What piece of running gear would you buy if you had a budget of just £30?

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10/12/2012 at 09:25

Thanks for the ideas, some of which I'd never thought of such as the ordnance survey map and head torch.  Think I'll give the mushy peas a miss though, unless I have some change 

10/12/2012 at 14:07

Well you learn something newevery day.

10/12/2012 at 15:08

right now i'd get a nice new soft hoodie to throw on after a run/shower. i have running clothes coming out my eye balls.

10/12/2012 at 18:16
I'd get something seasonal eg. Reflective vest/ accessory you can clip on, batteries into headlamp, perhaps download a few new music tracks as well from iTunes for running.
10/12/2012 at 19:23

Running club membership and some running socks.

10/12/2012 at 19:42

I'm off out for some mushy peas. Does the vinegar help?

K80
11/12/2012 at 10:15

A Buff and some good socks.

11/12/2012 at 10:40
seren nos wrote (see)

A head torch ... available for that price if you shop around

I can get a head torch for less than a tenner!  But I'd have to run very slowly or I'd soon fall over in the near-dark.

But has anyone got a recommendation for a thirty-quid head torch that is worthwhile wearing.

11/12/2012 at 10:55

Alpkit Gamma £15 - have to buy direct from their website.

I managed to get my LED Lenser H7 for £35, which is a little above budget, but a good torch.

15/12/2012 at 19:42

A pair of these, with change to spare

http://www.startfitness.co.uk/product.asp?strParents=4070,4071&CAT_ID=4077&P_ID=47908

For the price I paid (£39.00 at the 'Withins Skyline' fellrace) back in October, they're brilliant shies, but at that price!!

Okay, they're not as forgiving, or conforming to a surface as my Mud-Claws, but work damned well in horrible boggy slippery stuff.

AND; will be perfect for when it snows, for those of us who don't stop (reason I got mine - so the Inov-8's don't suffer from the salt attacking the randing)

 

15/12/2012 at 22:50

Defo thermal long tights as I have only one pair at the moment.

19/12/2012 at 10:09
Richard A Thackeray wrote (see)
...when it snows...the Inov-8's ... suffer from the salt attacking the randing)

Really? Thanks for the heads-up. Can you confirm this? I have a pair of Roclite 312 GTXs I was hoping to use on snowy salted pavements and roads and snowy trails. Have you suffered rot yourself?

Edited: 19/12/2012 at 10:10
19/12/2012 at 19:06
Steve C amid the winter's snow wrote (see)
Richard A Thackeray wrote (see)
...when it snows...the Inov-8's ... suffer from the salt attacking the randing)

Really? Thanks for the heads-up. Can you confirm this? I have a pair of Roclite 312 GTXs I was hoping to use on snowy salted pavements and roads and snowy trails. Have you suffered rot yourself?

Yes, I have!!

See the picture & comments towards bottom of page 1
http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/gear/what-trainers-for-icy-surfaces/233697.html

20/12/2012 at 18:14

Tescos have put mushy peas up to 25p a can, they can keep their poxy mushy peas.

21/12/2012 at 10:43

Awesome I love mushy peas

"Good" socks are over rated.

Edited: 21/12/2012 at 10:46
21/12/2012 at 10:51

Here's the head torch for less than £30:

http://www.lansonrunning.com/silva-jogger-headlamp/

With £8 to spare you can also get socks or a bottle of port...

 

Edited: 21/12/2012 at 10:51
21/12/2012 at 12:42

Yaktraks - it's too late to order them when the snow is on the ground.


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