Recomendations for winter running!

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02/10/2008 at 17:45
Popped into Aldi today after reading this thread - just cycling stuff in at the moment....

02/10/2008 at 17:58

Decathlon gets my vote.

Winter running = Tights, any minging old T shirt and a gillet. generally don't bother with a hat unless it's literally freezing because you soon warm up, same with the gloves....i'm sure i look a bit of a tit in my man tights but so what.

One of the biggest mistakes i've come across over the years is people buying stuff because
A. They think they need them
B. They look good

There's some good advice in this thread, good luck.

02/10/2008 at 18:24
I'm toying with the idea of man tights this winter but as a 14 and a half stone bloke (albeit 6'4" tall) I'm not entirely sure I can get away with that particular look. Any opinions?
02/10/2008 at 18:37

I've just bought one of those jackets that turns in to a gillet - main reason being I don't always go running straight out of my front door/ gym and want the sleeves for the public transport bit. (it also cost only 25 pounds online reduced from 50 which seems to be par for the course for these jackets) 

I started running in Jan - so possibly my experience is partly based on being slow but;

I can get cold within seconds of standing around but warm up when actually running.  Tended to wear long trousers (may go for tights but not sure I'd want anyone I know outside running to see me in them),  long sleeved base layer top (hang over from hiking)  and possibly a hat.

Personally I like to look good on the basis I can guarantee I will bump into someone I know when I don't look good.  (Its bad enough with the hair and red face) 

09/10/2008 at 17:37

concur with the statement that you shouldn't feel warm and cosy before the run - if you do you've got too much on.  You'll soon heat up if you are putting a reasonable effort in.

I wear Adidas climalite tights which are the thinnest material. They give a reasonable amount of warmth but almost don't feel like you are wearing them, so they don't restrict your movement.  

start fitness are great place to get a bargain. ebay also worth a look. 

Edited: 09/10/2008 at 17:38
09/10/2008 at 21:14

ebay always worries me because of false goods - i know i have just tarnished everyone there - but hey if there is only one i will be the sucker to buy it!!!!

Thanks for all the comments - i am thinkings tights, long sleeved top and a gillet.  I may pick up some cheap thin gloves as i do hate it when my hands are cold but like everyone says you will soon warm up.

Rachel S - where did you pick up your gillet from?

10/10/2008 at 08:53
Gillets are great as long as you get the right one, Decathalon or any good running shop will be good at this time of year, just as the winter gear in coming in. As for a hat you can't beat a Buff if you get to hot hot just wrap it around your wrist or use it as a neck warmer or a head band if you have long hair. Running tights with out a dought, Decathalon have some really good one's, and under your gillet a good base layer, i think thats about it ,oh ye gloves my hands get really cold so a good pair Nike have some very good one's. Anyway i hope the everyone has helped you in your quest for winter running, i hope you carry on and enjoy
10/10/2008 at 10:35
I find a couple of thinner layers works great!

Winter running for eghamR = Long Sleeve t-shirt, short sleeve t-shirt over the top, 9/7" long running shorts, running gloves (as long as the hands are warm I'm Ok in most temps), beanie hat when its really cold!
10/10/2008 at 11:59

Decathlon for me too! I've got a running waterproof from there and the sleeves zip off which is great for the slightly-cold but not freezing weather!

 I'm a skint runner so I have what I consider to be the minimum - a  warm hat (cold ears when running is bad!!), a baseball cap style hat (Decathlon, £3)  thin gloves (same place, about £3)  which are enough when I set off and thin enough to tuck down my tights when I've warmed up, a pair of ronhill tights, and a long seeved top. If it's really cold I just double up my running tops - I've got a sleeveless one, a t-shirt style one and a long sleeved one (all Decathlon for about a fiver each) and I just layer them according to the weather. Easy!

I don't really understand why anyone spends a fortune on branded running stuff - it just gets repeatedly sweaty and washed and then eventually binned. The only thing I spend money on is my shoes and socks.


10/10/2008 at 14:33

Aldi specials again next week.

Be sure to get some of these : 

13/10/2008 at 19:50
Thanks for that - handy that i was going to go shopping on Friday - woohoo
14/10/2008 at 08:54

Oooh fab - I need some new tights - Aldi here I come!


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