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Layer up like an onion this winter!

Published 10/11/2015 | 02:30

Running in winter? Wrap up warm
Running in winter? Wrap up warm

It's easy to give into the temptation to stay by the fireside during winter instead of going out exercising.

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Good advice is to dress like an onion.

The base layer could be a lightweight top, ideally made from a technical running fabric.

The next layer will depend on the weather. It could be a lightweight fleece or, if it's windy or raining, a light waterproof jacket.

A pair of gloves and a hat or fleece headband are a good idea in cold weather to stop you losing heat from your head and hands.

It's important not to wear clothes that aren't too heavy. If your clothes weigh you down, running for instance will be much harder.

You'll get out of breath quicker.

Stay safe and be seen. If you go running before or after work during the winter, it's likely you'll be running in the dark.

When running after dark, it's essential that you're visible to other people, particularly motorists. Your clothes should be reflective or a bright, light colour.

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