Kit Essentials for Running this Winter


on Oct 11, 2018

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By Fiona Donnellan

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Nathalie Desiree Mottet

As the days get shorter, and the Dublin Marathon looms, there are lots of you putting in the miles either before or after work and that can ultimately mean running in low light or the dark. Here we pick our top five kit essentials for running in the dark and staying safe this winter. 

So often when you're running you can be deep in thought, listening to music, focused on the mileage or getting a good time. At least with the right reflective and safety gear you don't have to worry about being seen by drivers and cyclists. Just this week we put some Ultimate Performance reflective bits and bobs to the test on a run in Dublin. 

Ultimate Performance Eddystone is a bright blue LED light. It clips on to either your clothing or a bag strap and can be visible up to half a mile away. 

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Ultimate Performance Eddystone

Ultimate Performance Flamborough LED Armstrap provides either a constant or flashing ultra bright LED which is visible again at up to half a mile away. You can attach it to arm or ankle whatever works for you.

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Ultimate Performance Flamborough LED Armstrap

We love these snap bands, they're the perfect addition for keeping to safe whilst running in low light or in the dark. Made from an ultra-reflective material as well as having a flashing LED the Ultimate Performance Self Grip LED snap band is a winner for us. 

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Ultimate Performance Self Grip LED snap band

These reflective laces fit most running shoes, the Ultimate Performance Elastic Laces have a reflective fleck running through them and made from elastic bungee cord. The laces are a simple and effective safety measure to ensure you are seen whilst running in the dark this winter.

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Ultimate Performance Elastic Laces​

Finally, it's a simple one, but always good to throw on when running early morning or at night; the Ultimate Performance Reflective Race Vest is a lightweight, comfortable reflective vest. The cutaway style of this vest allows full freedom of movements. Suits us!

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Ultimate Performance Reflective Race Vest​

As always get in touch if you think we're missing something or just to say hi. 

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