I think my montane waterproof/breathable jacket was about £90 two years ago. Don't have lightweight waterproof trousers so just use my Rab mountaineering ones but they are quite light. Equally, whilst I am competitive, am not a front of the pack runner so probs don't notice the extra weight slowing me down!! On the northumberland ultra I was very very glad of carrying them, jogging across the pennine way in the cheviots at 10pm in the fog and rain was hypothermia central!!
Debra - that's a good idea. I've got one of those in the back of my car for breakdowns etc. I find Montane to come up on the slim side which suits me fine. My jacket is an XS and I am a size 6 sometimes an 8, I can get a fleece under it if necessary plus a decent base layer and still move but anything more would be a squeeze!
Great club run (10km) in the dark and the rain and now they are gritting and it's icy. 10 miles tmrw morning hopefully after the school runs ...
I was at AT this year (I DNF in the Double due to a knee problem)
If you had fully waterproof kit with taped seams on the the last weekend, people would have sold their children to get it
veggieboy.......apart from me........Eddie was really nagging me to put soem clothes on.........i was running in shorts and vests..........but even I put on my montane jacket for a few miles............If it was on an exposed hill then I think the jacket would have been on all run..............( only did the single this year)
You can't expect it to be good weather just because its in june
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... and LLB, don't worry, NDW it is. Looking forward to running on some home turf (well the first section anyway!).
I have inov8 milsitepants as waterproof bottoms. Never really needed to use them. I think they are around 150-200g and pack tight.
Like Debra's 50g mac. I might buy something like that to satisfy race organisors despite it being a warm day/unlikely to be required. always on look out for weight savings
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