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Valentine’s gifts for runners

13-Feb-18

Last updated: 12-Feb-18

By Alice ‘Hunter of hearts’ Morrison

Ahhh Valentine’s Day. On the morning of the 14th, there I am, sitting at my desk, waiting for the doorbell to ring. Any minute now an avalanche of cards, chocolate-flavoured gels, and red rose-patterned calf sleeves will be arriving. In fact, I’m worried about the strain on the poor postie’s back….

If, by any strange chance, you haven’t yet bought your beloved something fabulous, don’t panic, there is still time, and I have rounded up some ideas for you which you can claim as your very own. If you currently don’t have a beloved, worry not, cry not into your lonely glass of post-run-recovery milk, just buy some of these for yourself. You are definitely worth it!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all you Lovers, Soon-To-Be-Lovers and Happy-Loners-Thank-You-Very-Much.

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1. What says I love you more eloquently than a brand new pair of trainers?

For him or her, check out the Altra Lone Peak 3.5 trail shoe. We reviewed them for you. 

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2. Foot fetishist?

I hear you! Whatever your relationship to toes, a new pair of socks must always bring joy to your loved one’s heart. This is our selection.

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3. Not all girls want a new Hermes Birkin Bag by Ginza Tanaka

Which is lucky since they retail at a hefty $1.3 million – no you did not read that incorrectly and all I can do is quote my Granny, “A fool and their money are easily parted”. On that theme, bag not fool, what about a nice hydration pack?  Read our review

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4. While we are on the stereotypes:

How about something big and meaty for the alpha male in your life? 

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5. If your better half is a nutrition purist and would spurn your expensive chocolates...

Send them to me in Morocco instead, and go with these shakes which actually come in some rather romantic flavours. Here's our review

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6. If you are still at the wooing phase...

Up your game, open your wallet or purse, and splash out on a Rab Flashpoint Jacket.

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7. Spice it up with a weekend away, in a tent, on the moors, in the snow.

A Yeti Passion One (the clue is in the title folks!) sleeping bag could be just the thing.

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8. Jewellery? Always a great idea!

But for him and her, I propose something just a little bit different… the Garmin Fenix 5S

 

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9. And if you want to get away from the running kit for her…

Honestly a bunch of long-stemmed red roses may not be original but it really is romantic and remember the words in the card mean a lot.

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10. For him?

I hate to be gender normative but this is so much more difficult! I’ve gone for ludicrously expensive but rather fabulous Bose headphones.  

That’s our eclectic RunUltra list. If you have some great ideas to share, feel free to tweet us on @RunUltra_UK

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