People doing the NDW races in August should be more interested in a running cap than a waterproof.
If it is the hottest August on record, then you are all in for a tough day.
Ben Davies 15 wrote (see)
People doing the NDW races in August should be more interested in a running cap than a waterproof. If it is the hottest August on record, then you are all in for a tough day.
Spen - where did you get it from, that's a good price and thinking of one as a pressie for OH?
Ben - I do most of my running in Scotland so the waterproof jacket gets good use, if not in events certainly in training.
LLB - I think my trousers were Peter Storm ones. They look quite nice for the money but have yet to use them.
I have been hearing a lot of good things about the Led Lenser H& head torch recently.
So much so that I am thinking about dropping a few hints that I would like one for Xmas.
Buy it and hand over the receipt for reimbursement - only way to make sure you get the right model
i have asked for a 10l pack for xmas spen, so hoping that'll be big enough for 50miles....
10l should be plenty big enough for 50 miles, I've got a 15l which is big enough to be totally self-sufficient (all food) plus full w/proofs. Like Elspeth my wproofs get plenty of use up here. When I did saunders mountain marathon in July in Lakes, was mega hot by day but freezing at night - I had to put my waterproof trousers on inside my sleeping bag as I was too cold at night Serves me right for taking a tescos £10 sleeping bag to cut down on weight!!!
I grew up in and lived in Surrey until I moved here last year ... sometimes August is super-hot, sometiimes it a wash-out; equally I was running in shorts and t-shirt and catching the rays on the moray coastal trail just a month ago, today it's 1 degree and we are getting snow downpours in bbetween the sun and my washing was frozen on the line. Be prepared to be flexible with your kit, check the forecast right before race day and all will be well whatever you get wherever you are
Great running LLB, I've got my long run tmrw - hoping to hit 22+ if I can. Fingers crossed weather isn't too atrocious!
yes you are right cragc,being prepared is kit good, but if you can avoid carrying unnecessary thn thats better too. like you say, checking weather over and over until last minute is good practice to get into. i always seem to obsessed with checking, even just for training runs! but i like to know what i may need with me lol...
today was a good run, chilly and i had on right number of layers, needed it too...got a bit of cram by mile 18 , but not too bad...nice calm weather. hope it stays good tomorrow for you cragc
If these garments are marketed as being waterproof, then they should have fully taped seams.
The low cost reflects the fact that VAT is not charged on children's clothing.
Since you are ordering the product online, your statutory rights allow you to return it for a cash refund if it is not what you thought.
ben, the description says fully waterproof and taped seams yes
do you work for trading standards lol
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.
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