Happy new year, runners! We sincerely hope you’re bursting with mince pies, roast potatoes and festive cheer. Hoping to hit the ground running with your training this year? Here are our very favourite bits of kit to beat the January blues.
1. HOKA Performance Beanie
Keep your ears warm with HOKA’s essential beanie – it’s lightweight and fits snugly, so it’ll keep in the heat without affecting your performance. Ideal!
2. LEDLENSER H5 LED Head Torch
If you’re trying to fit your running around a busy schedule, you’ll inevitably find yourself running in the dark. Make sure to stay safe and use a head torch, like this lightweight, long-distance one from Ledlenser.
3. PROVIZ REFLECT360 Women’s Running Gilet
While we’re on the subject of safety: you should be able to see and be seen. This gilet from Proviz is highly reflective and has a soft inner layer to keep you cosy – double whammy.
4. KALENJI Run Warm Women’s Running Long-Sleeved Jersey
This breathable, long-sleeved jersey will protect you from the cold and is excellent value at just £7.99 if you’re feeling the pinch after Christmas.
5. THE NORTH FACE Surgent Gloves
These gloves reduce heat loss even in the coldest of temperatures thanks to their synthetic fill. They’re fleecy and warm, but the breathable technology stops you from getting sweaty palms.
7. HILLY Marathon Fresh Compression Socks
These compression socks will quite literally get your blood pumping. The innovative cushioning on points of pressure help to make running more comfortable, while the anti-odour finish puts a stop to that pesky post-run pong.
8. HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 6 Running Shoes
HOKA have become legendary for their running shoes and the Clifton 6 is a particular favourite at Women’s Running HQ. A neutral shoe with balanced cushioning, they’re perfect for propelling you into the new year.