It was during another burst of glorious weather last week that Reina Alston at Brooks Running called Running Guide Towers: "Please tell visitors to scottishrunningguide.com that a key component to enjoyable summer running is comfortable clothing. Here at Brooks we have a range of superb summer apparel and I'd like to highlight a few products that will keep runners cool and relaxed as the sun shines and the temperatures climb.
"For women, our D'lite range is .... well, delightful! The Brooks Racerback tops look as good as they perform and they're available in gorgeous colours too. But my favourite is the D'lite Reversible short sleeve; this light and layered mesh top will keep you cool on the run and beyond. The beat-the-heat fabric brings a fresh take on the tee with a more opaque layered body and translucent sleeves. (Priced at £30.00)
"To match choose the lightest short in our line, the D'lite Racer 2½"; this short delivers amazing function with very few materials. Stash Loops hold your gels without added bulk and a tacked side split keeps it breezy. (£30.00).
"Finally, if the summer weather cools or for post-run comfort, consider our Essential Run LS ½ Zip II. This running shirt is extremely soft, has a great fit and feel and is available in pretty colourways. Side pockets provide the necessary storage space. 360 degree safety from 3M Scotchlite reflectors top this style off. (£40.00)"
Reina continued: "I'm not forgetting about the boys. Summer is the perfect time for the Pro Train SS. This running shirt comes with a built-in +40 UV-protection. The inserted X-Static threads are antimicrobial and prevent unpleasant odours. This running shirt has a stunning fit and feel. For smooth running on mild days. (£35.00)
"To complement the Pro Train I suggest the Rogue Runner III. With this short every runner can reach peak performance. It is made from extremely breathable and moisture wicking stretch polyester. An inner seam of 22 cm makes it just the right training utensil for runners who like a little extra leg length. Works for any distance, whether it is a short fun run or a half marathon. (£30.00)
"Final mention is for the Tienken II Jacket. This stylish, knit track jacket features nice, clean lines and sharp colour combos. Wear it anywhere you want to sport a winning look.(£50.00)"
Main photo shows Running Guide staffer Neil in the EZ T III Retro Brooks.