what are people wearing?
I've not been out in this cold snap, as I'm so cold after the walk from the railway station I can't face going out again, so it's the treadmill.
Anyway in previous years (well last year) I'd say gloves, a thermal base layer and running tights/long bottoms and a hat if you've not much hair (OH makes me wear one then I end up carrying it as I get too hot).
Oh the gloves don't need to be thick, they do some thin silk ones at Decathlon (about £4 I think) which are fine, just something to take the edge off the cold.
yeah i agree with you SJ on the gloves, i just wear the brooks vapor dry glove not too thick but still enough. Other gear I have been wearing ths winter which has really helped me is in the list below.
Mizuno wave ascends- great grip in the snow plus a water resistant upper which keeps my feet resonably dry considering the current climate the bonus with these is apparently unlike a trail shoe you can wear them on the road too- £45
Odlo sports underwear base layer- wow this has been one of the best pieces of kit i have ever owned! I wore it in Portugal just before christmas in temeratures of 20C and didn't overheat, then three weeks later i've been wearing it in our artic climate under my lightweight jacket and i have been staying toastie warm! Apparently this is what it's designed to do. At £50 its pricey but i'd definately say its worth it !
Kathoola Micro spikes- believe it or not these are like crampons designed for hiking and even running!When it got too trecherous for even the grip of the mizuno ascends I happened to see these on the internet and gambled on them- they have been supberb! they are dead lightwieght and clip straight onto any running shoe in about 20 seconds! Without these i'd probably have a few broken bones by now because i wasn't going to let a bit of snow and ice slow me down-ha! £45
I get my kit from newcastle's northernrunner as i live near by in northumberland and they are pretty helpful and seem to have gear you can't find elsewhere, I think you can find all of this stuff on their site, it's defo worth a look! www.northernrunner.com
Cheers and I look fwd to seeing what everyone else couldn't live without during the big freeze!
Couldn't live without my Helly Hansen base layer and my RonHill hat, I don't seem to need gloves but I like to wear my hi viz for safety.
Obviously I wear more than a hat and a HH layer
Getting some Yaktrax for next year though.
I cant speak highly enough of the Linebreak compression gear I have!! Wore it today with just a vest n thin shorts and was toasty warm even in -3c conditions!!
Quite dear to buy over here but I found this supplier:-
LESS than half price and so good I just ordered more this week!!
LP84 wrote (see)
It's got to be my buff.
Seconded - buffs are great and versatile headwear.
My headtorch - night running in the snow with a headtorch has been great.
sealskinz socks, windproof jacket, cheap £1 fleece gloves, thermal tights and my ear cover band!!! I've just been layering a couple of tops under the jacket!
In this snow Innov8 Mudclaws and icegrippers have been great I've not slipped once
short sleeve tshirt
soft shell windstopper jacket that has thumb holes which keeps hands warm
...thats it !
A P 26 wrote (see)
shortsshort sleeve tshirtsoft shell windstopper jacket that has thumb holes which keeps hands warm ...thats it !
I am man...hear me roar!
Are you in Newcastle AP?
PJAZ wrote (see)
LP84 wrote (see)It's got to be my buff. Seconded - buffs are great and versatile headwear.My headtorch - night running in the snow with a headtorch has been great.
If you saw the Great Edinburgh International Cross Country today you'll see that women can run half naked in this weather too! Wonder how they avoided getting 'nippy' without the cameras noticing! (I can confirm I am man though)
I'm in South west london, hardly cold down there! I seem to warm up quick and my legs dont really feel the cold...must say I wouldn't be able to do it without my windstopper jacket, still find it amazing how it blocks the wind keeps me warm, dry and comfortable, it was expensive but definetly worth it!
Went for a 10km today wind started to pick up in the 2nd half, it would have felt like -5C but my jacket still managed to keep me snug!
TNH wrote (see)
A P 26 wrote (see)shortsshort sleeve tshirtsoft shell windstopper jacket that has thumb holes which keeps hands warm ...thats it ! I am man...hear me roar! Are you in Newcastle AP?
I'm loving my SKINS arm warming sleeves. I don't like long sleeve tops while running so these are perfect since i can wear a base layer and short-sleeve top over that with these to protect my forearms. There very light and really keep the cold winds out.
Couldnt do without my Gore hat and glooves either
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