Holiday gifts for the runner in your life…

(…and if you’re the only runner in your life, treat yourself!)

  • You cannae beat the Up & Running Training Diary for recording your feats of athleticism (modelled by the lovely Minna below!). Spiral bound, beautifully designed, full of inspiring essays and a perpetual format so you don’t have to wait til January 1 to get started…
    Minna models the diary
  • Do you have a cyncial-but-tinged-with-wistfulness “Running? yeah, I could never be a runner” friend? Grab them a copy of the wonderful Jill Angie’s brand new book, Running with Curves: Why You’re Not Too Fat to Run, and the Skinny on How to Start Today. Jill did our very first 5K Course and these days is kicking butt as a personal trainer and weight coach, plus recently ran the Philadelphia Half Marathon!

Running With Curves


  • Sunscreen is a runner’s best friend. Well, aside from running shoes. And running bras. ANYWAY. My friend Denise got me onto this UV PLUS HP Ecran Multi-Protection from Clarins. It’s very light and smooth and doesn’t leave your face greasy. Pricey, but a little goes a very long way. Also great under makeup. You could give it as part of a nice wee Runner’s Recovery toolkit, along with some nourishing lip balm, a fancy bath soak and some black-toenail-disguising nail polish.
  • Everyone loves a gift voucher… always feels like a green light to get that really fancy or bonkers item we’d be reluctant to buy on our own dime! Wiggle has a great range and free shipping to many countries.

Mega thanks to Up & Runners Celia, Minna and Paula for their fabulous input for this post!

What’s on your wishlist this year?

  1. Denise
    I've just bought a new bottle of the sunscreen and then only because I was fairly certain it had lost effectiveness after several years of service. Great list of bits and bobs for runners - hope to be among that group again in the new year! xoxo