Running is a simple sport: all you really need to start is the right pair of shoes. But of course, when you go to buy your shoes, you'll notice lots more great kit you could splash your cash on.

If you're new to running, and wondering what you should prioritise, find out what we consider the 10 Kit Essentials.

We've also got a selection of handy how-to guides to help you choose the right apparel and tools to keep you running all year round, and you'll find stacks of product-specific information in our editor and reader reviews.

How To Choose: Shoes | Summer Kit | Winter Kit | Sports Bras | Heart-Rate Monitors

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