I am absolutely no expert but I wanted to share my own tips on running in the winter as I have noticed lots of questions about it.
I have a medley of random winter pics to show you to demonstrate ( starting from top left and going clockwise)!!
1. Head-torch... they can be bought cheaply and make running in the dark really good fun. On roads etc good to have a light at the back coupled with a dayglo tabard ( I have one from Lidl v cheap)
2. A coat to keep off the wind and winter running tights. This is actually my husbands cycling jacket which are great as have pockets ++ this was in Hayle on New Year's Day. They are Nike running tights which are winter warm.
3. Ninja look!!!! This is me and my friend with an unexplored bomb on a long run we did last year. It was really cold so I have a thin hat which makes a big difference to keeping in the warmth. We looked a right pair of idiots, and a small child looked at my friend and cried!!!!!
4.this is my friend in the woods, she has a gilet which is great if you feel the cold ( like her) , a hat and 2 pairs of gloves ( one over the other)... on a very long slow run it can get chilly.
5. It was pouring with rain like a river... a must is a thin waterproof with a hood that doesn't blow off and a BUFF. This was given to me in a goody bag at a race and they are brilliant. You can use it to blow your nose and wipe off sweat... and if I get hot I wrap it round my wrist like a sweatband. These are brilliant and worth investing in.
Any other tips from anyone else?
Happy Panthering everyone and enjoy the bounties that Winter running brings