#runthecoast Kit list
This is roughly the list of kit and clothing I will be using for #runthecoast. Some of this will go in my drop bag, and some in my backpack for each day.
- Buff – My Serpentine club one to keep my head warm (or for other purposes!)
- Jacket – I will bring two jackets – a lightweight wind jacket, plus my waterproof Montane Minimus.
- Arm sleeves – these are great. I got them from Decathlon. They allow me to wear t-shirts and to keep my arms warm when it was a little cooler during parts of the day.
- Running tops – don’t be smelly!
- Shorts – my usual ones from more-mile.
- Compression tights – but watch out if it is warm weather – don’t overheat!
- Socks – normal running socks, plus compression socks for overnight.
- Shoes – Road shoes should be fine for most of the route – but bring something with a bit more grip in case the weather is particularly bad and remember we are on Seven Sisters on day 2 (wet chalk is slippy).
- Backpack – A Kalenji Ultra trail bag 12 litres
- Soft flasks – two more mile ones – 300ml each
- Bumbag – for my phone, keys etc.
- Gloves – cheapo ones because I always lose them
- Ibuprofen, paracetamol (absolutely only for emergencies – not recommended!!!)
- Rocktape / KT tape – for repairs/
- Paracord – emergency repairs (for example backpack fixes, snapped laces etc)
- Blister plasters – just in case rock tape isn’t working
- Toilet paper – wrapped in cling film
- Body Glide – to prevent chafing
- Vaseline – as an alternative to Body Glide.
- Wallet and cash – because nothing is free!
- Foam rollers – for the evening
- Information sheet – with all our details on for accommodation and checkpoints
- Photo ID – for our Youth Hostel stays
- Headtorch – LED Lenser H7.2 – I imagine on days we will finish in the dark.
- Navigation – Garmin Etrex 20 – to keep us on track!
- GPS Watch – Garmin Fenix 3 with charger cradle
- iPhone with Racedrone.net app for live tracking
- iPhone charger lead – to keep the battery topped up during the day
- Portable battery charger – Invaluable for things a quick charge during the day
- SJCAM SJ5000WIFI and batteries / charger – to get some video and snaps
- Mobile phone and basic phone – for emergencies
- Spare AA and AAA batteries – for headtorch and etrex
- Garmin wall adapter – overnight charging for my GPS watch.
- Mobile phone charger – do I need to explain?
- Food – Caramel Chews, Cashew nuts, Biltong, Dried Mango
- Drink – Zero electrolyte tablets (coke for the car and also proper food!)