The Guardian

By Bill Byrne. Posted: July 01, 2015

The best summer running kit for women


Worthy of their own little section is this kit from new brand Iffley Road. Combining a heritage look and feel (hence the name – the Iffley Road track in Oxford being, of course, the place where Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile) with modern technical fabrics and design, these T-shirts and shorts are top notch. The T-shirt (£60, from is made of a breathable material that feels like a super-lightweight merino. It has a great cut with slightly longer sleeves than normal, and a clever little zipped pocket sort of tucked into the seam – virtually invisible but handy for a key, a tissue or a small MP3 player. The shorts (£60, from have two little front pockets – deep enough for secure storage of a key again, though they don't have zips – and are a pleasingly low-key design. What's particularly nice about the brand is the muted, retro colours. One to watch as more gear is released in the future.

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