This weekend is Brighton Half marathon! I’ve been training for it for the last few months, and am quite excited to run somewhere new, and nervous to see what I can achieve.
The weather looks a little unpredictable, and although I was doing my sundance and crossing all fingers and toes, it will probably be grey and windy. The rain is forecast to hold off until midday at the moment, so hopefully I’ll be done before the heavens open! It might just be fish and chips in a pub, rather than on the beach afterwards 🙂
The changeable environment makes outfit planning a little tricky, but here’s what I’ve got lined up… Check out my Ealing Half Marathon blog post for my Half Marathon Packing List!
Brooks Infiniti Capri in Storm Lattice*
I wore these capris in a different colour for Ealing Half with no problems at all, and I mentioned them in my “It’s All in The Detail” blog post too- they’re comfortable with a tie waistband, back pocket and grip around the lower leg.
Lululemon Run Swiftly short sleeve
I love lululemon Run Swiftly tops – I have two long sleeve ones which I basically rotate for all of the colder winter months! This short sleeve version is perfect for layering and I love how they’re designed to be long so there’s no riding up and exposing your stomach!
Ronhill Aspiration Windlite jacket
A Sweatshop sale purchase, this lightweight windproof jacket is great for layering. It keeps the wind out and is waterproof in light showers.
Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Bra
I don’t think I need to say much about this- these bras are the holy grail for most runners, and I have several!
Shoe and Accessories
Brooks Ravenna 6*
These are the latest Brooks Ravennas, and I’ve been rotating them with my older Ravenna 5s in training. I’ve run most of my races in this model of shoe, which offer moderate stability for my overpronation and a nice comfortable cushioned feel.
Feetures! running socks*
Speaking of cushioning, these running socks are great! They give you protection in high impact areas, prevent blisters and wick moisture to keep your feet warm and dry.
Yurbuds Inspire 100 headphones
I love my Yurbuds and have been using them pretty much since I started running- their twistlock technology means they never fall out, but the buds are soft enough not to hurt your ears for long periods of time. I’m intrigued to try out their new wireless option… If you want to know what I’ll be listening to check out my Half Marathon Playlist on Spotify.
I may or may not wear this visor depending on the weather forecast, but hats or visors are great at keeping the rain out of your face, so I’m definitely taking it along. The bright colour of this Crewroom one will make me easy to spot too!
A regular feature in my race outfits, my Spibelt holds my phone and gels and fits comfortably around my waist with no bouncing or chafing.
*items that were gifted to me for review
What one item of kit is always on your race list?
Good luck to everyone else racing this weekend! I hope you don’t get rained on either. Follow me on Instagram to keep up to date!