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If you had £20 to buy some clothes for running, what would you buy?

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NoPenniesLeftToCount Tue 11-Nov-14 14:27:26

I need to start running again. It's been a while and I have no suitable clothes since going up a couple of dress sizes. I used to have some great wicking leggings and tops, fleeces etc (am prone to overheat very quickly). I do have trainers.

If you had £20 to spend, what would you buy? Is Primark my only option?

CMOTDibbler Tue 11-Nov-14 14:34:19

Sweatshop sale, or Sports Direct. I'd prioritise tops (and some socks) over leggings initially as thats the most annoying if sweaty.

NoPenniesLeftToCount Tue 11-Nov-14 15:29:16

Wow, Sports Direct has some seriously cheap stuff in clearance, I had no idea!

I can't stretch to Sweatshop prices unfortunately. £20 is all I can afford for the whole outfit (bra, top, leggings). I have some socks somewhere and a fleece I can still squeeze into, but nothing else.

CMOTDibbler Tue 11-Nov-14 15:44:19

I got £7.50 leggings and a £3 top in the Sweatshop sale, but obv it depends on what they have. My sports bras are largely £6 from Tescos

LaughingM Tue 11-Nov-14 17:34:39

Yes, a good rummage in sports direct should get you a few things to start with! To be honest, I'd probably priorities tights and a sports bra and just run in an old t shirt for now... I did this when I did c25k over the summer and it was fine (although now I've got some nice running tops I'd probably find shirt material really annoying. What you don't know and all that!!).

Good luck!

WipsGlitter Tue 11-Nov-14 17:37:47

Sports bra!!

overmydeadbody Tue 11-Nov-14 17:39:04

Well if you have nothing them you need a sports bra.

You can begin to run in normal leggings and a t shirt, but you cn't without a sports bra.

pootlebug Tue 11-Nov-14 17:51:27

Look on ebay for a sports bra - there are bargains to be had if you're lucky on size.

overmydeadbody Tue 11-Nov-14 17:57:56

Sports direct is cheap for karrimor running stuff, or Decathlon is also very cheap!

TK Maxx is another good place to look!

NoPenniesLeftToCount Tue 11-Nov-14 21:09:30

Thank you all. I don't even have an old t-shirt that fits, they are all too small sad which was why I thought Primark might be my only option, but all their 'sports' wear looks a bit 'boil in a bag'.

I'll start with a decent bra if I can find an affordable one that fits (a mission in itself) and cheap as chips leggings/t-shirt. Don't care what I look like, it's going to be dark anyway!

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