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Opening disclaimer - - - I work in an indie running store (but i'm not going to advertise it)
I've just taken part in a rather large 1/2 marathon at the weekend. While milling around at the start I have a bad habit of looking at peoples shoes, how the walk / warm up and what kit they wear.
Now seeing the amount of info that is in the likes of RW, RF and online advice sites, why are so many people not taking notice about correct shoes, decent socks, avoid cotton t shits etc.
Many (and I mean lots) of the runners weren't wearing shoes designed for running. A good number were not in correct shoes for thier running action; and the amount of cotton t shirts was amazing.
Now I know I have an interest in getting people into quality kit, but I don't expect everyone to spend a small fortune either. It just seems slightly barmy that this advice is all around, but again a good proportion of that race didn't pay attention. We are not talking a small town fun run here, but a 1/2 marathon !
any ideas why ? (sorry for the bizzarre rant)