Running is popular because it's simple. All you really need to get started is a pair of running shoes, some kit that doesn't chafe and a sports bra if you're a woman. But just because you don't need tons of kit, doesn't mean there isn't load of gear out there to tempt you.

Check out the features below for everything you need to know about go-faster gear, from how to choose your perfect running shoe to the best gadgets to boost your training.

  • Shoe-biz
    Check out our essential guide to finding the best footwear option for the miles ahead...
  • Virgin Money London Marathon Official New Balance Kit
    Visit the New Balance website and explore the official Virgin Money London Marathon clothing and footwear range
  • Essential Kit
    The British weather is as unpredictable as England's football team so you need to be prepared for all eventualities, and that includes your kit.
  • Sporty Sunglasses
    Sunglasses are an essential piece of running kit, not just a fashion accessory. Find out how to keep your eyes protected.
  • Gadgets to Boost Your Training
    The basics of monitoring your training using a range of sports products, according to what level you're at.
  • Heart Rate Monitors
    Find out about heart rate monitors and how they can be used as part of your training for the Virgin Money London Marathon.
  • Wake-up Lights on test
    Check out our wake-up light reviews for good options for runners.