The ultimate kit guide for an OCR event

As a teenager, I was in the scouts. Our motto “be prepared” has never been as relevant to me as it is in OCR.

I’m always prepared for whatever the weather, so I tend to carry 3 variations of kit with me at every race, hence the massive hold-all!

Warm kit

  • Pride Tech tee
  • Pride wrag (worn on neck until hot then on head)
  • Compression arm sleeves
  • Nike pro combat comp shorts
  • Nike light football shorts
  • Compression calf guards
  • Darn tough endurance socks
  • Inov8 200 x-talons

Cool kit

  • Pride tech tee
  • 2xu long sleeve comp tee
  • Subsports compression tights
  • Nike light football shorts
  • Compression calf guards
  • Darn tough endurance socks
  • Inov8 200 or inov8 225 x-talons
  • Pride wrag (worn on neck until hot then on head)
  • Gav Ripton 3

Cold kit

  • Pride tech tee
  • Compression arm sleeves
  • Subsports compression tights
  • Nike light football shorts
  • Compression calf guards
  • Darn tough endurance socks
  • TWF neoprene socks (remove inner soles for them to fit)
  • Quicksilver 2.5mm neoprene rash vest
  • Unbranded 2.5mm neoprene hat
  • TWF neoprene gloves
  • Inov8 225 x-talons
  • Pride wrag (worn on neck)

Every race

  • Garmin Vivoactive HR watch
  • Personalised camo dry robe
  • Deodorant
  • Empty bin bags for wet clothes
  • Big body wipes
  • Army surplus microfibre towel
  • More Mile compression socks
  • Clean underwear
  • Clean t-shirt
  • Jogging bottoms
  • Hoodie
  • Some form of hat
  • Food for after (preferably chia charge)