With the summer well and truly underway, going for a run is hot and thirsty work. From keeping hydrated to keeping your skin safe - you’ll find yourself needing a few more items to make your run go further!

The most important item you need when running in warm weather is definitely a bottle of water – it is so important to stay hydrated and replace the fluids lost when sweating.

Another important item to take with you on a run in the sun is sun cream! Whilst it’s easy to forget about the dangers of sunburn when you’re in the cloudy UK, but it’s so important to keep yourself protected from the harmful rays. There is always days out in the UK when you get home to realize you’ve got an awful sun-glasses burn, like a red panda - so make sure you put plenty of sun cream on your face, shoulders and chest! These are the places the sun will catch the most.

Some other important summer run items you might need are tablets, gels or an epi-pen to control your allergies! No one wants to get half way through a run with a runny noise and watery eyes from the pollen – so its best to carry prevention medicine so you can run further!

That sounds like a lot of extra stuff to carry – so how are you going to carry it? That’s where the Fleetfoot3 Max comes in, with a pouch that’s perfect to carry all the extra run essentials, handy compartments to keep your sun cream scratching your phone. Another feature is the stretch pocket to hold your water bottle and stretch loops to carry even a jacket – for when the sun doesn’t stick around.

It’s also big enough to carry most large smart phones – like the Iphone 6s!

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When you go for longer runs, it’s so important to carry some kind of snack with you in order to keep your blood sugar levels up. This will help you perform to your ultimate best by reducing fatigue.
You can choose from a variety of snacks including gels, protein bars, fruits and even sweets!

Although snacks are usually quite small, they can be a nuisance to carry. You don’t want to end up clutching a squashed banana in your hand or running with sweaty sweets in your sports bra! The best and most convenient way to carry snacks is in a running bag - like the Fleetfoot3 max!

The Fleetfoot3 features 4 stretch loops which are great for carrying gels or protein bars. This means that the gels can be accessed easily whilst you're running so that you can refuel easily! There’s also a lot of space inside the bag pocket where you can store your phone, keys and smaller snacks like sweets, fruits and nuts. Perfect for the mid-run sugar supply!

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Last week, I was welcomed to the Workplay bags team as marketing assistant! I was set the challenge of going for a run over the weekend (eek!) with the iconic organised ladies running bag - the Fleetfoot3max ! Obviously, being a girly girl, the look of the bag is important to me and thats why I chose the berry colour. Here is my review of using the running bag.

The weather was not great over the weekend which meant I had to take a jacket out with me. Usually this means tying it around my waist and having to adjust it as it slips down my legs! However, with the Fleetfoot3max I was able to tuck the jacket into the back of the bag, I even forgot it was there! (Until it started raining!).

I usually struggle to find a place to carry all the necessities when I go on a run: phone, keys, water bottle, earphones and sometimes snacks. I've used bags before but I'm put off by running to the sound of my keys! The Fleetfoot3max surprised me with the noise-muffling pocket - so I was able to run to my own music, rather than my keys clunking! I was delighted that I could fit my iPhone 6s perfectly into the bag. The handy headphone port stopped my cables tangling, as well as being able to fully close the zip on the bag, making my phone secure.  

Overall, the Fleetfoot3max made my workout more enjoyable as I didn't have to worry about losing anything and literally everything has been thought of! 

I am now helping to manage the social media for workplay and I'd love to hear your thoughts about your workplay bag - as I've got so much to learn! I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

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