It's always a time of the year that all runners simply love. After the long, hard winter months of marathon training, we all look forward to the beauty of spring and the benefits of milder running conditions.

Gone are the tights, long sleeved thermal tops and lightweight reflective jackets, and in come the capris, shorts, lightweight wicking tops and...the most versatile tool in the runners' armoury of clothing.

Often overlooked by most runners as a garment that is an uneccessary expense, a lightweight, windproof running gilet offers the perfect balance of protection from the elements and lightweight, breathable functionality. Whilst the windproof body of the fabric keeps the core of the body warm, the sleeveless design allows the user to workout in comfort.

Ideal for all runners, whether that be a sedate or quick 5K at the local Park Run, or a long and lengthy Sunday run in preparation for a spring marathon, a windproof running gilet hits the spot on all counts. And for a limited period only, they're half price when purchased with the conventional jacket.