Winter running - shape up safely
Stay warm and dry
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Stay warm and dry

Layering your running clothing is key in winter, as it means you can start your run fully clothed and can take off layers to avoid sweating too much. Once you start running you will warm up quickly, so if you’re leaving the house toasty warm, you’ve probably got too much on - it’s best to start off feeling slightly chilly.

Running gear specialist Brett Banister from says: 'You’ll need extra motivation in winter, so getting this right will give you that extra push. The hardest bit is getting yourself outside, but once you’ve done it, you’ll never come back feeling worse.”

A long-sleeved running top and running tights topped off with a wind-proof running jacket, hat and gloves make for a good winter running wardrobe.

Go for light-weight, breathable, windproof and waterproof fabrics that wick moisture away from your body. Also, look out for compression clothing - professional sports people everywhere, are wearing it. We love Skins Sports Lady Range - they have some great fits and their Long Sleeve Compression Top makes for a great base layer.

Skins Lady Bio A200 Compression Long Sleeve Top
RRP: £38.95
Available from

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