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Kit: let's get leathered

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Wrangler powered by Alpinestars Indy Jacket

We like clothes that are functional. We also like clothes that look cool. Combine the two, and we’re putty in your hands. Step forward and take us in your hands, then, Alpinestars, because this jacket is ticking all the right boxes.

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Now, this is what we call a running machine. The jewel in Technogym’s Artis range, the treadmill is loaded with cool features and boasts the ace Unity screen: an interactive gizmo loaded with features to pep up your workout. Here are a few of our favourites.

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With the ski season hitting its peak, the powder is the place to be. Snow+Rock equipment buyer Phil Gordon picks out a selection of the best skis available at snowandrock.com
  1. K2 AMP Charger
    One of our best-selling piste-focused rocker skis, its ‘Speed Rocker’ gives you greater agility with its slightly elevated tip and increased tip length – ensuring perfect carved turns. Triaxial braiding around the wood core keeps the ski torsionally strong so you can charge the piste with confidence.
    £405.99, with binding
  2. White Doctor FT8

Winter Treats For Your Feet

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Long, dark evenings can mean only one thing – shoe-shopping!

1. Salomon Speedcross 3 CS
Salomon’s climashield technology combined with an aggressive tread makes a shoe that will keep you moving through the roughest, wettest terrain – perfect for winter trail running. Available in a variety of eye-catching combinations, it will provide that extra edge, whether you are an extreme runner or keeping the pace on your sopping morning commute.  
£110 | salomonrunning.com

2. Puma Complete Nightfox TR

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The roads will be filled with Wiggins wannabes in the next few weeks. Stand out, without wearing yellow

1. Boardman Pro C Helmet
The strong carbon fibre inside ensures your head is protected, while the white, grey and (okay, a little dash of) yellow make you look like a Transformer.
£70 boardmanbikes.com

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Strap on a pair of these and run like our cover star (disclaimer - lifestyle, talent, training and diet might affect results)

Adidas AdiZero Prime SP

The lightest sprint spike in the world right now, the AdiZero – in red to represent the fire and passion of the Games (apparently) – will be worn by Tyson Gay and Yohan Blake on the track this summer.

£212 sweatshop.co.uk

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Let the big dog eat: nothing in golf is more satisfying than a booming drive. Here are the hottest clubs with which to launch one

1 Cobra Orange AMP

Any ideas what Rickie Orange Fowler’s favourite orange colour is? Now he has an orange driver to match his clothes. You can’t miss with this huge sweet spot.

£329 cobragolf.com

2 Wilson Staff DXi Superlight

Here’s an interesting twist on driver technology – the lightest one on the market. At 269 grams, the DXi is 50 grams lighter than most other drivers. Still works, though.

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England's cricket chaps are ruddy good with the old bat and ball at the moment - what better time to pad up and hit out?

Slazenger V500 Ultimate Cricket Bat

Leather on willow has never sounded better, as an enlarged sweet spot, a power handle and an OctoPlus grip design combine to ensure maximum runs.
£360 slazenger.com

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Wimbledon's around the corner, which no doubt means torrential rain. Still, you'll need these shorts if the sun does appear

Paul Smith Jeans Patch pocket chinos

A name you can trust, Mr Smith – not the Men In Black one – has come up trumps with these beauties.

£75 houseoffraser.co.uk

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Whether climbing a mountain, running a marathon or just heading to the local park, this lot should have you covered
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