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Top 10 Presents for Runners!

It’s nearly Christmas and there are certainly a few of us at Dig Deep Race HQ who still have their Christmas Shopping to do! Just when you think Christmas is all under control, the days sneak by and suddenly before you know it the Christmas party is over, and it’s the last weekend before Christmas.  So for anyone out there struggling to think of any last minute pressies for the runners in your life here are our Top Ten Christmas Gifts for Runners!

1. Lightbender – by Nathan £20 – a great way to make sure you stay visible of long winter nights, or long distance summer ultras.  it’s an electro-luminescent band, which is completely waterproof and the watch battery will keep it flashing for over 100 hours.  And it’s a very awesome neat little gadget, which we are suckers for!



2. Spikes – Kahtoola £50 – a lifesaver, every runner should have a pair of these handy spikes in their gear cupboard! Ever had that bambi on ice feeling? I have and these are so handy when running – they are flexible enough to slip around running shoes but also can be used on lightweight hiking boots.



3. Navigation Courses with Fell Running Guide.  Perfect for your nearest and dearest, learn how to stay safe on the hills and to keep yourself out of harms way.  We have all been there…perfect sunny day on the moor and then bam – down comes the mist and visibility is zilch, and the moor becomes a featureless landscape! The Dig Deep Races 2013 were held on an unusually hot and clear day – but as we all know this is England, anything can happen!

4. Tech Tee RRP £45 SALE £29 – Good opportunity to snap up a bargain but hurry they are selling quick! This tech tee from Mammut for women, would be great for layering with a longer armed base layer underneath for winter, or perfect to hit the Summer trails in.  Nice cheerful colour and I found the fit flattering!



5. Mammut X-Sun Headtorch £225 – Ideal for the fast and light person that has everything.  This is not just any old headtorch, this is a super all singing and dancing headtorch.  It’s waterproof to IXP6, has an Alpine Emergency Signal, four different modes, is super bright as you might expect from the price tag but also easy to dim for close up work.  Great for winter trail running at night!



6. Bob Graham Round Map – £12 – do you know someone who has been talking about doing this for a while?  Time to give them a little bit of a push and get them one gnarly clad footstep closer to doing it!



7. Clif Shotbloks – £2.49 – The ultimate stocking filler, and a big favourite! Those amazing little squares of pure gooey energy.  The only problem with them is that they are so hard to resist (incidentally very good at propelling you around the Dig Deep Intro Ultra 🙂 ) Once you start you just cant stop.  Now, which flavour?



8. Garmin Forerunner 10 – £89 – I have left numerous hints around my desk incase my colleagues are feeling generous this Christmas!  Ideal present for all trail runners and gadgety types, or if someone you know is stepping up the training for the Ultra Tour of the Peak District and wants to track their progress.  Definitely on my wishlist!



9. A place in the Dig Deep Intro Ultra – £40 – It would be rude not to include our own races on our list! Stupendously beautiful trail running race set in the heart of the Peak District National Park, run over peaks, along the crags and across the moors.  Then rest and recuperate in the Race Village and bask in the knowledge that you are now an Ultra Runner!  Sneaky present for yourself!

10. A place in the Ultra Tour of the Peak District – £60 – The biggy – 60 mile gnarly trail running race through the Peak District.  Speaks for itself.  Make the ultra runner in your life a very happy and excited person!


Christmas presents for runners – trail running race in the Peak District

Most items can be found for sale on website of Outside our race retail partners.


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