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I know i need good shoes and ill be getting them before week 5 but what about rest of gear? i still wear sweat pants and regular t-shirt when i go running. I see other runners with this fancy gear and im just not sure what is good and bad. any help would be great.

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You need to wear whatever feels comfortable for you.

With me, I bought some Nike gear in a sale, to make myself start the programme - since then, my collection has grown.... If you want to save money, keep an eye out in Lidl - they do some pretty good stuff in there. (Including some nifty flashing band things that I haven't tried out yet - it doesn't get dark enough atm!) Or Sports Direct are pretty good, I hear? But as I said, its what YOU feel comfortable in.

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thanks :)

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At this time of year it’s worth having clothing in fabrics that wick away the moisture. Cotton is not very good . Lots of things to consider like sun protection, sunglasses, hat. I prefer shorts and vest but choose what you are happy in . It doesn’t have to be expensive to be good. Happy running

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thanks

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If you are a bloke, shorts. And Lycra under shorts instead of underpants. TCA brand on Amazon are really good value. I have some with zip pockets that work well.

Top - anything that is “like a football shirt” would do but “technical” tops with good ventilation are better. Hot weather make vests good.

None of this needs to cost lots.

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ok ill look up TCA. thanks

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The only thing I've bought special is a couple of flip belts, a fiver off eBay, somewhere to put my keys and phone 'cos they never put pockets on womens clothes 🙄

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Male or female? If female, the most important thing is a sports bra. If male, oops sorry 😂

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lol then oops ;) but thanks anyway

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Oh and I agree about the flip belt. I love mine, keys and phone held nice & secure 👍

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hopefully they make them in larger size. but thanks ill look t hem up

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Yeah I’m pretty sure there are different sizes 👍

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Keep an eye out for Lidl and Aldi running events - their stuff has been of good quality and cheap. Otherwise supermarkets or check online - Google will find you some sites. The only thing I make sure I get (apart from wicking material) is that shorts/capris/long tights have a draw string at the waist which makes sure they stay in place and don't end heading for my knees 😂. A couple of pairs I bought without a drawstring I cut a small hole inside the waist and threaded a boot lace through!

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I'm still happily on cotton for the most part. I don't seem to get on with techno fabrics, they make me feel disagreeably wet.

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