Marathon season is very definitely here. With the capital’s race just next month, Sundays in London’s parks are a game of spot-the-marathoner. Whether you’re embarking on 26.2 miles or want to complete your first Parkrun, everyone needs a solid set of running essentials.
Proper running trainers, especially those fitted after a gait analysis, can be the difference between a knee injury and pain-free plodding. Weather-appropriate running clothes will make your running more enjoyable, too. Perhaps the most important part? Recovery. Stretching, salt baths, foam rolling and protein intake may seem like unnecessary additions, but embrace the rehab and your running will come on leaps and bounds (literally). Read Vogue’s guide to running essentials below.