how much difference does top gear really make.

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18/04/2013 at 15:56

i have been wondering do the richer athletes have an advantage with the gear they have or does it no actually make a difference. i no that some £100 running trainers better than £30 ones but how much difference is there ?

18/04/2013 at 16:03

clarkson and co make no difference at all to my running.


18/04/2013 at 16:04

what do you mean by clarkson and co?

18/04/2013 at 16:11
Lmao!!! +1 skotty
18/04/2013 at 16:17
skotty wrote (see)

clarkson and co make no difference at all to my running.


Damn! you got there before me!

18/04/2013 at 16:18
I'd run quickly after Vicki Butler-Henderson tho.
18/04/2013 at 16:23
james wood 51 wrote (see)

what do you mean by clarkson and co?


As in the TV programme, "Top Gear".

18/04/2013 at 16:25
It's OK James s too young to understand
seren nos    pirate
18/04/2013 at 16:28

is he the only one to not get the joke..........haven't you got a vote for makes on your blog jamie.

18/04/2013 at 16:31
Has James got a blog ? I didn't know
18/04/2013 at 16:33

I don't think he has.

18/04/2013 at 16:39
That's a shame.... If he had a blog he could spend time with it rather than spamming here all the time
18/04/2013 at 16:45

The advantage for the elite athletes, James, is that they rarely pay for their kit.

18/04/2013 at 16:48

ok i i get it

18/04/2013 at 17:23

Mizuno shoes £30 in sale, karrimore shirt+shorts £13,socks£4 for 2 pairs, Total. a lot bloody less than most kit reviews for just a jacket..... oh and a Montane jacket free with runners word subs, All have tech similar to the top gear

18/04/2013 at 21:52
I don't have a lot of kit and had it for years..most all cheapo..

If its comfy its good
19/04/2013 at 10:33

Really crap gear might ruin your run - chaffing, fiddly drinks holders, shoes that ruin your feet. But I doubt expensive gear gives you much of an advantage.

19/04/2013 at 12:21
Most my gear is cheap and great. Shoes I spend a bit as I have to get the fit right, ankle problems if I get it wrong. Garmin watch a must for me as it makes running interesting, training plans easier, and it keeps a nice diary of all your workouts and progress. The watch have a advantage in a race as you can correspond and adjust your pace to reach your preferred finishing time. But no kit will make you faster or slower, no matter how great it look or fit.+ 1 with jmopper comfort is important.
19/04/2013 at 22:42

I always wear the most expensive shoes, but I never pay anything like full-price for them (hence the name 'Discount Runner'!).  

I have New Balance 1226 and 1260 - RRP - £115 and £120.  Bought at the New Balance factory outlet in Shap for £35 and £40.  

Along with winter tights for £11 and a gym bag for £10.  Compression socks from Aldi (c£4), shorts from TK Maxx/Sports Direct/etc for c£5 and a £100 Ron Hill jacket for £10 in the Sale at Sheen Sports.

Everything can be found for less than half-price if you always have an eye out and don't wait until you 'need' something. 


22/04/2013 at 17:49

In terms of shoes I think there are 3 ranges; less than £60, between £60 and £100 and over £100. I think shoes over £100 are very good, although not always quite worth the high price, you can usually find them for a reduced price. However I am not sure there is much difference between £75 shoe and a £50 shoe. In that case I find sometimes more expensive=lighter but that is about it and a £50 shoe does the job. Really nice shows like the top salomon and asics shoes I have found are very comfortable, that is the main thing for me.

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