Clothes and Equipment and other stuff for running.
From Top to Bottom and sideways too.
I do love a buff and have loads of them, some good and some not so good. I have a few that came from races and they tend to be okay, a couple I have bought that are just delightful and loads people have given me that work well around my neck as well as a nice head cover. I do sweat a bit so if they can keep some of the sweat out of my eyes then they are doing well. I have a couple of caps for when it rains as they not only keep the rain off my face but also help shape my waterproof top hood so I can see.
My Sunglasses are a lightweight generic brand that are so light that I have searched for them when they were on top of my head.
Head torch has lumens, quite a few in fact but I forget how many. I probably need more but there again I’m not racing at top speed at night, ever. A set of batteries did last me over 8 hours last time out.
Top Base layer
Again generic brands, short sleeved and long sleeved versions depending on weather. As I’ve mentioned I am a sweater so these wicking layers really have their work cut out for them. Having another wicking top over the base layer keeps me pretty dry and is so cooling on a hot day.
Bottom Base layer
Only one choice for me. Runderwear. I won a pair in a competition and have never changed again. I’ve changed the one pair, obviously, I’m not a complete Troll. They are a little expensive but they work so well, like having your Crown Jewels cupped in a nest of soft goose down. Seriously the best investment I’ve made. Runderwear – seriously good undies.
I have a few running tops but the one from the Isle of Wight Challenge has become my favourite. It just fits me well, no chafing, no issues. That’s all I want from a top.
Still experimenting with a few brands and types. I have summer ones and winter ones but wear the tops only as I hate wearing the leg bits.
I love Hilly Mono Lites but recently I was given some More Mile road socks and I do like them, I have some trails ones too but they won’t get much use for a while.
At the moment I use Saucony Jazz 17 for the Road and I hate trails so I have other shoes for those. 🙂
I’m quite a big chap so the all singing and dancing Ultra vests don’t fit me well so I use an Osprey Viper 9 cycle backpack. It has a 3 litre rigid bladder and tons of space for everything else I might want to carry. Very comfy for long runs.
Fenix 2 with a backup 310XT
Etrex20x. Looks nice but have yet to use it.
Power bank. I have a 50,000 one which can charge my phone and my watch at the same time quite a few times.
Silva Compass in case I get lost and then I can throw it at someone, probably. I was a boy scout and can actually use a compass, which is a good thing as I haven’t learned to use my Etrex20x GPS thingy yet. Need a teacher for that thing.
Whistle. It’s a metal one and makes a good noise perfect for when my GPS gets me lost.
Emergency blanket. Better safe than sorry I reckon.
Compeed plasters. Tapes of various types.