The ultra runners tool kit

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07/12/2011 at 10:11
Can anyone recommend some decent ladies running trousers? I've got a couple of pairs of skins, but with the cold weather they are really more of a base layer. I'm looking for something that is going to keep me warm on the long distance now we're into winter (felt like winter had finally arrived this morning!). I've got a lot of training ahead with my first 44 miler ( in june so looking for all the comfort I can get.
07/12/2011 at 10:36

Jesse - I just wear ROn Hill tights when it is cold - they are pretty thick. If it is particularly cold (as it was -15 last winter) I put a pair of med length shorts over the top. You could also just wear a cheapo pair of footless tights underneath the Ron hills if you are still cold.

Incidentally I been keeping an eye on this shop on ebay as they have some real good Montane bargains.

07/12/2011 at 10:47
Thanks Nick I will seek out a pair of ron hills and check out ebay options.
seren nos    pirate
07/12/2011 at 11:34
jesse I can't help because i run in shorts even in snow and ice.....can't cope with leggings.....need the air to cool me down......
07/12/2011 at 16:23
Jesse - I got some warm and very thick ones from Lidl earlier in the winter. Only worn twice when very cold but quite imressed. And cheap!
07/12/2011 at 16:42
Cragchick, yes those are the ones. Quite good when hail is pounding on your legs! Doesn't stop it stinging your face though!
07/12/2011 at 17:53
Thanks elspeth fay and cragchick - I will look into them
07/12/2011 at 21:55
I just got some Craft ones and they are warm and very comfortable, just did a 40 mile ultra around the Brecon Beacons in them Legs never felt cold and when they got wet dried really quickly.

Have a look at got Craft stuff on buy one get a second half price at the moment.

Got some More Mile ones as well. Cheaper and not as well built. Also the material can catch the hairs on your legs and rip them out.
08/12/2011 at 07:22
Thanks James, they sound great, I'll take a look at the website
seren nos    pirate
08/12/2011 at 07:25
James we are ladies.we do not have hairy legs
08/12/2011 at 07:38
seren nos  wrote (see)
James we are ladies.we do not have hairy legs

i was thinking that too seren....we are very smooth and nicely groomed...willcheck out nicks craft link too though..anything bright pink?
08/12/2011 at 07:45
And I'm a triathlete, so I'm smooth most of the year too. I guess I'll have to let myself get hairy if I want to be an ultra runner, it's probably the key difference between the disciplines.
Edited: 08/12/2011 at 07:46
08/12/2011 at 07:46
. Tiago...we are NOT hairy..i have an aversion to body hair...on men or women lol !!
08/12/2011 at 10:05
Me too, llb, I only took up triathlon so I could have an excuse to go smooth.
08/12/2011 at 10:27
Laughing....I'm glad you boys are experiencing the pains of being a women!
08/12/2011 at 11:00
I've never fully understood that one to be fair, we do have to shave our faces and necks every day.
08/12/2011 at 12:32

I am a hairy triathlete

Real men may wear pink, but they certainly don't wax

08/12/2011 at 12:39
My jacket has come but it is blue not pink....
08/12/2011 at 12:49

Real men?

08/12/2011 at 12:52
Real Men Wear Pink -  Advert for Joop perfume for men - always played before Burn Notice on Sky
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