1/ Columbia Delta Marsh 1983 jacket
£190, Columbia (men's)
Camo never seems goes out of fashion, and like any army-inspired piece, this thick, rugged number from hiking and trail specialists Columbia has all the functions you’ll need for the great outdoors, including being waterproof and having pockets just about anywhere you might need one.
2/ Asics Fuze X Urban Adapt jacket
£90, Asics (men's)
This jacket is included in a line-up of clothing aimed at straddling the line between urban fashion and technical apparel. It has all the functionality you would want – laser cut ventilation holes, reflective detailing, high breathability, fast wicking, and decent weather protection – while looking pretty cool.
3/ Tribesports cowl-neck top
£75, Tribesports (men's)
Switch your sweaty race top for the super-soft feel of this cowl-neck top against your skin or simply pull this on over your gear – it’s a generous enough fit to allow for a few layers underneath. The standout feature is the built-in snood which feels unbelievably comforting and has a drawstring so you can extend the funnel up the neck for extra coverage.
4/ Arc’Teryx Cerium LT hoodie
If you’re going to invest in a puffa jacket, this is the one to get. At this price it definitely is an investment, but it’s every bit as cosy and insulated as you would expect from a brand founded to cope with brutal Canadian winters, and, unlike other puffas, it packs away small so it’s easy to get into your race bag. Available in a range of colours for both men and women.
5/ Nike Air hoodie
£47.95, Nike (men's)
Fans of keeping it classic (or, to put it another way, those who simply don’t like change all that much) will love this piece – versions of it have been doing the rounds since the mid-1990s. It’s fleecy, pleasingly bulky, has a hood you can disappear into (with room for oversized headphones), huge zip pockets over the hips and is excellent value for money.
6/ Falke long-sleeve cover-up
£230, Falke (women's)
A classy item. The reason for the chunky price is the 80 per cent merino wool content, which means not only does it feel luxurious on but also it’s naturally antibacterial and fast-drying. It also helps regulate temperature, warming you up when you need something to snuggle into after a cold-weather event without overheating you.
7/ Charli Cohen Project Y coat
£345, Charli Cohen (women's)
Charli is a personal trainer and a designer, and her high-end apparel is loved by well-heeled fitness lovers across sports from running to yoga. This pink coat is perfect if you’re going on somewhere that won’t look kindly on a hi-vis running jacket. The polyamide/elastane mix ensures it’s stretchy, durable and wind-resistant.
8/ Adidas ZNE Pulse cover-up
Part of a collection designed to be worn by athletes before or after competing. This cover-up is made of a soft merino wool-blend knit that has a zigzag pattern that’s inspired, says Adidas, by the heartbeats of athletes. Its high funnel-neck and long length in front give extra coverage and weather protection. Mesh inserts under the arms offer ventilation.
9/ Ashmei hooded sweatshirt
£139, Ashmei (female)
You can actually wear this versatile hoodie to run in but despite its slimline design we think the weight makes it better for a post-race outer layer, especially as it’s smart enough to wear to brunch. The hood clings to your head without obscuring your peripheral vision, the weave is stretchy and the feel of the merino fabric is silkily comforting.
10/ Every Second Counts Player sweat
£120, Every Second Counts (female)
This is a cool and very comfortable top that gives you structure without bulk and is baggy enough to get on over multiple top layers, while the shortened sleeves will help prevent you overheating. Hassle-free to wash and dry, this durable top is also shrink- and fade-resistant, with elastane for shape retention.