Your local running gear retailer.........


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15/10/2002 at 08:31
John, if you can tell me what you want, I'll try to find it in the stores down here.
15/10/2002 at 13:14
Hey there, have been thinking of moving on from old cotton t-shirts to something a bit more suited for winter running & this thread's been triffik! Cyberboy, don't know Ashford at all but my cousin lives around that area, do you have the address for the M&S outlet there so that I can pay a visit next time I see m'cous. Cheers
15/10/2002 at 13:35
Thanks Sassie, but I've been rooting through the latest RW, and I'll just order it by phone.

I would have liked to have tried it on, that's all.
15/10/2002 at 13:51
Okay Wannaberunner, here you go...

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford, Kimberley Way, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0SD
Tel:01233 895900

If your cousin lives anywhere near Ashford she/he must know it. If you do get down there make sure you also go to the Nike Outlet (lots of ladies running gear, sorry I think I've rumbled that facial hair!), Adidas who have a limited amount of climalite running stock and the Helly Hansen shop - their long sleeved running tops (mentioned earlier by Bobolink) are very highly rated.

15/10/2002 at 14:17
DOH! been rumbled!! Cyberboy - You're the man, thanks a mil for the top info. Looking forward to rummaging around in Ashford for ladies running gear ;o) Bye
15/10/2002 at 15:03
Pop along to the Marks and Sparks website as you can order a few VF items there.
15/10/2002 at 16:42
I know some of you guys don't live near to a running specialist store,but those of you who do; what happened to supporting the local running shop rather than following the View From 'sell out' to M & S?
It's funny that over the last few years they have had a reputation for producing gear worse than Ron Hill and now becasue it's in m & s it's great ?!
15/10/2002 at 19:05
JB - like the 'View From....behind' idea! Why don't you e-mail it to them and see?
26/11/2002 at 21:30
Think yourselves lucky. The Marks and Sparks in Scarborough doesn't even warrant the golfing VF gear let alone the running kit.
26/11/2002 at 21:42
Lardy - you and I live fairly close - were you in the Debenhams in Oxford city centre? They must be having a laugh indeed.

As for the VF gear, they only seem to have the black colour in my local M&S, and it's just so *shiny*, I could never wear it! My current running tights (which are nearly knackered) are nice and fleecy, and most importantly, matte!
27/11/2002 at 11:47
I bought a long-sleeve zip neck View From base layer from M&S a couple of weeks back and it is excellent. Not as good as my Helly though ;-) . My ideal would be a zip neck Helly - do such things exist?
27/11/2002 at 12:47
You all dont know how lucky you are, I think we all get forgotton about up here in the Highlands, although I am quite new to running (1 month), the nearest running shop to me is 2.5 hrs - 3 hrs drive. Thank goodness for mail order or it has to be sports shops, where you obviously dont get the same advise, etc., If anyone knows any different please let me know!!
28/11/2002 at 09:48
Hi All,

I have moved recently and then had exams - hence my silence.

Hildegard - no, it was the Debenhams in Banbury. However, with the move to about 15 miles West of Oxford, the Oxford Debenhams will become my wife's favourite haunt!

I recently bought a Ronhill base layer, and I must say that I am very impressed with it's wicking abilities - although it has to be said that as I am comparing it to old T-shirts, my frame of reference is somewhat limited!
02/12/2002 at 17:31
Has anyone tried the Peter Storm 'Stormtec' jacket for running in? Its only £30 (from Milletts) and I'm so tempted to buy it, bec its cheap and not too garish . . .
03/12/2002 at 13:20
I keep hearing wonderful things about the Helly Hansen Lifa range but where on earth stocks it? Running shops or outdoor shops? I used to have one of those tops but I don't know what happened to it - I don't shop online so any pointers as to where I can buy it much appreciated.

(I currently run in sweaty old cotton T-shirts - OK while running although they feel a bit damp; nasty when you stop as the sweat goes stone cold instantly!)
03/12/2002 at 13:59
Speaking of outdoors kit, I can thoroughly recommend the "Capilene" stuff from Patagonia. As good as the Helly Hansen lifa stuff, plus softer against the skin.

I generally wear a long-sleeved capilene stuff with a windproof/showerproof gilet over the top from The North Face. Keeps you warm if windy or wet and wicks sweat well when you're getting too warm.

21/09/2010 at 19:40
I know this is an old thread, but does anyone out there know if View From is still in existence, and if so, how to make contact?  Can't find a thing on the internet!
22/09/2010 at 07:53

Flip this is old.

 If my memory serves me correctly, View From the brand was bought by M&S and totally screwed up. 

 The closest brand these days, IMHO, is probably Ronhill.

 Why not try them, failing that there are loads of other reasonably priced brands around.


22/09/2010 at 11:17
yep - ViewFrom died when M&S bought them out - must be well over 5 years ago now and M&S never did make any success of the purchase
08/12/2012 at 13:51

Oh dear! I just found this thread via Google, as I was looking for View From 'pants'.  I've finally decided that mine (bought in 1992 while training for my first and only, so far, 1/2M) have got past it.  Ironically, that's only because I did some painting in them and they've got splattered.  Guess I shall just have to carry on for another few years.

Cheers, Graham

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