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
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.