I know I’m very late writing this – it’s December 23rd, meaning that the last day for shopping before the big day is tomorrow. But if you’re anything like me, you’ll have left it to the last-minute anyway. And if you’ve got a runner in your life, maybe you’re wondering what to get them, especially if you’re a non runner. So here are my top picks, for the runner in your life.
Runners love new running shoes. Of course, you can’t really get these as a surprise unless you know the exact model someone wants. Believe me, we’re fussy about our shoes. Drag your beloved runner around the shops tomorrow and find out what they want. Millets have an excellent range at great prices – I’m wearing the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 in this picture and they retail at £78.50. Full review to come soon.
I love my Buff. Honestly, I couldn’t go without it in the winter as I always feel sick when my ears get cold. It’s loved by runners and outdoor enthusiasts everywhere as it can be used as a headband, a neck warmer, twisted into a skull-cap, all sorts. You can get them from various outdoor shops and they come in a selection of different prints.
Okay, it’s too late to be a last-minute Christmas gift, but it’s a pretty good belated gift. It’s really annoying going to parkrun, running a 5k and then discovering you’ve forgotten your barcode. ERS have created wristbands and shoe tags, which are printed with your own personalised barcode. Mine is permanently attached to my shoes.
Beer and chocolate
I shouldn’t even have to explain this. You’re not a runner if you don’t like beer and chocolate.
Have you left your shopping until the last minute? What do you suggest getting for the runner in your life?