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Run with the right gadgets. Photo: Getty Images
Run with the right gadgets. Photo: Getty Images

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Must have gadgets for runners

Put a spring in your step with these five gadgets, and one book, you simply cannot do without.

Run bell, Suunto Ambit2 R and Oakley Half Jacket 2.0.

Run bell

A sleek, stylish, and very wearable bell designed to courteously warn pedestrians on shared paths.
From €22

run-bell.com

Suunto Ambit2 R

Heart rate monitor with integral GPS. Specially developed for runners, offering a host of running-specific features.
From €220

suunto.com

Oakley Half Jacket 2.0

Sunglasses that fit better when you sweat. These come with interchangeable lenses from sports eyewear giant Oakley.
From €145

oakley.com

Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon MR, BOB Revolution Pro and Born to Run.

Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon MR

Kick off your running shoes and slip these on instead. Spyridon MR is the FiveFingers super model designed for the trail runner.
From €110

vibramfivefingers.it

BOB Revolution Pro

A stroller that allows you to keep up with your training schedule and your parenting. Approved for both running and inline skating.
From €600

bobgear.com

Long-distance -reading

If you haven't read Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run in one go, it’s time you did.

This international bestseller is about to be made into a film, has so far been translated into 12 languages, and has changed the way both runners and shoe manufacturers the world over think about running. Join him on his voyage of discovery as he researches the soul of running, and discover the answer to why we are born to run, with the help of researchers, long distance runners, and the indigenous Mexican tribe, the Tarahumara.

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