What running gear would you buy if you won the lottery?

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22/02/2011 at 15:01

Just before I ran my first marathon, a colleague asked me for my lottery money for the week and said, "fingers crossed - if we win this week you wont have to do that race!"

...which completely misses the point, but goes to illustrate that it doesnt matter how rich you are, 26.2 miles is is a hell of a long way no matter what your bank balance says.

22/02/2011 at 15:34

Yep, one of those as well!!!

22/02/2011 at 15:47

And I like the quote

22/02/2011 at 19:17
lol I think I've got a bit carried away with this thread - I've been filling up baskets in online sports shops all day ... I only remember I haven't actually won the lottery when I clock the totals and have to beat a hasty retreat
22/02/2011 at 21:13
i would buy a personal trainer to keep me in shape
23/02/2011 at 13:07

I'd spend far too much time designing my own trainers on Nike ID and then buy a ton of them...

Buy my own running track and swimming pool...

Get myself a coach

Buy a really swish racing bike and get into tri

Plus enter all my usual races early to secure places and then spend money on adventure races abroad

23/02/2011 at 13:10
New legs
23/02/2011 at 14:21

If I won the lottery, I would have almost exactly the same equipment as I have now, on my national minimum wage job.  Once you have found the shoes, clothing and rucksack that work best for you, only very minor improvements can really be attained. 

You might see some lavish expenditure on races on the other hand. 

Edited: 23/02/2011 at 14:33
24/02/2011 at 16:44

I'd buy enough land to create my own woodland runs - say about 10 miles. I'd also need space for the trail bikes and as D2D has just reminded me I also need a swimming pool. I'm thinking Island here.

24/02/2011 at 16:58
My own pool would be good.  Nothing extravagant.  Just a nice 25m lap pool.
24/02/2011 at 17:49
an island, great idea - we could kick branson off his.  Necker Island here we come
Edited: 24/02/2011 at 20:00

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