My pick of the best running shorts

London’s been sunny of late, so it seems high time to embrace the warmer weather and don a pair of shorts for springtime runs.

Below is my pick of the best women's shorts around. Each pair is designed specifically for running – meaning a snug lining fit to avoid chafing, and made from sweat wicking fabric. The selection I’ve chosen are those that I think are the best aesthetically too. Functionality and form – necessary in equal measures people!

Name: Nike Tempo Track Shorts
Description: Medium length shorts with internal pocket and mesh side panels for ventilation. A low rise with adjustable waistband and drawstring tie. Lined.
Price: £16.00
Comment: These Nike shorts are available in all the colours of the rainbow - and normally I’d always choose black, but I love this apricot shade. I think it looks equally pleasing as a fashion piece as well as a sports one
Available from: www.store.nike.com

Name: Asics Eikoku Women's Split Short
Description: Soft polyester longer line shorts with front and back reflective strips
Price: £18.00
Comment: Lightweight, simple design
Available from: www.asics.co.uk/running/products

Name: Sugoi 42K Short
Description: 2 rear pockets & 1 concealed inner pocket. Drawstring and elasticated waistband.
Price: £30.00
Comment: Designed for long distance runs, this short is designed to allow allowing maximum freedom of movement
Available from: www.sugoi.com

Name: adidas by Stella McCartney Women's Run Allover Printed Lightning Shorts
Description: Close fitting shorts with front & rear pockets, as well as one concealed pocket
Price: £50.00
Comment: Reflective leopard piping is a highlight
Available from: www.shop.adidas.co.uk

Name: Sweaty Betty Marathon Short
Description: Lightweight fabric with a relaxed, more modest cut. Reflective seams and an elasticated drawstring waist.
Price: £45.00
Comment: Contrast colour drawstring and panels add interest, while reflective seams add a technical element
Available from: www.sweatybetty.com

Name: Puma Complete Running Shorts
Description: Lightweight with reflective details and rear pocket
Price: £20.00
Comment: Contrast colour piping and waistband adds aesthetic detail and mesh inserts are practical
Available from: www.shop.puma.co.uk

Honouring of our new acquisitions with a classic. Shorty Swing My Way by Kp & Envyi. Tuuuuuuune!