Running is an excellent sport, and just like any other sport, there are a large variety of accessories for your convenience. Anything from wearing trail gaiters to choosing the correct type of socks can help improve your running experience.
Here are some gadgets that will help you stay on track for an awesome run!
1. Kalenji Trail Gaiters
Don’t you absolutely hate to stop and fish out that irritating pebble that’s been causing you no end of trouble in your shoes? These trail gaiters may be for you. Made out of breathable elastic material, they are designed to slightly overlap and cover the tops of your running shoes so that no debris gets inside.
2. Kalenji Race Belt
We usually attach marathon bibs to our running tops, but an awkwardly pinned bib can (and will) drive you crazy after some time. This race belt allows you to attach your race bib with minimal fuss, and also allows you to attach a couple of energy gels too.
3. JLab Audio Fit
These earphones come with adjustable earhooks, overcoming the problem of a rigid design. If they start to feel weird halfway through your run, just readjust it on the fly!
4. Armpocket I-20 Arm Band Pouch
With a plethora of running apps, and doubling as your music player, it’s no surprise that many runners bring their smartphones as a running accessory. Protect your smartphone from the elements by encasing it in an arm band pouch. There’s space for keys, cash, and more too.
For those with niggling injuries, Acti-Tape claims to provide support to joints and muscles, and enhancing sports performance without affecting range of motion. Since Acti-Tape is permeable, you can actually apply it the night before a race.
6. Nathan Arm Band
Here’s another weather-resistant arm band to hold your smartphone securely. This one has a Velcro-fastened flap which neatly stores your excess earphone wires to prevent it from potentially catching on to something.
7. LED Light Bender
If your runs bring you across deserted roads at night, this can potentially save your life. This high-visibility LED light band provides 360-degree visibility, and is completely sweatproof and waterproof. It is also powered by a watch battery that be replaced easily, providing over 100 hours of illuminiation.
8. Nathan Hydration Belt
For longer runs, bringing your hydration along with you may be a good idea. This hydration belt is made from a soft, chafe-free material, and has specially designed holsters that give you quick one-handed access.
9. Hilly Cyclo Anklet Socks
Choosing the right pair of socks can actually help with your running. Designed for breathability, the anti-microbial fabric will help wick moisture off your feet.
10. Men’s Under Armour Touchback Stretch Fit Cap
Sometimes, you just can’t beat the heat. Don’t worry, grab a cap and you’re good to go. Shield yourself from the sun with this stretchable cap. It also has an inbuilt sweatband to keep sweat off your eyes.
11. Oakley Polarized Radar Path
This semi rimless running shades means there’s no frame rim to block your downward view, and comes with a choice of 2 nosepins of different sizes for the perfect fit.
12. Polar V800 GPS Sports Watch
For those who want to hit their peak performances, this GPS enabled sports watch has all the bells and whistles. It can track your speed, distance, route, heart rate, cadence and more. It also comes with a free Polar Flow app that allows you to plan and analyse your training.
And there you have it; a dozen running accessories that will give you a leg up when you go for your next run. There are many more different types of accessories that are designed for better convenience for runners, so let us know your favourite!