What to wear to run a marathon
What to wear to run a marathon!
26 miles: it's a long way to run. Give your body the best chance with a bit of forward planning, the right running gear, and plenty of training of course!
You'll see these a lot: unisex microlite running shorts. They are extremely lightweight, water repellant, breathable and very popular with runners.
Shorts to prevent chafing
If your thighs meet when you run, you may find the shorter shorts don't suit you and cause chafing. Consider longer shorts to help overcome this.
Fitted tops to prevent chafing & wick away moisture
Fitted tops help prevent nipple chafing: a serious problem for male long distance runners. The wicking properties of more fitted tops will be more effective too.
The Spiro athletic vest top wicks way moisture, with comfortable neck and armholes and no loose neck label to chafe!
The Gamegear Cooltex Sports Vest has moisture wicking fabric to allow you to stay cool, dry and comforable. The armholes are designed not to rub or cause chafing.
A looser top means there is less material in contact with the skin: preferred by many runners on hotter days.
The Awdis Just Cool wicking vest keeps moisture away from the skin with its neoetric wicking properties.
Sleeves or sleeveless?
Having fitted sleeves avoids chafing that could potentially be caused by sleeveless tops. These tops have anti-microbial properties to prevent odours and wick away moisture!
With smooth hems, and a textured fabric that wicks away moisture, this Gamegear Cooltex T-shirt is a good choice for those who'd like to cover up a bit more.
The Awdis Supercool Performance T-shirt has superior wicking properties, anti microbial powers, and the label tears out to avoid any discomfort!
And then of course there are the bibs: an essential for many charity running groups!
The Anfield Bib
The Proact bib