What to wear

I am running in my first half marathon in Edinburgh on 5th April. I would welcome advise on what to wear. Will I be to cold in a sleeveless top?


  • Who knows ...  what do you usually wear?
  • At the moment a long sleeved top but too hot today.
  • it really isnt rocket science and only you know what is best for you

    If you were too hot today, wear less  image
  • Thanks. Guess it is common sense but just want to make sure I get everything right. Have entered 2 previsuos half mathons and never made it to the staritng line due to injury.
  • Surely it depends on the weather on the day of the race?
  • Laurent DLaurent D ✭✭✭
    For racing, wear a vest: You will feel faster.
  • How about a vest top with a lightweight long sleeved one over the top?  You can take this off and tie round your waist when you warm up - I did this on a warm half marathon on Sunday and it was fine, not at all cumbersome.  Edinburgh tends to be a bit windy and chilly! Good luck
  • In a race that isn't too cold I would go for a vest, I don't wear a vest at any other time but racing and it makes me feel faster and my arms move easier


  • Thanks for the advice everyone. Will take a number of options and decide on day.
  • All winter  i have been wearing baselayer,tights etc but last Saturday it was warm enough to go out in my vest and shorts and man did it feel good! On race day it has to be vest and shorts
  • Unless it's freezing, short sleeve top, you'll be too warm after a mile or two. First run of the year in shorts and t-shirt at the weekend. Lovely. Freezing again this weekend probably.
  • Never get cold legs - so I keep with shorts all year round. No idea how people race in jackets and tights.
  • A personal decision, but I always wear a vest and shorts for races, regardless of the weather. Well, I have occasionally worn a short-sleeved tee, but would never wear a jacket or leggings, or even long sleeved shirt. It's true that in the first mile of a race I sometimes envy people wearing jackets, but once into the second mile, when they are starting to take things off and look very uncomfortable, I know I've made the right decision.
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