After having a successful couple of weeks offloading my unwanted running gear on eBay, I’ve been busy updating my running “wish list” with some replacement bits and pieces. I actually quite like the idea of my running habit being self-funded.
Although I haven’t unfortunately sold enough gear on eBay to fund all of the items on my “wish list” I’ve already accidentally made a couple of purchases. If I had unlimited funds I’d be busy adding these 10 items to my running collection. I’m hoping that my family read this blog post in time for C*******s!
Karrimor Running Socks Ladies £5.00
It’s good to start with something cheap and cheerful and in my humble opinion these are the best running socks out there. At only £5 for two pairs from Sports Direct they are dirt cheap. Why pay loads of money for socks when these socks do the job?
H&M Sports top £14.99
H&M is now one of my favourite sports stores. I’m lucky that the Birmingham store has a better selection of sports gear than the flagship store on Oxford/Regent Street. Perhaps there is a better selection in Birmingham because according to sports brands people who live outside of London don’t run or go to the gym. H&M’s sports gear is very reasonably priced and is generally made to last. At less than £15 I love this racer-back sports top.
Nike “End is Near” Women’s Running T-Shirt £23
I’m not generally a huge fan of Nike as I’m too tall for their running gear, but I love this t-shirt. Hopefully the end of my running career isn’t near!
H&M Running Top Running top £24.99
This long-sleeved running top is the second H&M item in my running wish list. As a tall runner, I love the fact that the top is designed so that it is slightly longer at the back. A quite note to running brands, tall women run too!
Tribesports Women’s Performance 2-in-1 Shorts – Black £28
Tribesports describe these as the “ultimate training shorts, designed for optimal coverage and range of motion”. Although I wouldn’t say that these are the “ultimate” shorts, I already own a pair of these in grey and will be adding a black pair to my collection.
Oiselle rundies $65.00
I’m not sure if I’ll manage get hold of a set of Rundies, but with friends visiting both the USA and Canada over Christmas I’m sure that I’ll find a way.
Sweaty Betty Time Trial Run Shorts £50.00
I love these shorts and *may* have accidentally just bought myself a pair. I’m not sure that I’ll be wearing them for the suggested time trials and hill sprints, but they will be making an appearance in the summer 2015.
Lululemon Run: Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve £62.00
As a student I should love the idea of anti-stink technology! I’ve been known to work up quite a bit of a sweat (understatement) so I’ll be able to determine whether the Silverescent® technology is fact or fiction. Although at over £60 this top is expensive, I’ve only heard positive feedback on Lululemon. I’ve also heard rumours that Lululemon gear is great for taller runners.
Gore AIR 2.0 AS LADY Vest £99.99 – £109.99
I love Gore running gear. Over the years I’ve progressed from Nike/Adidas via a number of other brands to Gore for my running gilets and jackets. Although Gore running gear is quite expensive, I believe that you get what you pay for. The combination of it raining a lot in Sutton Coldfield and me being a bit of a wuss when it comes to running when it’s wet means that I need a good running jacket. My existing Gore running jacket is more than 4 years old and has a cost per wear value of less than £1.
Garmin Forerunner® 620 £359.99
I love my Garmin and over the 10 year period I’ve been a running stats geek I’ve owned four different Forerunners. I admit that the Forerunner 620 is far too good for my current standard of running, but Father C*******s (i.e. my family) may be feeling really generous this year.
I also need to track down a decent pair of trail shoes. Can anyone recommend me a pair?
Do you have a running wish list?