Advanced Lidl Offer - Running Equipment (various prices - instore only) from 06/07/2009 - HotUKDeals
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I've just started running recently, and buying the right gear can be expensive. Apart from the trainers (I'm not a snob, but I think the correct fitting running trainers are essential), the rest of the things that will be available from Lidl stores seem reasonable, including the HRM.

I know that I will be getting a few insoles (£1.29) and a few bits and bobs there. I know that there may be some snobs out there who prefer branded goods, but personally as I will be running too fast for people to see what brand I'm wearing, I don't give two hoots!! :)
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#1
I have loads of Lidl and Aldi running kit. Much better than running in cotton t-shirts as so many people do.
Shame they've got no running vests, they're way better for this current weather. I was well toasty running last night.
#2
Cheers for this, will keep and eye out. I picked up a white sports top from Peacocks recently and it's great. If you've got one near, TK Maxx often have decent running trainers for around 20 squid.
#3
"I know that there may be some snobs out there who prefer branded goods, but personally as I will be running too fast for people to see what brand I'm wearing, I don't give two hoots!! :)"

But surely branded goods make you the better runner/athlete?
#4
I agree about the trainers. I ran the London marathon in 'sale branded trainers' and i'm still waiting for 3 of my toe nails to grow back, not to mention the pain from itb. Since then i have been fitted for proper trainers and it's not just talk, it has made a major difference.
Great find for cheap clothing though. Heat added
#5
I agree. Proper trainers are essential. I assume you are running to improve your health and fitness, but with the wrong trainers you will increase your chances of injury and long term damage to your joints, especially if you are running on a hard surface (concrete, tarmac,etc). Also, the right trainers will feel great and make the whole experience more enjoyable.
Good luck with it. :thumbsup:
#6
I recall reading some research in Runners World a year or so ago. I can't find the exact info, but running on hard surfaces causing more injuries is a very widely held myth. It's a cause of much debate between the coaches at my running club. Too many people are put off the idea of running because of everyone telling them they'll knacker their knees or whatever if they run on roads or pavements or whatever.

Anyway, to quote an alternative source. "Do hard surfaces cause more injuries?
Some other myths are equally indestructible. For example, a common belief is that running on very hard surfaces (like concrete, cold Tarmac, terrazzo, etc) creates a higher risk of injury, compared to running on relatively soft terrain. Scientific research actually provides little support for this view (Feehery, RV Jr, 'The Bio-mechanics of Running on Different Surfaces,' Clin Podiatr Med Surg, Vol. 3(4), pp. 649-659, October 1986). In fact, the ground-reaction forces at the foot and the shock transmitted through the body all the way up to the head when running on different surfaces varies very little as one moves from very soft to very hard surfaces."
#7
Heat and rep for this - started going to the gym to get a quicker heart attack and this kit was loads better than the usual white t-shirt and swimming shorts I usually wear. Got the shirt, shorts and insoles, and now resemble Mr Blobby crossed with Mr Motivator. Mr Blobbivator?

Anyways, any recommendations on shoes/trainers and where to buy them? Currently using old trainer things with the insoles in them.
#8
bishibashi
Heat and rep for this - started going to the gym to get a quicker heart attack and this kit was loads better than the usual white t-shirt and swimming shorts I usually wear. Got the shirt, shorts and insoles, and now resemble Mr Blobby crossed with Mr Motivator. Mr Blobbivator?

Anyways, any recommendations on shoes/trainers and where to buy them? Currently using old trainer things with the insoles in them.


It's best to go to a specialist running shop and see what sort of running style suits you (overpronate, underpronate or neutral). The trainers there may be more expensive as they tend to be small indpendent stores. What I do (probably not ethical, but the cheaper option!) is to find out what shoes to recommend, then look at Pro Direct Running and Sweatshop.co.uk. There are probably more stores, but I've ordered from both these stores, and the service has been great.
#9
Angry Bear
It's best to go to a specialist running shop and see what sort of running style suits you (overpronate, underpronate or neutral). The trainers there may be more expensive as they tend to be small indpendent stores. What I do (probably not ethical, but the cheaper option!) is to find out what shoes to recommend, then look at Pro Direct Running and Sweatshop.co.uk. There are probably more stores, but I've ordered from both these stores, and the service has been great.


That's a great help - thanks very much :thumbsup:

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