As you may have noticed, it’s pretty hot at the moment. Nice for a Friday trip to the pub, but not if you’re planning on doing some marathon training. We went for a 10k earlier – it was horrible. We had to keep hiding under trees.
But never fear, we’ve pulled together a list of items designed to help runners deal with the summer heat. Just hope the sun lasts long enough to get some use out of them. We’ll probably be doing a top five rain coats this time next week.
Mission EnduraCool Towel
It’s the kind of towel you’d see at Hogwarts. Made from a special fabric that instantly cools when soaked in water, wrung out, and then snapped in the air. It’s something to do with a unique radiator-like fibre construction which regulate the rate of evaporation. But yeah, it’s probably just magic.
We ran the London Marathon in one of these T-shirts and it worked a treat. Not only is the fabric made by a flat yarn which helps to maximise the cooling surface area against your skin and a highly breathable ‘polar fibre’ mesh which releases more heat and moisture, it also has some weird aluminium spheres positioned on the back of the neck which give you a constant cold tingling sensation.
£30, click to buy
Mission Performance Hat
Another magical item, this time a hat that you just have to wave in the air when it gets wet and suddenly it becomes nice and cool. Which is nice.
£25, click to buy
Climachill Cosmic Boost Shoes
A rather snazzy (Mum, 2015) pair of running shoes that combine boost and climachill technology, two of our favourite things. If you’re a runner and you’ve never tried boosts then its high time you gave them a go.
£110, click to buy
With all that running you’re going to need to stay hydrated. You’ll also need some energy as well. Lucozade Sport has been around for a fair few years now, mainly because it’s actually pretty good as sports drinks go. Sodium, fluid and carbohydrate all in a one. They also have some new flavours which you probably didn’t know about.