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Sunday 20 April 2014

Fit Kit: Highlights of the year

LED Lenser SEO 5 headlamp

€60, ledlenser.com/seo

There is no substitute for feeling safe and seeing a clear path ahead while you run. The advanced lens technology and battery run time of the SEO 5 win my vote. The claimed 180 lumens (one lumen is equal to one candle light) certainly brightens up the path in the darkness at full power. The run time is up to seven hours on full or 25 hours on the low light setting. Universal, adjustable focus and lightweight.

Pros: Bright, clear light; run time for me was exceptional.

Cons: The headband might stretch over time.

Verdict: If you're serious about your running, then don't leave home without it.

PURE ATHLETE DETOX BATH SALTS

€3.95 (single 70g bar), pure-athlete.com

A bath after a long training session can be one of the best things to help with the natural healing process. Adding a special blend of epsom salts to your bath can encourage your muscles to recover quicker and can also help rejuvenate the body and mind. Pure Athlete Detox has a special blend of 15 essential oils that draw out toxins, cleansing the body of impurities which aid fatigue. It's also comforting to know that Pure Athlete is an Irish company.

Pros: Great smell; relaxing.

Cons: Requires a bath.

Verdict: A must-have product for any sports person's toiletry kit.

Irish Independent

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