Christmas Gift Guide 2010

Whether you want to splash the cash on an unforgettable running gift or find a quirky stocking filler, we've tracked down Santa's favourite running gifts. Find the perfect present for him or for her, or coo over must-have high performance gear.

Merry Christmas!

For Him:

Salomon EXO III Calf, £40

Pound the roads for longer and make a quicker recovery with these well-fitting compression calf-guards. Impress your clubmates with your improved endurance and the eye-catching silver design.

www.salomonrunning.com/uk

ASICS Top Impact Line Men's Wind Top, £50

Ignore chilly winds when you train in this comfortable running jacket. The quick dry fabric and ventilation panels on the underarm and back ensure an enjoyable run whatever the conditions.

www.asics.co.uk

2XU Thermal Compression Tights, £80

Get the benefits of compression with added protection from winter's chill. These thermal compression tights have a softer and warmer feel, and also help regulate your core body temperature so you won't slow when the degrees drop.

www.2xushop.co.uk

adidas Men's adiZero Gore WINDSTOPPER Jacket, £100

Throw on this lightweight jacket for full protection against the wind and rain. It also has reflective strips for night running and pockets for handy storage.

http://shop.adidas.co.uk

Nike Dri-FIT Men's Running Gift Pack, £18

Keep training even when it's freezing outside with this lightweight hat and glove set. Nike's Dri-FIT fabric wicks away sweat to guarantee a comfortable and cosy run.

www.nikestore.com

For Her:

Sweaty Betty 3/4 Compression Tight, £80

Make your workouts more efficient and boost recovery with these stylish compression tights. Support your muscles without feeling self-conscious with their subtle panelling. Plus they wick sweat away and have a handy back pocket.

www.sweatybetty.com

Top Impact Line Women's Inner Muscle Long Sleeve Top, £45

Improve your running posture with this fetching first layer from ASICS. Their new Inner Muscle technology offers support so you lift your upper arm higher and run taller - which also helps you breathe more efficiently. 

www.asics.co.uk

Ronhill Vizion Microlight Jacket, £60

Think pink and keep safe and protected. This lightweight, breathable jacket offers good protection against the wind and rain and boasts reflective tape. Should the weather improve you can easily pack it away in its own pocket.

www.ronhill.com

Sweaty Betty Protector Gilet, £65

Make a style statement on your next run with this chic gilet. As it gets colder this is an ideal extra layer - it's water resistant, has a breathable back panel and most importantly, looks great. 

www.sweatybetty.com

Nike Dri-FIT Women's Running Gift Pack, £18

Protection from the elements comes in the shape of a fashion-conscious grey hat and glove set. This set is perfect for winter training - it's warm, lightweight and wicks sweat away.

www.nikestore.com

Gear:

Garmin Forerunner 410 with heart rate monitor, £329

The country's most lusted-after piece of running kit must be this state-of-the-art GPS sports watch. Scroll down the easy-to-read screen to discover your pace, distance, time, heart rate and elevation. Then wirelessly upload your data post-run to their Garmin Connect site to analyse and share your training.

www.simplyrun.co.uk

Polar Wearlink+ Transmitter, £59.50

Use your heart rate to push your running to the next level. This armband is compatible with the 5th or 6th generation iPod nano or the Nike+ Sportband. Track your heart rate during training, then analyse the beats per minute post-run at nikeplus.com.

www.nike.com

V-MODA Remix Remote, £89.95

Splash out on these high-tech headphones if your addiction to bass matches your love of running. With superb sound quality, detatchable sport hooks and a remote compatible with you iPhone or iPod, we probably don't need to tell you about the four different colour options or superb aesthetics to have you hooked.

www.v-moda.com

Brooks Ghost 3, £85

Treat your feet to this lightweight and springy shoe. Perfect for neutral runners, it was also given a big thumbs up from the Runner's World editors worldwide when it was named Shoe of the Year 2010 at the Runner's World International Shoe Summit in November.

www.brooksrunning.co.uk

Newton Gravity, £135

Follow the forefoot running trend with these lightweight performance trainers. They claim to reduce injury and increase speed and if you're a neutral runner they could offer something new to your running regime.

www.newtonrunning.co.uk

Stocking Fillers:

Sweaty Betty Sneaker Ball, £6

Save your blushes when you take your kitbag or trainers into work with these handy air fresheners. While cute, colourful and small enough to go unnoticed, they're also strong enough to block out nasty smells for three months. 

www.sweatybetty.com

Silverpoint Ozone II Wind Up LED Head Lamp, £8.99

Get green brownie points the easy way - this wind up head torch is soft on the environment and the wallet. Just one minute of cranking will give you 90 minutes of light and with such a lightweight model you won't even have to sacrifice comfort.

http://shop.packyourbags.com

The Athlete's Palate Cookbook by Yishane Lee, £17.99

If finding nutritious and tasty recipes to complement your training is proving tricky, this cookbook could be your saviour. It features 100 delicious recipes to boost endurance from top chefs including Gordon Ramsay - refuelling has never been better.

www.amazon.co.uk

Hi Viz - Flashing Light Armbands, £6.49

Burst with confidence - and light - when running at night. Flashing red light bulbs and a reflective band keep runners visible to traffic. A battery is also included with this practical stocking-filler.

www.sportytypes.com

Runner's World Complete Guide to Running, £9.99

Settle back into a comfortable chair and discover tips galore in our bible of all things running. This bookazine coves all bases including motivation, training and nutrition - it's perfect for newbies or more seasoned runners. 

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/motivation/our-complete-guide-to-running/4945.html

For the runner who has it all...

The Stick, £42.50

Banish discomfort after hard training sessions with this simple-looking massage stick. This well-recommended device increases circulation and reduces muscle knots so your legs and arms will feel like new.

www.the-stick.co.uk

Bupa Run Check, £110

If you envy the expert advice on hand for elite athletes, then a run check with a sports physiotherapist could be a real treat. One of Bupa's experts will examine the way you run, your flexibility and core strength. Then you'll get tailored advice on improving your running technique, a training plan and exercises to keep injuries at bay.

www.bupa.co.uk

Elemis Aching Muscle Super Soak, £32                                                                                      

Lay back in a hot bath after a hard training session and let this soothing bath soak set you on the road to recovery. Infused with extracts of birch, clove, lavender and sea salt, this luxurious treat will revitalise aching limbs.             

www.salonskincare.co.uk

Official Register of the London Marathon, £60

If you have conquered the London Marathon, then your name and time will be listed in this tome. It's packed with facts about each of the marathons since 1981 and is a must to relive former glories or to inspire this year's fleet of runners.

www.aubreybooks.com

TRIXIE Hands-Free Waist Lead, £17.45                                                                                        

Man's best friend can double up as an amazing training partner using this hands-free lead.  It also includes two storage pockets perfect for a mobile phone, keys and water bottle - or even a treat to fuel your furry friend.                                    

www.innerwolf.co.uk