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SeeJillRun
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Ok, I’m looking for recommendations for reasonably priced leggings please. I’m currently coming in at XXL in Fabletics and Under Armour but I’m struggling to find anything except plain colours and more than I can afford in those sizes (currently around £30 or less)

All suggestions gratefully received!

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Vintage61

I got mine from Tesco. A set of 2 were around £16 I think. You can buy them singly also. They do plain and patterned, my current faves look like paint splatters!

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Vintage61

Ooh they sound fab! Are they moisture wicking too?

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Vintage61

Erm... I don’t think they are major breathable etc, but I’m a chunky bird who proper sweats and I’ve never had problems with them feeling yack

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Vintage61

Excellent! Thank you, I’d never have thought of looking at Tesco 😁

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Vintage61

Every little helps 😂👍🏻

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SeeJillRun
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Definitely! 😂

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GoGo_JoJo
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in reply to Vintage61

I do love you! 🤣🤣🤣 (proper sweaters unite! ✊🏻)

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to GoGo_JoJo

You can add me to that club lol 😓 💦😂

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backintime
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Have you tried Decathlon ? Mine are plain, but I'm not sure what other colours they do

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to backintime

I’ve had a look online n the only not completely plain ones were capri length and I’m after full length now we’re heading into cooler weather 😕

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backintime
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in reply to SeeJillRun

If you have one near, pop in, they do have a wider selection instore.

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to backintime

Will do, cheers 😊

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grumpyoldgirl

CP2 (my running buddy) loves her decathlon leggings. I have some boring m&s ones, and some slightly snazzier Ron Hills from John Lewis, but I waited for the sales. I love the Ron Hills, they feel great on.

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Thanks, I’ll have a look at those 😁

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Kertesz
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If you have a TK Max near you, they often have an excellent range of good-quality-but-funky running gear at reasonable prices. I’ve got some REALLY good bargains from their clearance bit too. X X post a pic when you finally purchase!! X

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Kertesz

Oh I will! I’m definitely feeling the need for a something snazzy 😂 I’ve never been in TK Maxc though there’s one at the local retail park, will have to pop in 😁

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Ritmo
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in reply to SeeJillRun

Beware, you will get addicted. They're fantastic for shoes.

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Ritmo

I won’t be in too much danger then, my orthotic probably won’t fit in them lol

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Kertesz
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It’s a bit of a lucky dip... and requires a bit of patience to rummage through everything - but you can strike (multi-patterned!) gold!! X

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Kertesz

Will definitely give them a try 😊x

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Dawn74g
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in reply to Kertesz

Tk’s is my first choice too 👍. I’ve found some brilliant bargains on sports wear in there.

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Buddy34

Have you looked at sports direct , not to sure about there sizes 😊

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Buddy34

Never even thought of them! Thanks for reminding me they exist 😂

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MuddledGardener

I got mine at Mountain Warehouse. Moisture wicking and a very reasonable price. I take a size 16, and they are very comfortable.

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to MuddledGardener

Never heard of them lol, will have to check with Google 😂

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Run46
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in reply to SeeJillRun

The ones at Sports Direct in the Running department are defo moisture wicking etc...mine were £17.99, but are plain grey, pretty sure they did colours too though. Good luck finding some somewhere at a price that fit your pocket as well as your bootie 😁

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RunRunRun13
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Have you tried Ebay ? You can get such good deals on there and you can buy brand new ones..purchased my Nike snazzy ones on there for under £10.

Or alternatively Decathlon/TK Max/Sports Direct have a good range.

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to RunRunRun13

Wow, that’s excellent! Will have to have a look. Cheers!

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Walshy3
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I’d definitely hit up Decathlon, the one here in Belfast has great funky varieties with wacky colours if that’s what you’re going for, failing that try eBay, best of luck

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Walshy3

There wasn’t anything like that last time I went in. Might give them another try though. Thanks!

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Walshy3
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in reply to SeeJillRun

Another one worth a look is sturdy by design, some of her stuff is pretty out there, I got a pair for a breast cancer run and all in I think I paid about £35 including p&p she has a great size range too !

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Walshy3

Bit more than I can afford right now but I’ll add her to my list for in future, cheers! 😁

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Walshy3
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in reply to SeeJillRun

Believe me, it was way more than I’d ever want to pay, I try to keep it to a tenner or thereabouts, but a portion of the money went to cancer care, other than that my go to are decathlon and eBay, did you try tk maxx as well???

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Walshy3

I’ve not actually been anywhere yet, just had a quick look online then decided to post on here

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Walshy3
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in reply to SeeJillRun

Good luck, something will turn up, another one I use is sportsshoes.com, they do clothing as well as trainers, they’re usually about 2 seasons back but who cares! Let me know how you get on!

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Walshy3

Will be posting pics when I’m sorted, thanks for all the suggestions 😁

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Walshy3
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in reply to SeeJillRun

Happy to help😁👍

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Jell6
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in reply to SeeJillRun

They are good though, and stay put! (Go a size up) I bought some from Sports Direct and spent most of my run hoiking them back up😂

Costco also sell good quality leggings, not sure of the price.

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Jell6

Does that go for all leggings or just Sports Direct and sportsshoes.com ones?

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Jell6
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in reply to SeeJillRun

Which bit? The sizing up?

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Jell6

Yes

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Jell6
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I tried Tikiboo, and sized as per their guide, they were slightly too big, and slipped down when I ran in them, as I had worn them I couldn't return them! I ended up giving them away on here, asking only for a donation to a breast cancer charity.

Best thing is to try before you buy, if they have a drawstring all the better.

Definitely Sturdy by Design need a size up (for me at least), she does gift vouchers if anyone wants to treat you! They are excellent, but a bit addictive 😬 Register onto her website and you be informed of sales, she often has 20% off, which brings them in under £30.

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Jell6

Rightio, thanks for that, you’ve been really helpful 😊

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Jell6
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You're welcome 😊

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BaddieThePirate

Decathlon for me. Then bought a ridiculously expensive bra top thing from Victoria’s Secrets and got a deal on leopard leggings, just an extra £15. They should have been £60 😲 but are better quality than anything else I own, and are my top all time favourite.

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to BaddieThePirate

Wow, they sound snazzy! Think Victoria’s Secret is out of my current price range though 😕

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BaddieThePirate

I justified it by thinking I will keep the bra top FOREVER, so after 10 years the price per year will be reasonable!

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Dillydunks

My fave leggings are Lucy Locket Loves. They are £33 plus P&P, but join the Facebook group and there are discount codes most weeks (and a really supportive community). Might not be much on the site just now as they are about to move premises so had a massive sale to run down stock, but worth watching out for when they relaunch as they have already previewed the new designs and there are some fan ones coming.

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Dillydunks

Ooh thanks for the tip, I’ll look out for the group 😊

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Rugbygirl

I’d definitely recommend Lucy Locket Loves. They are soft and comfortable and don’t move! The pocket at the back is a good size too.

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Rugbygirl

That’s good to know 😁

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AliHC
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in reply to Dillydunks

Wow! This shop is near where I live! Thank you for the introduction!

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poohbear2608

Be careful with Fabletics you are bound to buy more than you want or need! It’s a bit of a con I think. Try TKMax but I got mine from my local charity shop - might be worth a look!

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to poohbear2608

I was just thinking about the introductory offer but the full length ones were a bit plain for me

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Juhe

Loads of tips there but just in case you've not got enough (!) do you have an outlet centre near you? Ours has a few sports stores in including Under Armour, Nike and Adidas. Have got all my stuff from those. I tend to favour dark leggings and a bright top but they have a wide range of styles and sizes. Esp good if the outlet has a sale too 😊

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Juhe

There’s one a couple of towns away but it’s a drive so out of the picture at the moment sadly. Worth remembering for when I’m back behind the wheel though. Thanks!

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Elisabetta

Sweaty Betty are the best quality I have ever found - pricey but subscribe for newsletters and they’ll let you know when in sale. At least 50% off in sale - I have bagged some bargains. Also - Sainsbury’s for fair quality gear - leggings, tops - good range of sizes. Good luck. X

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Elisabetta

Sweaty Betty are well out of my price range at the moment. Hadn’t thought of Sainsbury’s, I’ll have a look next time I’m in. Cheers!

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FatterPenguin

I can recommend Sainsbury's, and right now mine has 25% off all clothing.

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to FatterPenguin

Ooh I can feel a visit coming on! Ta for letting me know 😃

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FatterPenguin

I came away with leggings and a jacket too, oops! 🤭

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to FatterPenguin

😂😂😂

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HannahElizabeth39

I’ve just got a pair from Alpkit. They do up to size 18 stretchy leggings. They’re £25. I can never usually get fun ones but my current ones are bright green spots! ❤️

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to HannahElizabeth39

Thank you, I’ll add them to my list 😁

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Ritmo

Decathlon are very cheap and great quality. I also get some stuff in TK Maxx

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Ritmo

They’re both coming up a lot so they’ll be the first places I visit. Thanks!

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Starshipsox
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I love Gap leggings. They are not cheap though so I always wait for the sales and can usually pick some up for under £20. They are supportive, blackout and most importantly you don’t see my cellulite through them 😂

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Starshipsox

They sound great, i’ll add them to my list. Cheers!

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GardenGirl52

Matalan! Between 12 and 16 quid. Good quality with double stitched seams and a comfortable gusset. Several colours and patterns. Can order online.

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to GardenGirl52

Ooh I’ll have to pop in then. Thanks!

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Alissum
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Look out for the sportswear specials in Lidl and Aldi. Some of the best leggings and tops I wear are from there. The leggings are usually about £6.99. The tops about £3.99. Also Primark sportswear is very cheap and the colours bright. I do like bright sportswear.

I would also recommend Sturdy By Design. I got a couple of pairs of their winter leggings last year. Slightly fleecey inside but not at all thick. They are great for Winter running.

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Alissum

I never saw any stuff like that in my Aldi, maybe it’s too small. Never been in Lidl lol, our nearest isn’t local. I know Primark are cheap but I’ve heard dubious reports about their moisture wicking capabilities so I’ve avoided them. The Sturdy by Design ones sound great for the chilly weather 😊. Cheers!

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ThriftyLesley

I’ve been using the cotton ones from Amazon all summer. Three quarter length, lots of colours, although all plain, and £5 or less a pair, price depends on colour

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to ThriftyLesley

Are they actual running leggings or just ordinary leggings?

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ThriftyLesley

They’re ordinary leggings. But I’ve used them for running since I started a year ago

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to ThriftyLesley

Ah right, I was fancying some running leggings but they might be an idea while I’m losing weight 🤔 Thanks!

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Kevtrev
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Have you tried sports direct I got the men’s karrimor tights and a bargain at £12.00 no point spending a fortune on them and a descent price and a good brand and they have more women’s running clothes than men’s so you will have more choices 😉

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Kevtrev

Not tried any actual shops yet but they’re on my list to have a look 😊

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Kevtrev
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in reply to SeeJillRun

Worth a look it’s my go to for running clothes not trainers though I prefer going to runners need proper running shop for trainers 😉

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Kevtrev

We’re off to Meadowhall this week so I’ll pop in. I wouldn’t get my running shoes from there though, it’s a proper running shop for those

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Kevtrev
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in reply to SeeJillRun

Yes definitely 😉

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GoGo_JoJo
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in reply to SeeJillRun

Do look for running shops in your area, even posh ones do great sales!

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to GoGo_JoJo

There’s only one near enough to not make a special trip but their stuff’s not that cheap even in the sale sadly 😕

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louimb

If you're a Costco member, or know anyone who is, they have a good range of sportswear. For the next two weeks, they have Tuff full length, high waist running tights for £11.98. I already have the capris and they are very good quality. I will be getting a couple of pairs of these long ones.

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to louimb

I didn’t know Costco were in the UK to be honest lol. I will investigate 😊

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madmother
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I buy mine from Matalan. They do a sports range and they are reasonably priced (though I still generally get in the sales) and brightly coloured and I’ve noticed no real difference from my branded ones.

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madmother
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I have some really bright paint spattered look ones in greens and another pair in reds.

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to madmother

They sound like my cup of tea 😃

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to madmother

Will definitely have a look, thanks 😊

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GoGo_JoJo
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in reply to madmother

Yep, matalan had some right nice stuff in and fab prices!!

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Good to know 😁

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Lucyintheskywith

m.moremile.co.uk/

Start Fitness online sell those too

Good quality and fab fit

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Lucyintheskywith

Just had a quick look, they’re great prices. Thanks!

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Lucyintheskywith

They are a fab fit & quality too. Socks are really good too.

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Lucyintheskywith

That’s great, it’s always good to find good quality stuff that doesn’t cost a bomb

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GoGo_JoJo
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in reply to SeeJillRun

Check out start fitness for all brands, they're like tkmaxx for sports.

I'd advocate caution with more mile, I found the waist to crotch ratio....all wrong 🙈 but with start fitness you can get big brands for silly money, I've had stuff at 80% off rrp. It can take time for your size to roll round but like with adidas capris the quality is worth the wait (I got some for 15 quid!)

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks for that, I’ll amend my list to note the waist to crotch difficulties 🤣🤣🤣

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Mercmancouchto5k

I wonder how long your XXL will be needed when you are doing couch25k. Maybe buy some el cheapo stuff because in one or two months you may be XL, and then L. Who knows? After 4 months of couch25K even my neck size shrank and all my 16 1/2 inch shirts look like I have spent a year in a concentration camp. Be careful, this couch25k can be good for your health, but you may be out buying new clothes :-)

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Mercmancouchto5k

I graduated C25k in March but I only got to 5k yesterday lol. I’ve lost about 12 pounds so far but the XXL sizes are still a little small lol. I’m only wanting cheap ones but it’s great to have so many suggestions of places to look. I have quite a list now! 😃

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LadyGault

M&S have a wide range of decent leggings and looks like they go up to size 24.

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to LadyGault

Not somewhere I thought of, not sure why though as I got my sports bra there 😂😂

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EPMcM

Matalan also have a good range on line and very reasonably priced xx

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to EPMcM

Thank you!

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Myzinnyboy
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I’ve got Next legging, m and s leggings and some from Aldi. None were bonkers prices and all good too. Saving up for Lucy locket loves! Ps

Not a small girl by the way and the sizes have been true to size. Love stretchy Lycra !

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Myzinnyboy

My local Aldi I think must be too small for stuff like that sadly 😕

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Miss-fuschia
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TK Maxx is excellent for sporty stuff!

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Miss-fuschia

It’s already on my list, loads of people have suggested it so I reckon I’ll pay them a visit 😊

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Bouncyshoes

Decathlon. I have two pairs, both 3/4 length. 1 grey and black the others blue and white. They certainly do red too. I'm a standard size 12 and ordered a M which are fine. Happy shopping!

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Bouncyshoes

Cheers, will take a look 😊

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Myzinnyboy
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Aldi don’t have them all the time, they have events usually advertised a week or so before, Lidl the same. Certainly worth a look when they do have the events.

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Myzinnyboy

Ah right! I’m usually in every week so I’ll keep an eye out. Thanks for letting me know 😊

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Gran4z
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How about CONTRA? They are produced by the ParkRun people. They are a bit plain, but have colourful dots on them. Not sure of the price....they do multi sizes . Happy running 🙂🌻

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Maddee_6333
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in reply to Gran4z

They are pretty expensive.

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Maddee_6333

Maybe another time then

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Gran4z

Not heard of them before. Definitely looking for the cheaper end as I’m losing weight so maybe when I’m thinner if they’re expensive like Maddee_6333 says. Thanks though 😊

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Gran4z
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in reply to SeeJillRun

Just checked them out, seems like they’re £39.00, and that’s on the pricey side really. Have fun with the running, it’s a tad addictive! Enjoy lots 🌻. BTW they’re from Contra-movement and the N is written the wrong way round. Happy running 🙂

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Gran4z

Yes that is a bit pricey. Love the reverse N idea though, very clever. I’m loving the running n definitely addicted lol. The leggings are my gift to myself for graduating Ju-Ju’s plan by running for 60 minutes, combined with finally hitting 5k after 7 months 😃

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Maddee_6333
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If you’re on Facebook there’s a Running Gear Buy and Sell Group. And also a Tikiboo secondhand group.

Otherwise, like someone has already mentioned TKMaxx can be good.

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to Maddee_6333

Ooh, I live on Facebook lol, will defo look for that. Cheers!

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MetalMum

Sainsburys do excellent running gear, also Next as well, and very reasonably priced. Washes up a treat too.

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SeeJillRun
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in reply to MetalMum

Thank you!

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