Taking car keys on a race

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14/11/2013 at 14:46

I'm running in a 10k this weekend and have realised that I will need to take my car key with me on the run.

The key pocket in my shorts is much too small.

I was thinking of an elastic band, wrapping it round my wrist and holding it in my palm.

 

14/11/2013 at 14:48

Don't they have bag storage?  

14/11/2013 at 14:51

No, it's just a medim-sized 10k.

14/11/2013 at 14:53
Tie it to the drawstring waist thingy.
Sorry if that's not very technical.
14/11/2013 at 14:56

My local medium-sized races all have bag storage, even if it's just leaving your bag in a hall with everyone-else's.  

It's not secure, but no-one will know which bag contains keys to which car.

Edited: 14/11/2013 at 14:57
14/11/2013 at 14:57
If you're worried about leaving your key, get yourself a SIS gel belt. It comes with a small zipped pouch.
Put your keys in there and pop the pouch in the back of your shorts and you'll never notice you're carrying them.
XX1
14/11/2013 at 14:58

Like Millsy says...  Or a slight variation, that I've done before, is to tie it to one of your shoe laces...  But waist drawstring is probably a better idea if you have one.

XX1
14/11/2013 at 15:02

Waist drawstring sounds like it could be OK. I'll give it a test run before the weekend.

XX1
14/11/2013 at 15:04

Another thing to consider, if you think you might do more events, is a SPI (Small Personal Item) Belt...  Think something like a money belt or bum bag...  But if you google it you should be presented with a fair few decent alternatives.  I have one and typically carry a phone, car key, small amount of cash, etc.

XX1
14/11/2013 at 15:05
TankDriver wrote (see)

Like Millsy says...  Or a slight variation, that I've done before, is to tie it to one of your shoe laces...  But waist drawstring is probably a better idea if you have one.

what do you do with tank keys?

14/11/2013 at 15:12
moof wrote (see)
If you're worried about leaving your key, get yourself a SIS gel belt. It comes with a small zipped pouch.

Looks like I can fit my sandwiches in one of those belts.

cougie    pirate
14/11/2013 at 15:15
I've run with keys in my hand
Or left them behind a wheel
Or got a belt from Sports Direct ??5 (looks like a SPI belt but 1/5 the cost)
Or bunged them in my Hi5 belt.

Lots of options.
14/11/2013 at 15:18

Does your car have an "emergency key" (a small piece of plastic that will open the door) that you could take with you on the run?

 

XX1
14/11/2013 at 15:22

Mike -- If your car door can be opened with a small piece of plastic perhaps you could tell us which race you'll be doing and where you're planning on parking 

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14/11/2013 at 15:25

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Edited: 14/11/2013 at 15:27
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14/11/2013 at 15:26
skotty wrote (see)
TankDriver wrote (see)

Like Millsy says...  Or a slight variation, that I've done before, is to tie it to one of your shoe laces...  But waist drawstring is probably a better idea if you have one.

what do you do with tank keys?

I've only driven a tank once and that was some time ago...  But as I remember there was just a start button, no key required 

XX1
14/11/2013 at 15:26

When I used to drive an old banger, I used to leave the car key in the exhaust pipe.

Or just leave the passenger door open. Daring them to nick it. They never did.

 

 

14/11/2013 at 15:28

I use a sprung climbing hook/carabiner and attach the keys to the side of the waistband of my shorts with the keys hanging inside. It is the best solution that I have found because the keys bounce around if in a pocket. 

Edited: 14/11/2013 at 15:30
14/11/2013 at 15:34

I'm surprised the key does not fit in the pocket - I race in Nike dri fit shorts and the pocket is pretty small but manage to fit my blue inhaler into it which must be bigger than car keys and when I did GNR had my car key and inhaler in the pocket.

Perhaps you just need some new shorts?

14/11/2013 at 15:46

£2.50 gel belt with a small union jack pocket from Sweatshop.

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