Going for a run in the winter is as much a mental as it is a physical challenge.  Taking that first step out the door is half the battle, and that is much more likely to happen if you ensure that you are properly attired.

Salomon Speedcross Vario 2 GTX Trail Running Shoe
Winter inevitably means soggy trails or squishy snow underfoot.  Keeping your feet dry is a priority. Salomon’s Speedcross Vario 2 incorporates a full Gore-Tex membrane, to keep your feet cosy and dry, with a Wet Traction ContaGrip sole unit to keep slipping and sliding to a minimum. gooutdoors.co.uk

Sealskinz Waterproof Knitted Beanie Hat
They say that putting on a hat does for your body what closing the front door does for your house – it keeps the heat in.  This Sealskinz beanie does that with style.  The microfleece lining wicks away moisture while the acrylic knitted outer layer repels water with ease.

Kalenji Run Warm+ Jogging Tights
As lovely as it may sound, it is impractical to run in baggy joggers. Fortunately, these Kalenji jogging tights are designed to insulate your legs from the cold, while encouraging maximum breathability.  With two separate zip pockets and no seam between the legs to prevent chafing, these tights just might have it all. 

Gore R3 Gore-Tex Hooded Jacket
If you are going to splash out on anything, make it the outer shell.  If you get this right, then the rest is just layering. The Gore R3 jacket is super lightweight, windproof, waterproof, comfortable to wear and totally breathable.  Even on the coldest and wettest days, this jacket is an insurance policy against excuses.

Buff Neckwear
If you have never worn a Buff, you are missing out on a highly versatile bit of kit.  The Original Buff neck scarf is a seamless, stretchy tube of fabric that is so lightweight, you forget you’re wearing it.  It keeps your neck warm but not hot, and when the weather gets really foul, you can pull it up over your mouth and ears to avoid wind burn. 

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