Hazel’s tip on sleeves made me think about running gloves – I find mine really useful and retired Leader Martin Wilkinson agrees.
These delightful numbers only cost me £5 in the Sutton Runner bargain basket but I’ve worn them a lot! As so much heat is lost through your extremities I find putting on a pair of gloves is a bit like wearing an extra layer. Unlike an extra layer, however, if halfway into the run you are too hot then you can just whip them off and tuck them up your sleeves / down your leggings and carry on. No need to break your stride.
Martin says he recommends 2 pairs of thin gloves or a thin liner in your running glove. The layer of air provides extra warmth but can be removed as you heat up. Cheap Decathlon gloves are very good as liners so you can have spares. This is a good idea as running gloves are always getting lost!