Kit Recommendations

Here you’ll find my personal recommendations for clothes, shoes and accessories.

I’ve used all of the kit that you see in the following sections and would recommend them strongly to anyone.

However, as with anything in the running and triathlon world, there is never a one-size-fits-all approach.

What works for me might not work for you.

And the best advice is to keep testing different things in training until you find the perfect kit for you.


Saucony Kinvara

The Saucony Kinvara is a minimalist, lightweight running shoe that is great for every day training.

I use them for my daily runs on roads and easy trails.

I love these shoes so much that I’ve had more than 10 pairs over the past 3 – 5 years!

I currently have 7 pairs that I rotate regularly.


Nike Zoom Streak LT

The Nike Zoom Streak shoes are super light weight that I use these for racing up to the marathon distance.

If you’re a semi-serious runner then you should probably look at buying a pair of racing shoes.

You really will notice the difference in weight versus your everyday training shoes.


Saucony Peregrine

The Saucony Peregrine's are shoes that I use for some of the tougher trails.

They feel very similar to the Saucony Kinvara, which I talk about above.

Except they’ve got much better grip which will get you through the tough terrain you come across in some ultra races.


The Inov-8 Roclite's were the shoes which got me through multiple days in the Sahara desert as part of the Marathon des Sables.

They tackled huge sand dunes, rocky mountains and the occasional stream.

If you plan on doing a similar challenge like the MdS, then these shoes are a great option.


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