Top Running Accessories for a 5k parkrun
Run, walk or jog, these items could help you go the distance and maybe even give you an added 'feel good' factor as you build towards claiming your next milestone.
The number one rule of parkrun is DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE, but making sure you have somewhere to keep it is just as important. Add your car keys, a post run snack and some small change for the post parkrun coffee and you’re likely to need a running belt or something similar to store it all in.
We have a great range of light, comfortable running belts that you can rely on available here.
We’ve all done it, woken up on a Saturday morning and scrambled for the favourite running socks only to realise they are still lying soaked in the washing machine, or perhaps because you like them so much you now have worn them so frequently that they have a hole in the big toe. Avoid disappointment on a Saturday morning and run blister-free with a fresh pack of socks.
If you’re a ‘plug in and parkrun’ kind of person then our range of headphones could be a game changer! We’d highly recommend Aftershokz bone conducting headphones if you want to stay safe and still hear other parkrunners around you, or try the jabra SPORT Pulse if you prefer a deeper in ear experience.
Whatever speed you are parkrunning at, the repetition of putting one foot infront of the other can lead to overuse of muscles making them tight and less flexible. Foam Rollers can aid your recovery by increasing the flexibility of your muscle tissues and helping your circulation of blood blow. This can help you run more efficiently with an increased range of motion to help prevent injury. Sounds good right?
To look good, to keep the sun off your face, to keep your hair out of your eyes or to keep your head warm. Whatever your reason we have a great range of running hats and caps by the most innovative and stylish brands such as Ciele, Nike and adidas who focus on performance and style.
There is no need to carbo load if you are running a 5K, but if you’re wanting a pre or post run pick-me-up or if you’re planning any longer runs that might require additional nutrition then we have the best on the market. Maurten nutrition is used by professional athletes such as Eliud Kipchoge and Mo Farah and can bring you a boost when you most need it. Available in Gels or in Drink form.
Don’t forget to hydrate! Hydrating pre-exercise can make a big difference to performance, and hydrating after your run is essential. There are not usually water stations on at parkrun so if you think you’ll need a little something to see you through then check out our water bottles and water carrying solutions to make sure you stay fresh.
So there you have it! Our list of top parkrun accessories that could make your next run more enjoyable.
Still searching for that perfect addition to your kitbag? See the full range of running accessories here.