Great Running Gifts for Him

Wow! We’ve only just got Halloween out of the way and now Christmas is almost upon us. There’s presents to be bought and a Christmas feast to be prepared… Scary thought, I know! However, Run 4 It can help remove the stress of buying for the running man in your life with these great gift suggestions:

Beat the Winter Blues with Ronhill:

Let’s face it, we’ve all used the cold, wind, and rain as good excuses to avoid those winter runs. However, this year, we’re pulling out all the stops to give the male runner in your life that little extra motivation to beat the winter blues with a fantastic 15% off Ronhill clothing deal when buying any 2 or more items!

Keep out tRonhill running clothinghe cold by coupling the Ronhill Vizion Winter Tights, with its brushed inners for increased warmth, with one of our lightweight, breathable, and quick drying Thermal 200 ½ Zip Running T-Shirts to make those cold runs a little more snug.

For night running why not combine the lightweight, breathable, and wind resistant Vizion Radiance Jacket and Vizion Radiance Tights.  Both items lead the way in road safety with their laser print reflective dot technology providing a higher degree of reflectivity than ever before.  The jacket also comes with two 10-lumen LEDs to further enhance its reflectivity. As for the tights, their high elastane content makes them super comfortable with great stretch and recovery.

The Showstopper:

For the runner who appreciates the finer things in life, look no further than the limited edition Gore One Active Run Jacket.  When it comes to wind and waterproof clothing Gore is a name you can trust and the Gore One Active Run Jacket comes with the lightest and most breathable GORE-TEX innovations yet.

ConstructionThe Gore One’s revolutionary design ensures that it remains lightweight and breathable, as well as wind and waterproof regardless of what the elements throw at it.

It has a price tag of £230, however, its durability and waterproof features make it a worthwhile investment for all off-road runners. It’s one extra-special present!

The GPS Watch:

For the runner who likes to review their stats or who is preparing for a 10K or marathon in 2017 then a smart watch with GPS that can track key metrics such as distance, steps and calories burned is the ideal gift and motivational tool to keep on improving run by run!

TomTom Runner 3 Cardio | It’s a great choice for the sports enthusiast (not just runners) as its multi-sport feature allows it to track a range of activities including cycling and swimming.  With a wrist-based heart rate monitor, breadcrumb compass tracker and the ability to upload up to 15 route maps via the TomTom MySports app, the Runner 3 Cardio represents excellent value for money for the intermediate runner at £169.99

Garmin Forerunner 235

Garmin Forerunner 235 | For the more competitive runner the Forerunner 235 is more likely to tick the boxes with its advanced fitness metrics such as its VO2 max estimate, recovery advisor and race predictor features.

The 235 has everything you could ever need in a running watch – it’s easy to use, spans essential to more advanced metrics, comes with a built-in heart rate monitor and a 44% larger screen (with no increase overall watch size). It makes tracking progress on the go a doddle!
Price: Normally £279, the best-selling Forerunner 235 is NOW ONLY £229 as part of our Christmas offers!

Stocking Fillers under £20:

Never underestimate the value of a great stocking filler. Some of a runner’s best friends can easily fall into this category – not costing you the earth, whilst helping to make a big difference to their run and enjoyment. Here’s a few of my personal favourites in case you’re feeling generous:Spiky Massage Ball

Fitness Mad Spikey Massage Ball | Only £5 but fantastic value and great at releasing tight and uncomfortable muscles.

Ronhill Pro Beanie or Gloves | Lightweight, breathable and great at keeping your head and hands toasty when the temperature begins to drop. Price: £15 each

Balega Blister Resist Socks | Few brands match Balega for pure comfort and cushioning; add in the blister protection and arch and ankle support makes the Balega Blister Resist a personal favourite.
Price: £12 but specially for Christmas we have 3 for 2 on Hilly, Feetures & Balega socks… so you can throw in a couple of extra pairs!

Petzl Tikkina Head Torch | A head torch is an essential piece of kit at this time of year and at just £19 the 60 lumens Petzl Tikkina is ideal for close proximity lighting for those night time road runs.

And there you have it!  I hope this gives you the inspiration and advice you need to treat your runner to a cracking gift this Christmas!  All items are available instore or online at: www.run4it.com!

Also looking to buy for a female runner in your life? Read our Great Running Gifts for Her blog next!

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Kevin McCluskie

Kevin McCluskie

Kevin recently joined the Run4It team – you’ll find him in our Bridge of Allan store. Whilst he’s not a particularly competitive runner, he’s a regular runner and uses the sport to escape daily stresses and clear his head. Kevin participates in running races (10Ks mostly) to raise funds and awareness of scoliosis, a spinal condition that he lives with.

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