Clocks forward…..Check! New and exciting range of Spring/Summer 2012 apparel in stock…..Check! Hosepipe ban firmly in place…..Check! SO WHAT’S WITH ALL THIS RAIN?
Thing is, do we really care? There’s plenty to like about running in the rain. It keeps you cool, removes humidity from the atmosphere, and means that you probably don’t need to cart as much drink around with you. There’s a sense of adventure that comes with powering along through streams of water, or tramping through mud without a care. It all boils down to having the right kit, and knowing the value of taking the right things with you on any given outing. There are plenty of lightweight Trail Shoes available that lose water as quickly as it can enter, which also have sticky rubber outsoles to keep you from slipping like Bambi on ice.
Lightweight tops protect from wind and wet, and don’t come much better than the Montane Featherlight Marathon Jacket, allowing you to feel warm and cosey. Should the sun make a surprise appearance, it can still be carried without issue in its purpose made compression sack.
With the further option of Caps, Gloves, Buffs, Gators etc, most of us can find the right balance between creature comforts and freedom of movement. As we work hard to become fitter and stronger, it seems a shame to take too many days off because of a typical British April. ‘Keep running or you’ll get Hypothermia’, is as good a motivator as any I suppose, but with the right compliment of equipment/clothing, you needn’t feel that it’s do or die.
Here in store we still have plenty of items to help you cope with the worst the weather can throw at you, and as you may have notived by now, more and more is appearing on the website also.
Besides, think of how it looks to those poor unfortunates stuck in cars, queueing in traffic, windows misted. You’ll be home in half the time just for having had the get up and go. Braving the elements is just what separates you from the rest, so get back to your childhood and go splash in some puddles!