It might be the last thing in the world that you want to think about when you’re considering a 10k run, but believe us when we say that accessorising your outfit is a tried and tested method of distraction. Badges and safety pins might be a definite no-no, but you can easily fashion up your running t-shirt with some stick on embellishment or iron-on graphics (you can customise your own if you’re really brave). It’ll help encourage people to shout out messages of support from the sidelines too if you have a message written on your tee.
Alternatively, notch up your style points by rolling up the hems of your running shorts or joggers for instant cool; think less layering more customising. Cotton wristbands can easily be dyed to fit into whatever colour palette you’re working with for your marathon ensemble, as can headbands, socks and (well, if you’re really into colour blocking) trainers. Oh, and don’t forget about your iPods either; with a plethora of product accessories out there on the market at the moment, there really is not excuse when it comes to your 10k accessories!
- Katie Jackson