When I got up this morning, it was already raining and the forecast was for heavy rain at about the time the parkrun started. So I gave up the idea of running; the paths and roads duly started to dry when it was too late to change my mind. A great gloom of guilt descended and I recalled how many posts I'd seen in which the writer said how much he/she enjoyed running in the wet. Later, however, the forecast heavy rain started in torrent mode, ironically, around half an hour into the run, when a substantial portion of the proper runners would have been on their way home for breakfast while the slowcoaches at the back, like me, would have had been on their last lap and enjoyed or otherwise the soaking that ensued.
Assuming that I might show some courage next time this happens, what is the appropriate gear for the (ancient) male to wear in these conditions? I actually don't mind getting wet if there's a prospect of being dry later. (I am contemplating my penance presently; it will have to be in the dry, given the forecast.)