Practical kit that will give you a boost during the last few weeks of autumn race training
1. ON Hoodie | £120
This is our trusty sidekick at the moment. It’s perfect for lightweight coverage in the slightly cooler weather and it’s super-soft, too. The fit is more stylish and sleeker than your average running jersey, and it’s so comfortable that it’s become our go-to working-from-home top. The only downside is the separation anxiety when we have to finally pop it in the wash.
2. LULULEMON Breeze by Muscle Tank II Squad top | £45
So, you’ve got your cosy top layer, but what happens when the sun comes out in this typically unpredictable British September? It’s no sweat (literally) with this Lululemon tank. The cut is flattering and it’s seriously versatile, but most importantly it has open-hole ventilation that will keep you cool in every sense of the word.
3. ASICS New Strong Bra | £35
Asics’ New Strong collection celebrates female empowerment around the world which, no surprises, caught our attention. The stand-out piece is definitely this chic, supportive sports bra with control panelling and a breathable, moisture-wicking material. We love the colour and the mesh upper and back make it feel stylish as well as secure.
4. VIRTUAL RACING UK Zebra Print Summer Double Layer Shorts | £30
So, real talk for a moment: running shorts rarely cater for larger bodies. Get yourself in the goldilocks zone and avoid thigh-chafing without having to go totally skin-tight (though if you feel comfortable opting for the skin-tight option we see you and we love you) with these double layered shorts. We sized up to make sure there was no bunching-up at the front.
5. FEETURES Elite Light Cushion Running Sock | £13
Nothing beats a sock with a seamless toe when you’re training. We know, we’re nerds, but honestly we could never go back to the days of bog-standard ankle socks. This pair from Feetures also has targeted compression to provide comfort and support where you need it most.
6. 361 Strata 4 running shoes | £134.99
This gorgeous stability shoe a perfect training companion, with Quickfoam technology and added cushioning to take care of your feet every step of the way. We love this colour way, too!
7. MEGLIO 10mm Premium Yoga Mat | £22.99
We use this mat for everything: yoga, pilates, stretching – you name it. It’s super comfortable, made from special TPE material that will stand the test of time, and easy to wipe down after a sweaty workout. It’s brilliant value for money, too. You get the picture, we really like this yoga mat.