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The Ultimate London Marathon Shopping Guide

The annual race is fast approaching. Whether participating or planning to soak up the atmosphere, you can ensure you’re race-ready thanks to our Marathon edit.

Our guide to the best running gear on Regent Street is perfect for those pounding the pavements for 26.2 miles and when it comes to long distance running, the most important piece of kit to get right is your running shoes. If it’s comfortable and supportive trainers that you’re looking for, ASICS is a great place to start - their team are well versed in advising on the best footwear to get you over the line.

After months of training, it’s important to measure your success. The Apple Watch Nike+ is complete with all the technical functions to ensure you stay on track. It’s an investment purchase that will incentivise you to continue running even once the race is over.

Runners tend to layer up, and to keep off the pre-race chill, we recommend the Nike Hooded Running Jacket as a light layer to keep you warm. 

Stating hydrated in warmer weather is a priority for runners and spectators alike. Luckily, Regent Street has free water hydration points to fill up your reusable bottles. 

Post race, recovery is crucial for any athlete. Treat a loved one (or yourself) to a well deserved massage at Hotel Cafe Royal after crossing the finishing line. The Akasha Spa’s 'Akasha Relax and Balance Ayurveda Massage' offers 90 minutes of pampering that will reduce muscle tension and relax aching limbs. For the ladies, Glow Bar is also a must-visit destination, thanks to its commitment to destressing.

Finally, for anyone feeling inspired to take on the London Marathon challenge next year, there is no time like the present to get started. lululemon has created the lululemon Backers Run Club - a running club for all levels that meet in the Regent Street store every Thursday evening. Skip the excuses and get training to ensure you feel fighting fit to run this time next year.

 

YOUR TRAINING:

Lululemon, Backers Run Club
Free

Lululemon, Backers Run Club
Free

YOUR RUNNING GEAR:

Refill London, Tap water available at five Regent Street locations
Free

Apple, Watch Nike+
From £399

Nike, Nike Air Women's Running Jacket
£69.95

ASICS, Gel-Nimbus 20 Trainers
£165

ASICS, Metarun Trainers
£220

YOUR RECOVERY:

Glow Bar, Infared sauna session
From £40

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