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Gloves for a beginner

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Jan 2017
2:20pm, 20 Jan 2017
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I have a pair of lightweight Ron Hill gloves. I find that I only need them for the start of a run and take them off after a few miles. However, having warm hands is sometimes all you need to keep you warm enough when you first go out, better than a second layer when the temperature is at that inbetween level.
Jan 2017
4:01pm, 20 Jan 2017
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Thank you all. I'll save my pennies for now and find something at home.
Jan 2017
5:58pm, 20 Jan 2017
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I tend to buy the cheap ones from Sports Direct or Aldi/Lidl when they do running stuff. Mainly because practically as soon as I get them I lose them or at least I lose one of them. If I don't lose them then they don't last a terribly long time before getting holes etc but I've usually lost one/both long before that stage anyway.
Jan 2017
6:11pm, 20 Jan 2017
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Dangerous territory! I have about a million pairs of gloves to wear while doing sports, and about the same number of odd single gloves.
Jan 2017
8:17pm, 20 Jan 2017
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I picked up some cheap Nike running gloves from TKMaxx when I started running. I still wear them and they've been quite adequate as like Dio says, after a mile or two they usually have to come off unless it's a really cold and-or wet.
Jan 2017
8:28pm, 20 Jan 2017
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Cheap thin ron hill ones work well pretty much all the time here. If it's properly snowing out i run in my windproof walking gloves.

Ordinary gloves are ok. If you and up doing a parkrun in your mother in law's woolly gloves cos they were in your car make sure you wash any snot wipeage off before you return them. Not that i have had to do that or anything........

*whistles innocently*
Jan 2017
9:48pm, 20 Jan 2017
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I'm glad you mentioned snot first lf. I hadn't wanted to disclose my real reason for buying the cheap aldi/lidl ones but my need to buy handkerchiefs has gone down in about the same proportion to my cheap gloves purchase increase. I couldn't possibly say whether the two are connected ;-)
Jan 2017
9:58pm, 20 Jan 2017
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I go for a handful of £1 'magic gloves' off the market at the start of each winter and rotate them til they wear out!
Carry a spare pair if the weather is really wet, dry gloves are a delight.

I also have some thinsulate fleece ones for when it's really cold, but i have only ever worn them once while running.
Jan 2017
10:02pm, 20 Jan 2017
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I buy the kids gloves from M&S - stretchy and just warm enough whilst maintaining dexterity and cheap
Jan 2017
10:43pm, 20 Jan 2017
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Surrey Phil
I have a pair of Ron Hill gloves which I wear when it drops a bit too close to zero degrees. Not the best, but better than nothing and enduring pain as soon as you walk through the front door after a cold run.

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