recovery option.

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