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15/09/2013 at 20:12

My ever lasting roll of tape for protecting my nipples when running recently ran out. The tape was great stuck in all conditions and all lengths of races.

I have tried several brands recently and they are hopeless. Starting to become a real issue for me in the recent wet weather.

Can anyone recommend a brand or alternative form of protection.

15/09/2013 at 20:54

I just stick with a dab of vaseline. Thats worked for me in the most testing of conditions up to marathon distance in wet and humid weather. Alternatively Body Glide but seems expensive when vaseline does the job

15/09/2013 at 21:09
I was going to reccomend the Asda version of Elastoplast tape but for the first time it failed me today in the wet.
I stick to a compression vest in the winter under my normal top with no chafing ever.
15/09/2013 at 21:12

Elastoplast. The cloth tape, not plasters. And branded Elastoplast, not a supermarket copy. Has never failed me, including in a marathon in wet conditions.

15/09/2013 at 21:19

Looks like you were right, Muttley. We women just don't understand real pain. However, just popping on here to say someone was recommending that liquid plaster gel on another thread recently. Might be worth a try.

Millsy - sounds like you've discovered the 'sports bra' method.

16/09/2013 at 09:21

A compression top as said is the best way forward after I switched to one the sore nipples disappeared straight away

Edited: 16/09/2013 at 09:22
Pudge    pirate
16/09/2013 at 09:41

I've taken to wearing my HRM over my nips, works like a charm.

In winter though, wearing a compression vest seems to stop any nibble rub.

16/09/2013 at 09:50
Compression tops are ok in training but in a race they are too hot, I used vaseline at maidenhead HM last week but ended the race with a bleeding right nip..ouch.
I may give plasters a go before Abingdon as I don't fancy a repeat.
The things us blokes have to do.
16/09/2013 at 10:34
moof wrote (see)
Compression tops are ok in training but in a race they are too hot,


what's the difference?


16/09/2013 at 11:16
I'm usually running a little faster and prefer just a vest which keeps me cooler. I wear a compression top as a base layer under a tee shirt when it's wet/cold in training.
I wouldn't wear just a compression top on its own in a race as my physique doesn't suit it and I would look like a twat.
16/09/2013 at 12:58

Forget about tape/plasters. Sweat just makes them come off. Apply a liberal amount of Vaseline to the nips (and anywhere else that is liable to chafe). Works all the time.

16/09/2013 at 13:01

Function over form get a slieveless compression top if you need it.

PSC    pirate
16/09/2013 at 13:04

fabric elastoplast... all you need is 1sq cm on the nip itself and it doesn''t sweat off.  My nipples don't sweat clearly!  

Pudge    pirate
16/09/2013 at 13:27
PSC wrote (see)

fabric elastoplast... all you need is 1sq cm on the nip itself and it doesn''t sweat off.  My nipples don't sweat clearly!  

You're obviously not working hard enough then!

PSC    pirate
16/09/2013 at 13:42

LOL.... I've known that for years!  

16/09/2013 at 19:39

Duck tape

16/09/2013 at 20:56

Kinesio tape never comes off.


17/09/2013 at 09:29

Thanks for feedback everyone. 

After some research on amazon, managed to find some very sticky tape. 

I also run on trails/ultras so when carrying a small ruck sack. I need something that that really sticks well. Vaseline/bodyglide etc are not good for long distances or when it is wet.

When I get the tape, will report back on how well it works.

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