From ParkRun to London Marathon, here are 10 running essentials you need
Whilst a London Marathon training plan is best when individual-specific, what most if not all runners can agree on is that a good pair of trainers, hydration plan and recovery salts are running essentials regardless of whether it’s the London Marathon or ParkRun you’re tackling.
From race-day preparation to post-marathon DOMS, these are the 10 running essentials you need in your arsenal.
USP: Sugar-free, sweetened with sucralose and enriched with vitamins and BCAAs, NOCCO is a great pre-workout alternative.
USP: These promise to prevent blisters by using double layered technology that means the two moisture-wicking breathable layers rub against each other rather than your foot. Perfect for pedicured feet that aren't used to rubbing.
Pip & Nut Nut Butter Squeeze Packs
Price: £15 for 20
USP: With no palm oil, no refined sugar and 8g of protein, these squeeze packs are a healthy hit of energy - perfect for the 7-mile slump.
USP: Unlike traditional headbands, the CoolNet® UV+ Headband technology prevents skin irritation and offers 'sweat management'; a very 2019 way of saying it has a cooling feature for the hotter months.
USP: With 24g of carbs and 8g of protein, this CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar is the perfect plant-based energy source that combines a delicious nut butter filling with organic oats for on the go-energy.
USP: Magnesium has been proven to help relieve stress and stiff muscles, improve joint health and circulation and aid nutrient absorption. That said, reboot and recharge tired muscles post-run with these 100% natural Bath Flakes.
Price: £4 for 6x330ml
USP: Perfect for celebrating a lengthy run Heineken® 0.0 non-alcoholic lager has only 69 calories per bottle with all the great taste of a regular beer. Enjoy a beer moment and the social connections it brings anytime, anywhere!