Christmas Gift Ideas for Runners
Those of you who shop in The Sports Room on a Saturday will recognise Claire Earls. Claire’s main sporting interest is in athletics. She has been a member of local athletic club, Inbhear Dee, since she was about six years old and she has been running ever since. She trains six days a week and is four-time All Ireland Champion over 800m aged 17,18 and 19. Here’s her Christmas running wish list !
UA (ColdGear) running gloves are a must. They keep your hands warm but not sweaty, as they are breathable. They are a neat fit and the ones with the finger touch are an added bonus as they can be used with a touch phone. No need to get the hands cold to answer the phone or check how many kms you’ve clocked!
These bright lights clip onto the heel of your runners for night running – better than wearing an annoying reflective vest, small enough not to annoy you when running but effective and do the job.
I choose this NB wind cheater jacket because its fab and when the weather is wet and cold, this jacket is ideal for keeping you relatively dry and warm, but not too hot.
UA Stripe Insert Tight
Full length leggings are a must for winter running and these UA leggings are lightweight, moisture wicking and fast drying – perfect for winter weather.
A must have when its freezing outside. Can be better than a hat in my opinion.€8
For someone who is into technology and loves cool running accessories and gadgets, these would make a great Christmas present. They are worn on your cheekbones rather than on your ears. Bone conduction technology guides mini vibrations through your cheekbones to your inner ears, delivering sound without blocking your ears. They can also be worn in the car while driving to answer the phone which is a bonus. €110
Hilly Compression Socks
I have a pair of Hilly Energise Socks and I love them! They are warm and tight and I put them on when my calves or shins are aching me a bit as they help me get through the run.
These sleeveless jackets from Asics are perfect for wearing over a light long sleeve tech top while running or for wearing during warm up in the gym. Really nice and flattering ladies’ fit too with pockets.
An essential for anyone who runs or does exercise classes or gyms often. Helps keep the muscles nice and loose and keeps soreness away… €38
Whether you’re starting off with an exercise plan or a seasoned athlete, there’s a polar watch to match your needs. Weekly training programmes, activity trackers, fitness and activity monitors, speed, distance and heart rate, integrated gps – just pick out the one that suits you and your goals best – we’ll help you!
The Sports Room, Wicklow Town stocks technical running gear for women and men. Brands we stock include New Balance, Asics, Saucony, Under Armour, Mizuno and Nike. We have a wide selection of running shoes, running apparel and running accessories. We also provide gait analysis.