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Get tooled up to run 26.2 and beyond, both on and off road

COROS APEX

Coros isn't a household name like Garmin or Polar , butIt's quickly getting a reputation for affordable running watches that pack in big features. The Apex comes in two sizes, but it 's the larger model that's built to withstand the rigours of tough outdoor running routes, with up to 35 hours of battery life. You get a rugged titanium alloy bezel and sapphire glass to protect the LCD watch display; it 's waterproof up to 100m and , along with GPS , packs a compass and barometric altimeter- brilliant for knowing how many more metres of gut -busting climb you've got left In addition, navigation features such as pre-loading routes, distance to your destination and off -route alerts ensure you don 't get lost on unfamiliar trails. The built -in heart -rate monitor can be paired with an external sensor. You get phone notifications on your wrist and run data is synced to Coros's companion smartphone app- there's also all -important Strava integration, so kudos-worthy runs will sync to the popular app as well .

SKULL CANDY STASH PORTABLE POWER BANK

Whether it’s for motivational music, Insta boasts or emergency calls, it pays to have a smartphone battery on hand for ultra runs. That means taking backup juice. This 6000mAh slab works down to -40°C, weighs only 149g and is 125mm long

NIKE VA PORFLY NEXT%

The successor to Nike's fastest eyer shoe, the popular 4%, this one comes with 15% more Zoom X foam. A new lighter Vapor weave upper soaks up 10% less water or sweat than Flyknit, saving yet more weight. Offset lacing reduces pressure on the top of the foot and cut-back heel cushioning dreates featherlight comfort.

HOKA ONE ONE TORRENT

Designed for long off –road runs, the Torrent trail racers deliver cushioning, stability and agility over tricky terrain. There's a rocker plate hidden in the midsole that helps propel you forward more efficiently, while aggressive outsole lugs provide great traction even on tricky mountain descents.

ASICSMETARIOE

Heel strikers listen up: these shoes, with their innovative curved sole made from layers of Flytefoam Lyte and Propel, are your ticket to more efficient miles. The clever design reduces energy wasted at the ankle joint by 20%, while gel cushioning under the heel softens the impact when your foot strikes the ground, making those long runs easier. A little bit.

INOV-8 MUOCLAW G 260

If you need serious grip for wet, muddy or slippy-rocky runs, the Mudclaws are about as good as it gets . The graphene-enhanced rubber outsole features 44 fearsome 8mm studs that lock onto surfaces with seriously impressive stickiness. They even boast Kevlar tongues and integrated gaiters.