Cheap running gear - what to buy in the Runners Need sale

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If you’ve been waiting all year to get your hands on some cheap running kit in the summer sales, look no further. Runner’s Need are currently having their annual summer clear out, and we’ve hand-picked our top picks here:

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The best women’s cheap running kit in the Runner’s Need sale:

Buy now: Nike Women’s Dry Element Running Hoodie, £35.00, runnersneed.com 

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The perfect post-run hoodie, with mesh panels for breathability, thumbholes for comfort and reflective elements for winter running, we’re a big fan. It’s also nearly half price in the sale right now.

Buy now: Nike Women’s Seamless Sports Bralette, £21.00, runnersneed.com

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A classic, compression running bra from Nike, with an open-hole back for optimal breathability. The higher neckline gives added support where you need it and the seamless design is smooth and comfy against skin, plus avoids any summer chafing.

Buy now: Asics Women’s cool 2 in 1 3.5 in short, £29.00, runnersneed.com 

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The best of both worlds, these 2 in 1 shorts have a tighter compression layer underneath to minimise chafing, with a regular 3.5 inch split short over the top. With an inner storage pocket to hold long run essentials, we’re a big fan.

Buy now: Adidas Women’s Boxy Light Tank, £20.00, runnersneed.com 

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This loose, comfortable running tank is a good choice for summer. With a comfortable fit, sweat wicking material and longer back, it’s also a bargain in the sales.

Buy now: On Women’s Tank-T, £35.00, runnersneed.com 

cheap running kit - on women's vest

This is as practical as it is functional. With mesh at the back for moisture-control, antibacterial treatment to stop that post-run smell, and £30 off in the sale, you can’t go wrong.

Buy now: Asics Women’s Cool Capri, £35.00, runnersneed.com 

cheap running kit - asics leggings

Super stretchy, super soft and super comfy, these Asics capris are a great choice for summer runs. The high waist band offers a flattering fit and the seamless design means you can say goodbye to chafing. Runners Need also have plenty of sizes left in the sale.

Buy now: Adidas Women’s Climalite Performance Sweatshirt, £29.00, runnersneed.com 

cheap running kit - adidas jumper

We’ve been lusting after this beautiful cropped jumper all season. With a vented back hem for extra comfort, fitted cuffs and a soft, stretchy cotton fabric, this is a good layer to have handy in your wardrobe.

Buy now: Adidas Women’s Seamless ¾ tights, £25.00, runnersneed.com 

cheap running kit - adidas leggings

Flattering, sweat wicking training tights to minimise chafing on sweaty summer runs. We love the ribbed waist, contrasting hems and discounted price!

Buy now: The North Face W Flight Series Tank, £29.00, runnersneed.com

cheap running kit - the north face bralette

This fitted tank top has an in-built bra, stich-free design and moisture-wicking technology to keep you cool and dry on summer runs. Now half price in the Runner’s Need sale.


The best women’s cheap running shoes in the Runner’s Need sale:

Buy now: Nike Women’s Air Zoom Pegasus 34, £59.00, runnersneed.com 

cheap running kit - nike peagsus 34

Now the Peagsus 35s are out, you can save nearly £40 on the 34s. Responsive and breathable, these neutral running shoes have responsive cushioning to help you keep running for miles.

Buy now: Saucony Women’s Guide ISO, £69.00, runnersneed.com 

cheap running kit - Saucony Guide ISO

With ISOFIT technology, the Women’s Guide ISO offers a snug, adaptive fit, dispersing pressure from the tight lacing. A good shoe for neutral runners and mild overpronators, this will perform best on distances between 10 miles and a marathon.

Buy now: Nike Women’s Epic React, £109.00, runnersneed.com 

cheap running kit - nike epic react

The Nike Epic React is a light, cushioned shoe with a soft knit upper for neutral road runners. Bouncy and light, read what we thought here

Buy now: Brooks Women’s Adrenaline GTS 18, £89.00, runnersneed.com 

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A long run, high-mileage shoe which provides subtle overpronation support. The only changes from the popular version 17 are a more modern upper aesthetic and more flexible outsole grooves.


The best cheap men’s running kit in the Runner’s Need sale:

Buy now: Nike Men’s 5 Inch Flex Running Short, £20.00, runnersneed.com 

cheap running kit - nike men's shorts

With perforated panels for enhanced breathability, a built-in liner for sweat wicking comfort and a zippered outer pocket to help keep items dry, these 5 inch shorts from Nike are built for summer running. Even better, you can now grab them for £20 in the sale.

Buy now: Nike Men’s Breathe Rise 365 Running Top, £23.00, runnersneed.com 

cheap running kit - nike men's top

We love the dropped back hem on this fashionable, Nike running top, with a crew-neck design for a non-restrictive fit. The short sleeves allow a full range of motion and the sweat-wicking fabric keeps you cool as the weather heats up.

Buy now: Gore Running Wear Essential Light Cap, £20.00, runnersneed.com

cheap running kit - gore running cap

A good by for the summer months, this lightweight cap is essential from staying safe from harmful rays when running in sunny weather. Easy to pack away without damaging the peak, we’re a big fan.

Buy now: Nike Men’s Flex Running Shorts, £23.00, runnersneed.com 

cheap running kit - nike men's running shorts

Men’s 7 inch running shorts from Nike, with an in-built liner for sweat-wicking comfort, perforated panels for breathability and an elastic waistband for a customised fit. The best part? They’re half price in the sale and there’s still plenty of sizes left.

Buy now: On Men’s Tank-T, £39.00, runnersneed.com 

cheap running kit - men's on tank

A running top that has been engineered for speed, this stripped back offering from On is ultralight and ultrafast. Made from a lightweight Japanese knit fabric, it’s sweat-wicking, fast drying and has a £20 discount in the sale.

Buy now: Adidas Men’s Response Cooler Tee, £22.00, runnersneed.com

cheap running kit - adidas running tshirt

A simple, lightweight t-shirt that fulfils all your running needs. Made from Adidas’ Climacool fabric, with reflective details and a semi-fitted feel, you can’t go wrong.

Buy now: New Balance Men’s Impact 5in Shorts, £24.00, runnersneed.com 

cheap running kit - men's new balance trainers

These running shorts are breathable and comfortable for summer training. With a comfort brief in-built, a side mesh panel and a zip pocket for your keys, they’ll keep going for miles.  


The best cheap men’s running shoes in the Runner’s Need sale:

Buy now: Asics Men’s Gel Nimbus 20, £105.00, runnersneed.com 

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The winner of our Runner’s World Editor’s Choice award, this is a plush, comfortable, premium neutral cushioning shoe with a slim fit. It’s had a fiercely loyal following for 20 years and every one of our testers who tried it, loved it.

Buy now: Adidas Men’s Ultra Boost, £89.00, runnersneed.com 

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The forth version of these popular trainers, the Ultraboost has an impressive combination of bounce, support, responsiveness and comfort. In this generation, the upper has been made a little stiffer and the heel has been bulked out for a more rigid grip, but they’re still a great shoe.

Buy now: Mizuno Men’s Wave Rider 21, £95.00, runnersneed.com 

cheap running kit - mizuno

A smooth, responsive running shoe – the wave rider 20 won our Runner’s World Editor’s Choice award in 2017, and little has changed. It’s a super reliable, high-mileage option for neutral runners.

Buy now: Nike Men’s Air Zoom Pegasus 34, £59.00, runnersneed.com 

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Nearly half price, grab these whilst you can in the Runner’s Need sale. A cushioned, comfortable neutral road running shoe, these are secure, breathable and comfy.