I've got a cheapie Decathlon wind proof which does the job. If you run hot (like I do), then a waterproof jacket is a choice between getting wet from the rain or soaked from sweat.
It's a PB half marathon course for me. Took 7 minutes off in 2011 and another 3 minutes in 2012
Tempted to have another crack in 2014.
Ran the Wirral Half last Sunday and it's now time to retire my trusty Nike Triax - you can hear the air pocket in them hissing when you walk.
I broke them in for the GNR in 2010, so a quick look at Garmin Connect reckons ~2500km of running since then. Even allowing for a few KM in my trail shoes, they must have done 2000km which isn't bad.
The issue of Runners World which featured the Liverpool HM a few months back claimed that route was pancake flat as well. It's a funny shaped pancake when you run up Parliment Street...
If anyone is staying at a Travelodge which offers a crummy breakfast (soggy croissant anyone?), try what we did in 2010 - smuggle a microwave in to your room for the essential pre-run breakfast of porridge
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