A Short Story about Long Sleeved Tops

I may be Irish, but I’m not at all a fan of the Irish weather.

My favourite Craft Top that got me through the Stone Cross-Lug Relay. Photo courtesy of Mick Hanney.
My favourite Craft Top that got me through the Stone Cross-Lug Relay. Photo courtesy of Mick Hanney.

In fact, if you want me to be going anywhere near any of Ireland’s cold and wet mountains, I need to be fully dressed, preferably lathered in a long-sleeved top. As a result, I’ve gone through my fair share of running tops, everything from Helly Hansen to Craft, from Salomon to Patagonia. Here’s a comparison of what’s out there for ensuring maximum coverage of body, neck and arms. I guarantee the cold and wet will never catch you in these!

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2 thoughts on “A Short Story about Long Sleeved Tops

  1. Thanks for the tip… I am lucky I started running and found that living in Israel we have next to perfect “running weather” all year round…
    But still going out at 4:00am in winter I have to wear several layers.

    We have much smaller hills here (upto 500m around home). I’ve signed up for Jungfrau marathon (05 Sept) and suddenly thought that besides training for the uphill run (I am a rather weak uphill runner), I have to think about the weather at the altitude 2200m…

    Tatiana

    1. Hi Tatiana, Good on you for signing up for the Jungfrau Marathon. A group of Irish runners went to it in 2007 because it was also the World Long-Distance Championships (WMRA). They said it was a great race, really well organised: http://www.imra.ie/forum/topic/id/541/

      Good luck with your training, and hope you enjoy the proper big mountains looming over 500 metres!

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