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Tee shirt update...views please

BTX4 profile image

Progress is being made...

I have found a really helpful company who print running gear in small/medium quantities and would be prepared to supply us all individually through their web site. The company is called Fastrax and the MD is himself a keen runner and fully supports the C25K programme.

They can offer a choice of two colours and two styles, one mens/unisex and one womens, with three transfers being printed on each shirt. The shirts are made from technical wicking fabric.

Terry (the MD) suggests having the NHS Logo on the front right shoulder, fastrax on the top left, Couch to 5k across the front (most photos are taken from the front) and GRADUATE or another slogan for non-graduates on the back. One of his suggestions was a brief description of each week or something like Giving it 9 for Laura...

If admin are happy to do it we could set up a link from the NHS site through to fastrax so that we can view, order and pay online.

I have sent JR21 message asking if he is happy to do this and to get confirmation that they are happy to use the NHS logo.

Cost of the shirts would be nearing but not exceeding £20.

Could you let me know if you would be happy with this and if you would be interested in buying one please?

The shirt can be seen on this link - it is the easy dry technical tee shirt.


58 Replies
andystev profile image

Count me in.

newyorker570 profile image

Happy to buy

hollyO profile image

Yes please :)

I would like a crop top with the same logo and stuff; do you think this would be a possibilty BTX4? ('m guessing not but fingers crossed)

BTX4 profile image
BTX4Graduate in reply to TJFlute

I will ask Terry - guess that once they have the logos it might be possible to print them onto other garments too...

Rose885 profile image

Good work BTX4, I would defiantly buy one. Think it's best to keep it simple so people can read it when we ZOOM past :D

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TJFlute in reply to Rose885

Like :)

Hi everyone,

I've posted this on a couple of threads. I've got the go ahead to get some t-shirts made from NHS Choices' coffers. I'm going to ask the designer who put together the artwork for the programme to put something together and I'll share those designs with you before we get them printed. You've all made great progress, especially Gillian, so I'll try to turn this round as quickly as possible.

One question - would you prefer simple cotton t-shirts or the 'breathable' fabric they use in athletic gear? I don't know if we'll be able to get a range of styles (crop tops etc...) but I'll see what I can do.



TJFlute profile image
TJFlute in reply to JR21

This is very good news John. I always run in a crop top because otherwise I overheat so I would love this option, but I would support/buy anything with the NHS C25K logo on it!

BTX4 profile image
BTX4Graduate in reply to JR21

Definitely wicking..

tygfuz profile image
tygfuzGraduate in reply to JR21

Sounds great. I'll have whatever you can get. Obviously breathable seems better but im ok with a tee otherwise.

Mirella profile image
MirellaGraduate in reply to JR21

Brilliant thank John, wicking and a vee neck would be my first choice.

Thanks to BTX for pushing this and getting it this far :)

avensis profile image
avensisGraduate in reply to Mirella

I agree. Thank you for organising this on our behalf

rube1uk profile image
rube1uk in reply to JR21

This is fab news! Would prefer wicking fabric and will definitely buy one.

MuirDragonne profile image
MuirDragonne in reply to JR21

Being on hormones, proper athletic gear is best for me as my internal temperature gauge tends to be a bit wonky.

like these and love the idea of vibrant colours :)

Hidden profile image

i am in

Oldgirl profile image

I'm loving the ladies V neck but would only buy if it was wicking. Well done both John and BTX4

pingle profile image

Well done BTX 4and JR21! Would prefer wicking but would still buy an ordinary T. Love the T shirts at Fastrax - great colours, decent price, can't wait to see the final logos. I want one NOW!

tantrumbean profile image

Brilliant! Definitely would like one - wicking with a round neck would be my preferred choice

Brillant. Thanks for making this happen. Wicking please.

yes please,wicking would be perfect

Gridlet profile image

Oo yes! Looked at the fastrax link and the t shirts look great! I think the breathable fabric is best. I would definitely buy one or maybe two!

AliB1 profile image

count me in - preference would be wicking and v neck if possible.

thanks for pushing this BTX4! we will all be able to recogonise each other at our meet up in September

BTX4 profile image
BTX4Graduate in reply to AliB1

Ha ha, yes, we can all be sporting C25K tee shirts!

Yes, I'll buy one, wicking, V neck if poss

sounfit profile image

i'd buy a wicking v neck too

avensis profile image

I agree- v neck and wicking. Thank you for organising this on our behalf

CDOW17 profile image

Count me in!!

shellieboots profile image

Count me in too! I will be so proud to wear it!

Count me in !!!

daystogo profile image

Count me in too - wicking and V-neck. Round necks make my face look fat - LOL!

hollyO profile image
hollyOGraduate in reply to daystogo

Me too!

Yes please :-) wicking and v neck also. I think this is a great idea

OldNed profile image

Count me in, and thanks for taking this forward. Definitely wicking. Prefer round neck but wouldn't die in the ditch over it.

icandothis profile image

Wicking and v neck please. :)

great I would like one too, only question is mentioned 2 colours, maybe choice of a bright colour or black if we can only have 2 choices

Anonymous36 profile image

Wicking and v neck for me too please ANC thank you :)

AnnaJ profile image

thanks so much for sorting this, i will buy, prefer wicking but would buy to wear with jeans if not xx

gypsydepp profile image

Fantastic ! Wicking...V neck.

Love the colours, might even have 2 ! :)

notlaura profile image

Wicking V neck and count me in

lucylocket10 profile image

Wicking and V neck - and white preferable to black for me if possible :-)

rachie1752 profile image

this is an excellent idea! I would love l graduate on it, i'm very proud of my self! thank you for looking into this :-)

I don't think the world is ready for me in a crop top ;-)

bizzyb profile image

Brilliant, well done BTX4, love the v neck, wickings good too & love the colours at fasttrax - a real running shirt - now I just need to be a real runner!

bizzyb profile image

And another thing, love the idea of the C25K being our "club logo" - we're all members of a running club now!

Hidden profile image

Yes please. Wicking. And I love the tag someone suggested weeks ago "Faster than the couch" but there are people better at this creative stuff than me!

Oh, and I did my first parkrun today and ended up describing this community as a virtual running club as we've never met, we don't run together but we live it together, set each other targets and goals and most importantly, we provide support and inspiration. I think that's pretty good for an online community forum!

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Deryn61Graduate in reply to Hidden

Did you know you can put NHS C25K as your running club on your parkrun registration, if you follow the links from your next newsletter, I have added it to mine. Andrea

A bit late to the party (as usual) but the T shirts are a fantastic idea. Count me in.

Ellie-may profile image

Im a latecomer too, Id be happy to buy one. Love it that there is a choice of colours too. Well done to BTX4 and you John.

Deryn61 profile image

I would buy one - pref v neck and def pref wicking, Thanks for the time and effort on doing this! Andrea x

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Ali_SonrisaGraduate in reply to Deryn61

John - Ditto for me!

Hey Andrea!

ruffmut profile image

I would buy one also. Would it be possible to buy from Ireland? Would like v neck and wicking.

blueboots profile image

V-neck and wicking for me please

avagomo profile image

V-neck, wicking and bright colour. T-shirt a great idea, looking forward to buying one asap!

Brilliant way to promote the programme :) I would love "tell Laura ... I did it" on my graduation t-shirt

Love the idea...lol tell Laura I did it...

Would defo buy one v neck and wicking cheers

claire xxx

Where can I get one from? Fab idea.

defo - fab idea...

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