Running is perhaps the most low-tech sport in the world. Strictly speaking, you don;t need any gear at all in order to be a runner. However, the world of fitness technology and gadgets have managed to fulfil a need that we never knew we had – the need to make running high-tech. With Christmas fast upon us, we wanted to spin up a list of the best running gadgets to help inspire you to pick the best present for the runner in your life. Lets dive in
2. The Stick
The problem with a race or a big run is the morning after. When the lactic acid builds up, the pain kicks in – and tired tired legs need THE stick. This barbaric looking gadget is designed to beat away the lactic acid and relieve the pain.
4.A multipurpose ID bracelet
A slightly bleak gadget, but a useful one nevertheless. This multi-purposed bundle of string serves a number of key needs. Firstly, its an identifier if ID is required, but it also adds value as replacement shoe laces or a backup rope.
5. Arm Warmers
6. Re-String It
8. Knuckle lights
The gadget that goes beyond being reflective – this is an easy to use torch, which you don’t need to worry about holding on top. A much easier solution to ensure your favourite runner is able to see where he/she is going this winter!
9. Foam roller
These things are THE devil – but they’re also the tight runners best friend.
10. This shirt changes its message once you start sweating
Revealing an inspirational message as you work up a sweat, these are the ultimate runners high inducing cool-tech.
11. Body Glide – it prevents chafing. Enough said!
12. Shower Wipes – At the end of a race, it is not always possible to just ‘jump in the shower’. These powerful baby wipes help ensure you don’t start smelling tooooo bad.