It may be cold and dark outside, but will that stop us running? Of course not, we hear you cry! As a leading retailer for running gear, here at Intersport we know that your drive to get out there doesn’t stop just because the mercury drops or the sun goes down. We realise that outside parkrun, many of us are restricted to a pre-dawn jog or a foggy evening run during these short winter days – making it more important than ever to ensure those runs are safe, comfortable and enjoyable. So here are our top tips for kitting yourself out with the right clothing and equipment, and having a fantastic winter of running!
The trick is to dress warmly enough for comfort, without overdoing it. One – keep your core warm with running tights and a jacket that allow movement but don’t add bulk. Two – protect your extremities with a hat, neckband and gloves designed especially for runners, to wick away moisture and sweat. And three – if daily obligations mean you have to get your miles in before dawn or after dark, increase your visibility through reflective materials and a headtorch.
Additional tips for keeping safe include wearing a running rucksack to keep keys, ID and your phone secure – plus it’s easy to add reflective strips or a light to your bag. And if you run to music, use just one earbud or keep the volume low so you can be aware of your surroundings.
Whatever your running needs, we’re always on hand at Intersport with plenty of expert advice, from tips about running through to gait analysis and finding your perfect shoe: find your nearest store here.
Remember that you can claim 10% off at Intersport as part of our ongoing parkrun partnership price #PPP*. Simply show your parkrun barcode (#DFYB!) to claim 10% off running products in store!
Enjoy your winter running, and see you at your next parkrun!
*PPP valid at all participating Intersport stores; see our website for details. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.
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