As Christmas rapidly approaches it’s time to start thinking of presents so if you are looking for some ideas for the ultra runner in your life then take a look at the list below to see what this years must have items are.
Or if you are the ultra runner leave this webpage open or send it in a cheeky email as a not-so-subtle hint to your beloved.
1. Salomon S-Lab Sense 4 Ultra SG Trail Running Shoes
With improved grip, durability and protection, along with aggressive lugs for soft ground the S-Lab Sense 4 Ultra SG is the perfect shoe for the muddy trails we’re currently experiencing.
The Sense Ultra is the new benchmark for functional minimalism and offers enough protection through the Pro-Feel Film rockplate and cushioning to keep you going over ultra distances.
These shoes are at the cutting edge of ultra running shoe technology and would make a great present for any ultra runner.
2. OMM Kamleika Race Jacket II
OMM are renowned for well designed clothing that were developed to withstand the rigours of one of the hardest mountain marathons in the world.
The OMM Kamleika Race Jacket features stretch waterproof fabric for maximum freedom of movement during sports, with more casual cut and features for everyday use.
If you are looking for the very best in waterproof and breathable running jackets this is hard to beat.
3. The North Face Runners 2 Etip Gloves
This midweight, weather-resistant fleece running glove makes it easy to layer for added versatility.
Built-in touchscreen conductivity allows you to wear these fleece gloves while handling electronic devices. This lightweight glove is the warm mid-layer and can keep hands warm in all but the coldest of conditions.
Show the love this Christmas with a pair of The Northface Runners 2 Etip gloves for the trail runner in your life.
4. Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
Scott Jurek is a legend of the ultra marathon scene and his inspiring autobiography is a must read for anyone with an interest in running. In Eat and Run, Jurek opens up about his life and career as an elite athlete, and about the vegan diet that is key to his success.
From his Midwestern childhood of hunting and fishing to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism, to his epic, record-breaking races, Jurek’s story shows the power of an iron will and the importance of thinking of food as fuel.
Full of stories of endurance and competition as well as practical advice and some of his original recipes, Eat and Run will motivate people to go the distance, whether that means getting out for a first run, expanding your food horizons, or simply exploring the limits of human potential.
5. Petzl NAO Headlamp
The Petzl Nao with it’s ultra-powerful, multibeam rechargeable headlamp and reactive lighting technology that automatically adjusts brightness and beam pattern fits this bill perfectly.
With 575 lumens its guaranteed to light the darkness so If you want the best headtorch on the market today look no further than the Petzl Nao.
6. Compeed Blister Plaster
COMPEED® Blister Plaster Medium absorbs moisture and forms a protective cushion, providing instant pain relief and optimum healing conditions for foot blisters.
These plasters can mean the difference between finishing the race and not being able to walk.
Any ultra runner would be over the moon to receive these as a stocking filler this Christmas.
7. HOKA Challenger ATR Trail Running Shoe
With enough trail-specific features to keep your feet protected, the Challenger ATR is amazingly light, quite nimble and very stable for such a well-cushioned trail shoe.
The HOKA Challenger ATR is a great ultra marathon shoe as it provides plenty of cushioning for tired feet in a lightweight package that features good levels of grip.
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8. Garmin Fenix 3 GPS Multisport Watch
No longer do demanding athletes have to make a compromise – fēnix® 3 is both a cutting edge sport watch and a bold statement to your active lifestyle as an everyday time piece.
With the introduction of fēnix®3, Garmin has achieved the ultimate fusing of state-of-the art fitness training features with Garmin quality satellite navigation all topped with customisable smart watch capabilities.
If you are looking for the best in GPS running watches / heart rate monitor then the Garmin Fenix 3 is tough to beat.
9. Salomon S-Lab Advanced Skin3 5 Set Running Backpack
The Salomon Advanced Skin sets have been a revelation in terms of hydration carrying systems since their introduction. Salomon have taken on board feedback from users and continually evolve the packs.
Featuring numerous updated compartments placed in well thought of areas along with Salomon’s 4D pole holder – an instinctive, quick and easy way of accessing your poles while running this pack enables you to carry 1 litre of water in soft flasks whilst having enough storage space to carry all your kit.
There quite possibly isn’t anything that’s not be thought of whilst designing this vest.
10. Inov-8 Race Ultra Race Running Pants
Designed to meet all strict mandatory race day kit requirements, mountain and ultra athletes will be able to race as light and fast as possible. These trousers are stretchable to fit over shoes.
The super-stretchy fabric guarantees unrestricted body movement when running and and can be quickly compressed into its own integrated pocket/stuffsack.
Features taped seams and lycra-bound hems. Breathable, the Race Ultra Pant keeps you dry and protected in the wettest of conditions.