Immodium on race day, but that's usually just to stop me worrying about it, as nothing's ever happened in that department on race day. I've just had a couple of issues during long runs. Luckily, I run those mostly on footpaths through the woods so I usually carry a wad of toilet roll with me. Both occasions were caused entirely by stupidly setting out before I'd had my morning sit down, so it was inevitable. I don't do that any more, but I still take an Immodium on race days.
Just Running: Thanks, they look like exactly the sort of thing I'm after. You're right about them being a bit pricey though. I will have to have a good hunt round to see if I can get a bargain pair.
Millsy: Are the belts any good then? When I've seen people with them I thought they looked like the gels might not be that secure. Whenever I see gels on the floor in races, I assume they've slipped out of a belt, although they may not have done. Still, for £3.50 I suppose I could give one a go in training and see.
I know this is a perennial topic but, I have looked at some other posts on this and the recommendations no longer seem to be available. I've tried lots of different shops, google searches and can't find any.
I used to have a pair of shorts a while back that had two zipped side pockets and they were great. You could get a few gels in them, a key, a phone, inhaler etc, but now, they all seem to have only one tiny little zip pocket at the back, which is fine for just a phone and key, but not much else.
I'm running the London marathon and want to carry my own gels. If needs be, I'll have to get a gel belt but I don't really like the look of them so would prefer zipped pockets.
Can anybody recommend somewhere I can get these from?