There’s not much difference between men and women when it comes to running – we all have to put one foot before another to get started, after all. And we all need the same motivation before a run. There are several ways to get that motivation and if it comes from having cool running gear and accessories, then no harm! So this International Women’s Day why not treat yourself or the ladies in your life with some running gear that are more than useful. If you’re looking to give yourself or the woman runners in your life something special on IWD, here’s our pick of the hottest new running accessories out there.

TrailHeads Print Ponytail Headband
For runners who are constantly struggling to keep the hair off their face, headbands can be a godsend, and even better when they feature attractive designs and come with ponytail slots, like these funky one from TrailHeads. These headbands are highly breathable, wick moisture and feel soft against your head, while the contoured styling provides full ear protection. Made of 4-way stretch polyester / spandex fabric, there are suited for all-year use.

Saucony Speed of Lite Tank
A good running top makes all the difference and this premium range from Saucony hits all the right notes. The Tech fabric material contains X-Static XT2 and pure silver for permanent anti-microbial and anti-bacteria solutions. This also helps keep odors away and ensures that you smell fresh even after a 5K or a 10K. Designed with deep armholes, the tank has a lose fit to give your breathing space as you conquer the miles.

Adidas Infinite Series Supernova Bra
A sports bra is an essential part of the female runner’s closet and they’re crucial for an unhindered running experience as well. The Adidas Supernova pretty much meets all your needs. Wide racer straps hold your chest in place, while a moisture-wicking fabric conducts heat away from your skin. The ventilated Climacool fabric keeps you cool and dry, while the Formotion design follows the natural movement of sport for a better fit and greater comfort in motion. With a flattering square neckline and tons of color choices, this bra is sure to keep you looking — and feeling — cool.

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Adidas Infinite Series sports wear for women

Moto 360 Sport
An Android Wear smartwatch sporting a GPS chip, the 360 Sport definitely has the right ingredients to make it easier to track runs and walks. Moreover the GPS is said to be extremely accurate so you don’t have to worry about losing out on any session. Its waterproof design makes it easy to use in any condition, and it also displays notifications when you are working out, so you don’t miss out on any important calls. And it comes in a bunch of bright colours to suit your taste.

Nite Beams LED gear
Safety is a big concern for female runners, particularly those who work out pre-dawn or late in the evening when visibility is compromised. Made of non-abrasive material, these are lightweight, water resistant, and washable and secured with high-quality Velcro. Available in choices of red, white, blue, pink, green or orange LED lights, the bands come in several sizes and can be adjusted to remain in steady or blink mode. The products offer approximated 1400 ft of visibility, giving passing drivers enough time to see and react to your presence.

Salomon Agile 7 Running Backpack
This hydration backpack is a great gift for trail runners, trekkers or simply those who like to take off on long runs with no agenda. The formfitting Agile 7 Set Hydration Pack moves comfortably with you and ensures you stay hydrated on your fast-paced outdoor adventures. The innovative P.A.C.E. Fit system centers the pack weight over your scapula and upper body, allowing you to run at full stride in total comfort and breathe deeply without restriction. A five-liter reservoir makes for easy on-the-go thirst quenching, and the single main pocket provides enough space to pack a rain jacket or additional layers.

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