Top 5 running essentials to move with confidence

Whether you are setting out for your first run in a while or you manage to fit in a pre-work run as adaily habit, having the right kit is key. You want to be able to tread with ease, enjoy every step and feel refreshed after. Once you have got the right footwear sorted, here are the running essentials you need to achieve your best run yet.

App happy

A running app is a great way to map your route. The latest apps suggest new terrains to try, offer dedicated training plans and switch to music mode when you start running, so your soundtrack can power you on.

Style stakes

For late night or early morning runs, the right outerwear is key. It needs to be warm, weatherproof and also good at wicking away sweat. Go for one bold, bright colour to stay visible or graphics that illuminate in the dark.

Step tracker

Mark your progress and timing with a GPS watch. You can compare your speed, track your PB and then work harder to beat it with each new outing.

Stretch it out

To make each run an enjoyable experience, it’s important to spend 15 minutes warming up and cooling down with a foam roller. It’s the key to stretching out your muscles, and particularly tight hips, so that you won’t be aching tomorrow.

Confident breath

That refreshed feeling post run is unbeatable, and while your body feels good, your mouth might feel less so. Hydrate even more once you’re home and then use a powerful mouthwash like CB12 with hard working ingredients that maintain fresh breath for up to 12 hours. Gargle with this mouthwash for just 30 secs, and feel confident all the way up to your next training session.