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Run mitts in the UK (or mega warm gloves)

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 21:28

Ooh they look good - ta!

Basic strength test?

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 17:01


Run mitts in the UK (or mega warm gloves)

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 17:01

Don't smoke or use vibrating tool, may have Raynaud's but it's only a problem for distance running or watching school footy on the sidelines.

In fairness, I used the hand warmer after my hand had got chilled whereas using it before would have been better. This was on a ~2 hour run including top of a windy hill.

Thanks again to all!

Run mitts in the UK (or mega warm gloves)

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 22:16

Thanks all. For my hands, from experience, double layers of gloves aren't enough. I once did a long run in winter (around freezing temp) with two pairs of gloves and hand warmers and still suffered. Mitts seem to work because the skin of the fingers is in contact. Lobster mitts might work though.

Will check all suggestions out and also lobby Saucony to sell their mitt in the UK!

Run mitts in the UK (or mega warm gloves)

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 16:23

I suffer from very cold hands and have yet to find a running glove warm enough for the relatively mild UK winter. For skiing I have converted from gloves to mitts so was delighted to find Saucony make a running mitt, but then less delighted to find it's not sold in the UK.

Happily enough I'm going to the US next month and getting a couple of pairs there.I wonder though if anyone knows of a running mitt sold in the UK? By mitt, I don't mean one like the "Ulti-Mitt" that's a glove with a mitt cover, I mean a proper mitt.

Failing that, what do you reckon are the warmest running gloves on the market?

Basic strength test?

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 16:11

Thanks 40 minutes. Plank for 90: just about, but it's not good. (I note the world record has recently been broken as is now over 4 hours!).

Currently get to the strength party of the gym once a week. Would be good to get twice but can't yet find time (or motivation)

Basic strength test?

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 13:42

Thanks again, all good stuff. I appreciate there's a lot more to it than strength but this is one particular element that interests me since I'm relatively weedy!

One interesting thing I found was the adult president's challenge, which would be here:, except they're updating the site. This has running and stretching in it too.

For info, my times against the distances in Maxpower NW's post are: 6:44, 24:13, 48:07, 1:55:43. Not setting the world on fire but they'll do me so long as I can remain relatively injury free.




How hard should non-sporty 11yo be pushed?

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 12:03

Seconded. If he enjoys being active that's a great plus, and having an active parent is a great example.

There's a big push against specialisation for children in sport. With possibly a few exceptions (gymanstics springs to mind) it's not necessary at that age. Consider GB rowers didn't all start out as rowers, Sophie Hitchon did ballet before hammer throwing and many runners including Mo Farah and Adam Gemili were footballers first.

That's not to say that encouragement isn't good, but you'll be best placed to know where to draw the line between encouragement and pushiness.

Basic strength test?

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 09:44

Thanks both. I more meant a scored test like number of press ups. sit ups in a minute, chin ups etc.

Certainly I lift lighter weights than almost everyone at the gym (although in fairness they mostly look like they train ... a lot.

London Marathon 2015

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 14:50

Just got sent a message by Leonard Cheshire Disability, they want £1,800. Admittedly that's only £200 less!

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