Along with Jimbob, I too ran Boston last year (and saw him on the way round). It is a MAGNIFICENT occasion, imagine the World Cup or Olympics for amateurs and you've an idea of the sheer magnitude of the event. I've never seen anything like it!
May be a bit bizarre looking at gloves at this time of year but I figured I might be able to pick some up reduced as it's well out of season.
I'm after some SUPER cold weather running gloves, capable of keeping my mitts warm during even the coldest of winters. I was doubling up with some cheapo Karrimor and plain woolly ones last winter but the cold was still getting in, and once it was in it was there to stay. I was getting up at 4.30am to get long runs in before work but it was taking 15 minutes to get the key in the door (!) then another 20 to fully defrost before my hand were capable of functioning correctly, and even then they were in agony as the warmth came back into them!
So can anyone suggest / recommend a pair that they've found to keep out even the coldest of conditions? I don't mind shelling out a fair bit (prob up to £40) for a pair as I know I'll get my moneys worth out of them.....
I'd imagine I'll have stuck 3:00 or thereabouts down but it was that long ago that I haven't got a clue...! Certainly wouldn't have put any slower. Any idea if they'll be the chance to amend this prediction as I wouldn't mind a bash at 2:50 on a flatter London course, and the weather would be going some to be worse than Boston last Monday too!