5 Running Essentials You Will Probably Forget

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Everyone knows that having the right kit when running is vital in making sure you stay comfortable and healthy throughout your run, whatever the distance is. However, it will surprise you how often these five items can be forgotten about and leave people in great discomfort.

1. Energy Bars & Gels

Energy bars and gels are vital to give you that extra push in an endurance race or long distance run. Filled to the brim with energy, they can be that difference maker to get you to the finish line. We stock High5 energy bars and gels here at Montagne Sports. Perfect for any sport and reasonably priced.

2. Insect Repellent

Especially important when trail running, insect repellent can save you from annoying mosquito bites and even avoid the painful bite of a horse fly. If you running through fields or rough terrain on a hot day there will without a doubt be bugs around. We stock CarePlus natural and deet insect repellent. Very good quality insect spray and will keep the critters away for 6 hours and 8 hours respectively. 

3. Blister Plasters

Especially for a long distance run, if you are wearing the wrong type of footwear, blisters can be very likely can be very painful if not dealt with. Small and medium blister plasters from CarePlus are the perfect solution for a quick fix on your run when you get that annoying blister.

4. Running Socks

Except for good quality running shoes, there can be nothing more important that a good pair of running socks, and surprisingly, a lot of people forget just how vital a good quality pair of socks can be. They can be the difference as to whether or not you get a blister halfway through your run. We stock Wigwam and DarnTough socks that would be perfect for any run on hard terrain. Cushioned and comfortable.

5. Hydration Packs

It is obvious to remember to take water with you when running long distances but many forget the convenience of a hydration backpack. Carrying up to 1.5 to 2 litres of water, our backpacks from Camelbak and Bergans are a vital piece of equipment for any long distance run.