The high street running kit that looks a lot more expensive than it is

Cheap high street running kit

As the summer draws nearer, investing in good quality running kit can quickly slip down the list of priorities, with holiday shopping and summer races to pay for. Yet all hope is not lost and affordable running kit is now no longer a marathon shopping experience.

This week, we look at the newest range from Marks & Spencer, which looks a lot more expensive than its price tag. Imitating the current trends of other boutique fitness brands, pay a third of the cost with these picks:

With reflective dots to keep you visible when running all year round, the simple design is in keeping with the ‘fade’ look seen in designs from other brands. With a high waistband for added comfort and a pocket big enough for your iPhone, you can’t go wrong.

Related: The best last-season running shoes to save you money 

Extra High Impact Non-Padded Sports Bra A-G, £25, marksandspencer.com

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A high-impact, racerback sports bra, designed with Moisture Wicking technology to keep you cool. With full cup coverage, this wireless sports bra is non-padded and has a simple front zip to make getting your bra off post-run that little-bit easier. Available in both black and white, in a number of different sizes.

Striped Long Sleeve Double Layer Sport Top, £22.50, marksandspencer.com

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Perfect for autumn running, we love this two-in-one workout layer, which can be worn separately or together. With a sweat-wicking vest top, and a looser, breathable long-sleeved layer, this pull-on option looks great and can be rolled up into your waist belt if the weather changes.

Quick Dry Colour Block Leggings, £25, marksandspencer.com

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These leggings look great, they match the top listed above and have a pocket big enough for your iPhone – what more could you need? Breathable, sweat-wicking and with an inner-waist tie, these are a good choice.

Quick Dry Quilted Gilet, £29.50, marksandspencer.com

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A gilet is a great layer to have in your kit bag if you’ve signed up to any autumn races. Post-race, this acts as a layer of extra warmth, made with M&S’s Thinsulte technology. Water repellant, fast drying and with a removable hood, you’ll also be able to run in this once the weather gets cooler.

Brushed Hooded Top, £29.50, marksandspencer.com

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Another warm and comfortable layer to add to your winter wardrobe, this zip-up hooded jumper is lightweight, quick-drying and moisture-wicking.

Perfect Blackout Quick Dry Cropped Leggings, £25, marksandspencer.com

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These high-waisted leggings are super comfortable as the weather cools down. In a cropped cut, with a zipped pocket big enough for your running essentials, these won’t go see through, whether you’re running or wearing them in a yoga class.

Sports Blister Resist Trainer Liners, 2 for £8, marksandspencer.com

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Designed to be blister resistant, these trainer socks have added stretch and M&S’s Freshfeet technology to keep you fresh as you clock up the miles.