Tip of the Day: The Gear
You can have all the fancy gear and sporting paraphernalia you want, but if you’re keen on starting running, I believe there are only two things you essentially require:
1). A great sports bra (i.e.: very little bounce!)
2). A good pair of running trainers (check out http://www.sportsdirect.com/ for some good deals)
The fancy sports watches, heart rate monitors, sweat wick gear, GPS run trackers etc – are all nice extras, but not essentials. So don’t worry about your budget when you’re starting out, keep it simple. you can always reward yourself later with some nice gear!
If I had to add a third it would be an iPod – as you know I’m a big fan of running with music (why would I want to run 21km without music?!).