We’ve chosen our favourite bits of kit for keeping warm, comfortable and dry during those wintry running adventures. Plus, we’ve included the odd snowflake here and there so you can feel jolly on your Christmas morning run without having to don the full elf outfit. Christmas wish lists at the ready!
1. Brooks Running Tempo Beanie
Remember that unattractive Christmas jumper that you’d dread receiving as a child? It’s back, and this time it’s on your head. We think it’s great fun – and it’s sweat-wicking, too.
2. Sweaty Betty Fast Track Running Jacket
Lightweight and breathable, this jacket will protect you from the rain without roasting you like a Christmas turkey. It also has a handy back pocket to hold your running essentials.
3. Buff ThermoNet Mist Aqua
This Buff is four times warmer than the original, so it’s bound to keep you cosy even on the chilliest of runs. The whole thing seems to say: “Watch out, powerful Ice Queen coming through.” We’ll take that.
4. Under Armour Storm SweaterFleece
Under Armour have created the perfect fleece – soft and warm, water-repellant and breathable. Plus, get this, it fits next-to-skin without that dreaded squeezey feeling!
5. Kalenji Run Warm+ Jogging Tights
These thermal tights are specifically designed for winter running, keeping you cosy in temperatures as low -5°C. The waistband is adjustable, so they’re ideal for both a high-energy run and a second helping of roast potatoes.
£19.99 £17.99, decathlon.co.uk
6. Proviz Reflect360 Running Gloves
When you’re doing a lot of your running in the dark, it’s a sensible idea to wear something reflective – these Proviz gloves will do the trick. They’re also touchscreen compatible for hassle-free podcast pausing.
£24.99 £21.24, provizsports.com
7. Stance Warm Up Crew Socks
The additional cushioning in these socks is a game-changer when it comes to impact protection as well as keeping your toes from falling off! We like them in this soft pink colour, but there are a huge amount of designs to choose from.
8. Brooks Running Revel 3 Shoes
That marvellous vintage Christmas jumper look makes another appearance with the Brooks Revel 3 running shoes, Run Merry edition. This neutral shoe isn’t just festive, it also has an updated midsole that feels much softer underfoot.