Cheap running gear – what to buy in the John Lewis sale

If you’re hunting for cheap running gear in the sales, we’re about to make things a lot easier for you. With huge savings on Nike running kit, Adidas gear and even Garmin watches, we’ve rounded up the best picks in the John Lewis summer sale here:

(Don’t hang around – some of this stock won’t be around for long)

Related: 10 of the best cheap running sports bras 

The best cheap women’s running kit in the John Lewis sale:

Buy now: Nike Dry Element Long Sleeve Running Top, £28.50, johnlewis.com

Save nearly £20 on this women’s Nike long sleeve running top. With thumbholes, a collar for colder runs and mesh for breathability, this is a good layer to have in your wardrobe. They’ve also got it in grey here.

Buy now: Adidas Response Running T-shirt, £13.50, johnlewis.com 

A simple Adidas running vest, with reflective details to keep you seen all year round. We love the loose, flattering fit, and the fact it’s half off in the sale.

Buy now: Nike 10K Jacquard Running Tank Top, £16.00, johnlewis.com 

A simple, Nike training vest with a dropped hem for coverage and a t-back design for freedom of movement. A breathable layer, made with sweat-wicking fabric.

Buy now: Nike Power Epic Lux Running Crops, £44.50, johnlewis.com 

These Nike running crops in bold reflective silver print were £74.95 fully priced. With breathable leg panels, a wide elastic waistband with an internal drawcord, a zipped back pocket and a drop-in front pocket, you can’t go wrong.

Buy now: Nike Breathe Tailwind Short Sleeve Running Top, £22.50, johnlewis.com 

A cropped running top for summer trails, this is sweat-wicking and breathable. We like the dropped hem and the ventilations in this design, plus the short sleeve design comes in handy when running with a backpack.

Buy now: Nike Dry Medalist Running Top, £35.50, johnlewis.com 

Another short-sleeved, breathable summer running top worth investing in whilst you can, there’s also a dusky rose and black version in stock.

Buy now: Asics Lite-Show 7/8 Lengths Running Tights, £31.00, johnlewis.com 

Made from sweat-wicking, breathable fabric, these shape retaining leggings from Asics have been designed to keep you comfortable as you run. We like the reflective panels and the handy zipped phone pocket on the waistband.

Buy now: Adidas Response ¾ Length Running Tights, £25.50, johnlewis.com 

We love these Adidas three-quarter-length leggings in a light, summery print. Originally £42.95, they’re a bargain, plus they’ve got a handy sweat guard pocket for your valuables.

The best cheap men’s kit in the John Lewis sale:

Buy now: Nike Dry Element Long Sleeve Running Top, £28.50, johnlewis.com 

A simple running layer that will definitely come in handy as the weather gets cooler, you can save £20 on this long sleeved, half zip running top in the summer sale. This is also available in a number of different colours here. 

Buy now: Ronhill Everyday Split Running Shorts, £13.00, johnlewis.com 

Classic split shorts designed by the man who invented them himself, these Ronhill running shorts are a bargain. With sweat-wicking fabric and a secure pocket, the shorts have a relaxed, comfortable fit.

Buy now: adidas Response Running Singlet, £13.50, johnlewis.com 

A simple running singlet, made from adidas’ climalite fabric to wick sweat away from your body as you move, this is a good choice for summer running.

Buy now: adidas Alphabounce RC Men’s Running Shoes, £38.50, johnlewis.com 

Adidas designed the Alphabounce to be worn whilst out running and in the gym and whilst we wouldn’t use these for long runs, they’ve got a bounce midsole and a durable outsole.

Buy now: Nike Pro Training Top, £19.00, johnlewis.com 

With flat seams to reduce chafing and sweat-wicking Dri-FIT fabric, if you like the athletic fit, this training top is a bargain.

Buy now: adidas UltraBOOST ST Men’s Running Shoes, £89.50, johnlewis.com 

If you’re looking for a stability running shoe, this last-season UltraBOOST from adidas is a good choice. With the brand’s signature boost midsole that absorbs the power from your footstrike, this is a light, springy, yet supportive ride.

Buy now: Nike Therma Element Running Top, £35.50, johnlewis.com 

One for the winter, save money now on this thermal running top. With a wide band at the hem and cuffs for a secure fit and built-in mittens at the end of the sleeves, this is a good one to have in your wardrobe.

The best cheap running tech in the John Lewis sale:

Buy now: Apple Watch Series 3, £479.00, johnlewis.com 

Save £100 on this third generation Apple watch, with built-in GPS and enhanced heart rate monitor. Make calls or send texts mid-run and record your distance, speed and pace along the way.

Buy now: Garmin vivosport activity tracker, £129.99, johnlewis.com 

A basic smart activity tracker with built-in GPS, stress tracking and on-run distance, time, speed and pace tracking.

Related: The best places to get a cheap GPS Garmin running watch in the sale