Don’t let grey skies dampen your stride. Here at Runnersneed, we know running in the rain can be an invigorating experience. As the grey clouds descend, the heavens open...
and where others seek shelter, drops of water from above help cool your skin, regulate your temperature, and help you cover the distance on the empty tarmac and tracks.
However, when running in the rain, you must ensure you take care of your clothing and kit. Whether you’re trail running, road running, or participating in a big running event, there are many health considerations you need to take into account. For instance, wearing the incorrect kit may make you cold or impair your vision, leading to a drop in your immune system and a loss of sensation in your extremities, particularly during the harsher winter conditions. That’s why here at Runnersneed, we stock the best in specialised waterproof and water-resistant clothing and accessories, fit for keeping up with your runs, whatever the weather. From headlamps and waterproof running shoes to waterproof and water-resistant jackets for fast hiking and running pants and leggings - waterproof clothing offers the highest standard of protection from rain, hail, and snow, an essential go-to in your running wardrobe in the cooler autumn and winter months.
Let’s set the scene. You’re sprinting in January during a thundery hailstorm about to hit 5k when you begin to sweat heavily. You may be well-protected from the gusts of hail swirling towards you in your shell jacket, but there is nowhere for that internal moisture to go - leading you to overheat, getting wet from the inside out. Although a water-resistant outdoor jacket offers protection, the fabric can be tightly wound and offer little stretch or breathability - ideal for a countryside walk, but not for an urban run. Ensure you select a specialised running jacket that allows the fabric to breathe and protect, so you can go the distance knowing that heat and moisture can escape outwards. Explore our running jacket selection for men and women and find the right fit for you, including running coats from top brands, including Adidas, Craft, Inov-8, New Balance, Nike, and Varley among others.