Running is not the only activity that can be put at risk, and the UK is in the midst of a spate of film protectors.
Running movies and TV shows are getting a bad rap, but the makers of the film protectantes say the products are the best way to protect your equipment from the elements.
‘Our products are designed to protect from outdoor conditions and harsh weather,’ says a spokesperson for the Runner 4 Film Protection Company.
‘There is no such thing as a perfect product, but our products are made with the utmost care to ensure the most effective and durable protection available.’
Runner 4 protectants include a film coating that can withstand the harshest elements, as well as an oil-based protective coating, and there are also rubberized and leather versions.
The film is made from a lightweight, breathable, non-wicking fabric.
Runner 4 are selling the film for $30 each, or about £21.99.
‘It’s a product that is built for people that are in the running industry, people who have experience with running, and also those who are interested in getting their feet wet and seeing how it all works,’ the spokesperson told The Independent.
‘We want to help people understand that they can get up to 80 per cent of their energy from running.
‘If you are just starting out in the industry, or are looking to get your feet wet, or just need to protect yourself, our products could be the answer.’
There are also film protecters for outdoor movies, for example the film protecting the backs of shoes for the filming of The Princess Bride, or the film protector for cameras and cameras-equipped running shoes.
Runner4 film protectsors are available from Runner4FilmProtector.com and Runner4 Films, and are available to purchase online.
The Runner4 Film Protection Co. is also offering a range of other products to help protect your running equipment from harsh weather.
‘The best protection available is an oil film,’ says the spokesperson.
‘This is a very effective film that will protect your gear for several years.
‘A lot of people are using it to protect the back of their running shoes from water, which can lead to damage to your running shoes and damage to the frame.’