Tis’ the season to be jolly – yes, it’s that time of the year again, it’s Christmas. Looking for something to get your loved ones who happens to be an absolute running addict? Here are 5 Christmas ideas for you. These would make perfect gifts for any runner.

#1 Running Shoes

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We’re absolutely crazy about running shoes. We all have a favourite brand and can’t wait to try out their latest release. It could be that new Mizuno Wave Sonic, or the Nike breaking 2 shoe, or that Asics Gel-DS Racer 11. It may sound like a whole bunch of jargon to you, but it’s music to our ears. We’re always eager to bring new shoes out for a spin. For some inexplicable reason, we get even more excited about running when we have new running gear – so, feed our happiness this Christmas.

#2 GPS Watch

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We get excited about all the numbers – how many km we’ve ran, what pace did we go out, what our splits were, what our heart rate was, what the elevation gain was! And that’s why every runner has a faithful friend – the GPS watch. Get your loved ones a GPS watch so they can go full on nerd mode with their running. we’ll be staring at numbers, crunching numbers and charts. It’s a gadget every runner wants – be it that Suunto Vertical or Garmin Forerunner 235 or if you’re feeling rich, that Garmin Fenix 5.

#3 A Good Headphone

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We runners go on really long runs. Sometimes it’s good to have the company of our favourite music – running to the beat of our favourite tunes. We wouldn’t mind an Ipoh shuffle or a Wireless headphone to keep us upbeat and motivated. It also distracts us from the counting down the kilometres which sometimes can get quite dull.

#4 A Good Hydration Pack

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If your significant other is an avid trail runner, a hydration pack would be the perfect gift. Hunt for one that doesn’t bounce and gives great ventilation. Salomon, Innov8 and Ultimate Direction have great hydration packs. During our long runs or ultra races, we run with our hydration pack – as one. We need them to be as comfortable as possible.

#5 A Race-cation

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Sweep your loved on off their feet by surprising them with an international marathon. Register them for the Gold Coast Marathon, or the Kyoto Marathon, or maybe the Vietnam Mountain Marathon? Nothing spells more excitement than a race-cation! There is nothing that a runner loves more than being able to see a new place by foot! 

Merry Christmas!

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