General Discussion: The Running Thread


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swiftus
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1240 posts since 1/7/09

posted 26 Oct 2020 16:05, edited 26 Oct 2020 16:05
zoom wrote:
swiftus wrote: Anyone surprised about the lack of cool running clothing brands?

I get your average joe goes out in Nike or whatever. Thought there'd be the equivalent of Rapha for running, but nothing out there.

The indies I have seen..

Iffley Road (posh boys running),
Satisfy (uber expensive)
Soar (for the hardcore)
Sundried (if your dad designed running clothes)

Am I missing something?

My goto https://www.tracksmith.com/

I did see these guys, read New England and assumed you couldn't get their stuff this side of the pond. Looks similar to Iffley Road (preppy running). Probably the second best of the bunch tbf (after the Unsanctioned stuff above).

How do you rate it zoom? With the miles you're putting in, you're probably the best in here to judge performance.
staygold
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5035 posts since 21/11/05

posted 26 Oct 2020 16:29, edited 26 Oct 2020 16:29
I actually rate some Lululemon stuff for running, obviously not cheap and I’m not sure how people perceive the brand but it’s decent product. Arc’teryx makes some decent running stuff
Edit - I also wear a lot of District Vision which I like as well
https://districtvision.com/shop/tops#shells
swiftus
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1240 posts since 1/7/09

26 Oct 2020 16:40
staygold wrote: I actually rate some Lululemon stuff for running, obviously not cheap and I’m not sure how people perceive the brand but it’s decent product. Arc’teryx makes some decent running stuff
Edit - I also wear a lot of District Vision which I like as well
https://districtvision.com/shop/tops#shells

DV was another one I saw but thought was USA-only.

Not seen Lululemon stuff, in my mind, they're a women's brand.

Thought Arc'teryx only did trail running stuff?
Richgee
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77 posts since 26/4/15

26 Oct 2020 17:55
I like liululemon stuff, I like how you can abuse it in a dryer without it falling apart, iffley road looks great but I’m not sold on the function sweat wicking is not great and mine shrank in 40 degree wash.

Can you abuse district vision? Too much logo for me. I like the tracksmith stuff

Would like to try the reigning champion stuff but spenny and colours a tad drab, can anyone recommend?
Richgee
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77 posts since 26/4/15

26 Oct 2020 17:59
I don’t think soar look great and satisfy is too young person high fashun for me

datsun
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682 posts since 9/3/03

26 Oct 2020 21:14
On?
MattC
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797 posts since 20/3/12

26 Oct 2020 21:19
Kafka sell District Vision
https://www.kafkamercantile.com/uk/browse/Mens/b-DistrictVision-740/
EssexBoyII
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6889 posts since 5/6/07

27 Oct 2020 08:36
On is great
I really like Satisfy too
swiftus
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1240 posts since 1/7/09

27 Oct 2020 08:37
datsun wrote: On?

Too Swiss corporate for my liking.
swiftus
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1240 posts since 1/7/09

28 Oct 2020 11:32
EssexBoyII wrote: I really like Satisfy too

Can't tell if they're serious with their moth eaten tees.

Innovation or satire?
timmbo
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3443 posts since 9/2/10

28 Oct 2020 11:37
smith
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10974 posts since 5/5/04

posted 28 Oct 2020 11:50, edited 28 Oct 2020 11:50
Laughing out loud

Also what's the point of waterproof running gear? I sweat when I run. Pretty pointless keeping me dry on the outside when I'm still going to be wet on the inside of my clobber.


Some decent gore-tex trail running shoes I get though. Keep the mud and water out for as long as possible so you're not running in soggy socks from the off.
swiftus
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1240 posts since 1/7/09

28 Oct 2020 12:58
smith wrote: Laughing out loud

Also what's the point of waterproof running gear? I sweat when I run. Pretty pointless keeping me dry on the outside when I'm still going to be wet on the inside of my clobber.


Some decent gore-tex trail running shoes I get though. Keep the mud and water out for as long as possible so you're not running in soggy socks from the off.

Got waterproof trainers for the first time, and I think they're a gamechanger, especially compared to my other pair of runners (knit top, let's everything through).

Never tried any waterproof topwear
andymakesglasses
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20439 posts since 26/1/06

28 Oct 2020 14:08
GoreTex trail running shoes are great in winter, not only for keeping your feet completely dry but also for cutting down on the chilly breeze around your toes when the temperature drops.
16simon
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523 posts since 21/4/11

28 Oct 2020 16:02
Agreed, Goretex shoes are what you want in winter (currently using Pegasus Trail for road/light trail and Speedcross when it gets muddy). I use a waterproof jacket on longer / slower runs eps when it's windy so that I don't chill down but no need for shorter / faster runs.
swiftus
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1240 posts since 1/7/09

28 Oct 2020 17:57
Anyone here run as part of a club/community?

Looking into potentially setting one up in my area.
smith
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10974 posts since 5/5/04

28 Oct 2020 19:07
I only ever did park run. I miss park run Sad
generic_guy
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9562 posts since 16/9/02

28 Oct 2020 20:02
swiftus wrote: Anyone here run as part of a club/community?

Looking into potentially setting one up in my area.

I started a little club with some of the dads round here, only five of us but it’s nice to run with other people, we’re all fat old fellas apart from one but he’s happy to run at our pace.
Plenty of times I wouldn’t have bothered going out if I hadn’t planned to go with someone.
Scottishmark
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661 posts since 25/1/11

28 Oct 2020 22:51
swiftus wrote: Anyone here run as part of a club/community?

Looking into potentially setting one up in my area.

Pre lockdown my work used to have a decent contingent of runners. The one guy who sort of did the “rounding up of everyone” to force us all out at lunch left just as lockdown hit though so I expect when we return the group will be no more.

It was good though. You should start one up!
Burt
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28 Oct 2020 22:54
generic_guy wrote: I started a little club with some of the dads round here, only five of us but it’s nice to run with other people, we’re all fat old fellas apart from one but he’s happy to run at our pace.
Plenty of times I wouldn’t have bothered going out if I hadn’t planned to go with someone.
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