Best Running Gear for Beginners

Beginners' Running Advice & Motivation,Expert Advice on Running Accessories,Expert Advice on Running Clothing
Best Running Gear for Beginners

What should a beginner runner wear?

Sourcing all the necessary gear to begin your running journey can feel overwhelming. You're not alone – at Run and Become, we're here to help. Running shouldn’t be intimidating. Being well equipped can give you extra motivation to get out the door, no matter the weather. It can help make your running experience more enjoyable, comfortable, and safe. Running is relatively inexpensive – you don’t need fancy equipment to get you started – but it's worth getting kitted out properly.

Running Clothing / Running Accessories

Must-have gear when starting running


These may be useful once you're in your running routine or are building up your mileage.


Men's Ronhill Golden Hour Tee

Running T-Shirts

Specialist running clothing is made of high-spec fabrics that are moisture-wicking and breathable. It's designed to help you keep dry and at a comfortable temperature, without chafing.

Regulate your body temperature and run comfortably with the selection of tees below.

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Men's Ronhill Tech Golden Hour Tee

Men's Odlo Zeroweight Chill-Tec Tee

Men's Ronhill Tech Tee

Women's Adidas Own the Run Tee

Women's Brooks Run Visible Tee

Women's Ronhill Tech Tee

Running Shorts

Running Shorts

 Depending on your preference, we've got you covered! Our hand-picked favourites will ensure to keep you running throughout the season. Keep an eye out for handy features such as phone pockets, key pockets and reflective details.

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Men's Janji AFO 5in Shorts

Men's Odlo Zeroweight Twin 5in Shorts

Men's Ronhil Core Twin Shorts

Women's Ronhill Tech Revive Shorts
£36.00 £27.00

Women's Pressio EQ Mid Rise Half Tights

Women's Ronhill Tech Dress
£68.00 £48.00

Running Bras

Running Bras

A sports bra is an essential piece of kit for women. It should fit you well and support you properly, allowing you to run with comfort, good running posture and self-confidence. Find out more in Why Wear a Sports Bra When Running?

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Women's Brooks Drive Underwire Run Bra
£55.00 £44.00

Women's Brooks Dare Crossback 2.0 Bra

Women's Brooks Drive Convertible Bra
£45.00 £36.00


Running Socks

Specialist running socks can improve your comfort and performance. Running socks have smooth seams to prevent blisters, and are designed with different levels of cushioning on the heels and balls of the feet. From no-show to anklet to crew, compression and even toe-socks, there is a huge variety to choose from, depending on your personal preference. Once you've tried them, you'll never want to go back to running in cotton socks! Here are some of our favourites.

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Injinji Run Lightweight No-Show Toe Socks

Feetures Elite Light Cushion No-Show Socks

Hilly Active Minimum Cushioning Anklet Socks

Stance Performance Light Crew Socks

Running Waist Packs

How to Carry Your Essentials

Run hands-free with our convenient and comfortable running belts. Beginner-friendly, with ideal storage space for your essentials this season.

Phone Holders / Waist Packs

Amaeva Running Vest A1

SPIBelt Performance Water Resistant

FlipBelt Zipper

Salomon Pulse Belt


How to stay visible when running in the dark?

Running after the sun has gone down or low light hours of the morning may seem a little unnerving for some people, but it could be the only time you have in your day. If so, an important piece of kit, making you visible to passing vehicles and other potential hazards, is high-vis gear. This can either be reflective details on clothing or accessories, or lights like head torches and LEDs that clip onto clothing. Find out more in The Best High-Vis Running Gear »

How do I wash my running gear?

The special technical fabrics in running gear need different care to regular cotton. But once you know what to do, it's actually simple and straightforward. We recommend washing all your technical gear at 30 degrees, ideally with detergent designed for sportswear. Do not use any softener and remember to line dry rather than tumble drying or using heat.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,’ wrote Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu: a saying that teaches all of us that even the longest and most difficult ventures have a starting point. Remember it’s just you and the road ahead. With the right gear, you're bound to get the running bug, and stick to your wonderful new habit!

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