The Summer Holiday Running Kit Guide

By Iffley Road. Posted: June 26, 2017

You're all packed for your Summer holiday but have you remembered your running kit?  There's nothing more frustrating when you're away from home than not being able to run.

Don’t miss out on a run during your hols

While you may have vowed to yourself and your family that you're going to take a break from running, once you see that beautiful beach or cliff tops, you’ll want to go exploring.

So even if you’re not planning to run as much as you do at home, it’s worth throwing a few pieces of running kit into your luggage. If you're like us and never check in luggage, you may be space constrained. 

So which pieces of running kit do we recommend as holiday essentials?

All our kit double up as daywear and launders by hand easily

Iffley Road kit makes for an ideal travel companion because it doubles up as daywear and launders very easily – as we explain below.

Shorts that double up for running and daywear

We recommend either either our Hampton or Trent shorts.  These are our longest shorts and therefore double up very well as shorts for running and for day wear.

Both styles have a unique flat-fronted design, an elasticated rear and internal draw cord. They are made from a beautiful, high-performance Italian fabric with a soft, highly breathable mesh fabric lining.  

Hampton has two traditional side pocket as does Trent, which also has a back pocket and a secure inner change pocket.

You will find that if rinse these shorts out and hang them out carefully, they will dry quickly and not require any ironing.  For this reason they are ideal travel companions.

Summer Holiday Running Kit Guide

Half zipped tees for running which look equally elegant by the bar

While all Iffley Road tees are intended to be suitable for both running and daywear, we consider Sidmouth to be possibly our most elegant running tee.  The zipped neck also makes it suitable for warm weather because it offers greater temperature control, and the collar keeps the sun off the back of your neck.

Their cut is slim and stylish, with our trademark longer sleeves and an almost invisible in-seam pocket for your credit card or room key.

Made from our bespoke drirelease fabric, the half-zip offers enhanced temperature control. It’s available in nine plain colours and two striped versions.

half zip running top

Long Sleeved Tees for cooler evenings or taking to the seas

If evenings get a little cooler or you're planning to take to the seas, we recommend our new long sleeved Hove tees.  They are made from the same bespoke drirelease piqué that we use for all our short sleeved tops.

Both Sidmouth and Hove tees can washed by hand extremely easily.  Just rinse them out overnight and – if hung up on a hanger – they will dry very quickly and look like new. No ironing  required!

Hove Long Sleeved Running T-Shirt

On a beach you can always ditch the trainers

Don’t forget your trainers, although a beach holiday can also provide a perfect opportunity for some barefoot running.  This is really one of the best ways of paying attention to what your feet are really doing and helps focus on your running style.

Indeed why not go the whole hog and ditch the watch too.  One of the great pleasures about running on holiday is a change of mind-set when you can just run purely for pleasure and simply enjoy the surroundings.  Happy holiday running!


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