t-5b #runthecoast 2016 Kit list


#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!)






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