Thursday, May 7, 2009

Oh What to wear..

There’s some great running gear out there but the most important thing to consider when deciding what to wear on the day is comfort. Don't wear anything new on the day. Make sure you've worn your gear at least twice before race day so you don't get any nasty surprises.

There’s a whole range of gear that you can get that will keep you dry no matter what the weather. (here's hoping it's a sunny day though) To help keep you dry you can buy ‘technical’ t-shirts which are made of a more ‘breathable’ fabric than cotton t-shirts and work by allowing air to circulate between your body and the t-shirt.

You would really only need this if you are doing a ‘fast run’ though. The cotton World Vision t-shirts that you should have got in your fundraising pack should be fine for most people but if you want a World Vision technical t-shirt we do have some for purchase. They cost €25 which just covers the cost of production. ( Ryan and Sarah Hall are wearing one in the pic below)

For the legs, a lot of people like to wear three quarter length ‘tracksters’ on the day – they are close fitting but also very stretchy so they don’t restrict your movement. Some very brave women will wear knicker shorts and crop tops but they are mostly ‘elite’ runners. Bicycle shorts are also quite good.

Specialist running stores in Dublin where you can buy great gear include

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