Essential Running Accessories for Under R1,000!

Here’s what you need to hit the streets without hurting your wallet.

Someone once said: “you don’t need running shoes to run, but they damn-well help”. And it’s true, running is the most fundamental of exercises available to us humans, but having a few accessories can help take your evening trot to a daily highlight. We’ve rounded up 5 of the best running accessories for under R1,000.

The wheels

Puma Ignite V2

The running shoe market is full of some pretty extensive options. There’s everything from complex trail-running shoes to flat-footed trainers, so when simplicity and versatility is what you need, Puma’s new Ignite Ultimate runners are up for the challenge. Puma’s Ignite foam material is incredibly light and compressible to create the softest and lightest impact on your foot when running.

The Puma Ignite’s are available for R849.

The shorts stick


Another disputable essential for running is a decent pair of shorts – light, sweat-absorbent, and durable. Nike’s Flex Running Shorts feature these elements, along with mesh panels for cooling ventilation and breathability. They also feature internal pockets to store small items (house keys, for example), when you’re out on your run.

The Nike Flex Running shorts are available for R395.

Keeping track of things

C6 Fitness Band

If you haven’t picked up a fitness tracker just yet, but want to keep record of your progress without breaking the bank, the Gosund C6 fitness band is an affordable and effective option. The C6 features a heart rate monitor,step counter, call and messaging notification capabilities, sports information sharing, time display, and sleep detection features. The C6 fitness tracker fitness tracker is compatible with smartphone powered by Android (should be 4.4 or upper) and iOS 7.0 like iPhone 4s or above.

The Gosund C6 fitness tracker is available for R800.

You ain’t going anywhere without fuel

Snappy - Tritan Bottle

This seems very obvious, but drinking water is the most important thing when exercising, yet most people tend to forget it. Getting a good water bottle will prevent that from happening, and you can pick up Tritan’s Snappy bottle for just over R100.

The Tritan Snappy water bottle is available for R109.

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