Start running in 2018 with the best watches, headphones, trainers and more

Get fit right now by simply going out your front door and running, it’s that easy

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You’re on the hunt for the right gear to suit the situation and don’t have the time to spend trawling the interwebs. Fear not T3 is here.

This guide will offer you the best of the best, the cream of the crop, so you know what to buy for what you need - no matter what it is.

This week it’s all about bringing you the best kit to get you out on the streets pounding pavement. Starting running is, nowadays, a simple task. As long as you have a pair of running trainers, ideally some headphones and a smartwatch you’re kitted out to push yourself beyond anything you thought you could do. So make sure you have the right kit at the ready to give you the confidence to get out there are start running towards a better you.

Best running shoes

It's winter and the roads and pavements might not look any too inviting. But it's also a New Year. Time to lace up your running shoes (unless you're using Adidas' cutting edge Ultraboost Laceless, of course).

Whether you're tackling a road marathon or you’ve just discovered your local 5k Park Run, the most important piece of kit you need is a decent pair of running shoes. Right after a vest and a tiny pair of shorts.

The best running shoes 2018: top trainers to get you road fit

Best running watches

If 2018 is where you decide to go from couch to 5km or from 5km to marathon, these are the running watches you need to help you along the road. 

They're a real step up from most fitness trackers, which tend to be more about tracking steps walked and hours slept, neither of which are going to exactly push you to Olympian heights.

The best running watch 2018 for runners, gym, cycling, triathlon and general fitness

Best running headphones

Although people tend to search for 'running headphones' (or 'headphones for running'), what follows is a list of headphones suitable for all forms of exercise, from traditional gym to cross-training to running, cycling, fell trekking and pogo sticking. 

Whatever your activity, let these buds and headphones soundtrack your path to fitness. 

The best running headphones 2018 for gym, exercise and, obviously, running

Best running hearables

Hearables may be one of the stupidest tech terms ever, but you're going to be hearing it a lot more in 2018. It's an audio development of wearables. 

The fact is, the singularity is coming where man and machine become one and  first wearables, and now, hearables, are easing us towards that. 

Best smart headphones and hearables for fitness 2018