The essentials: Part 1

In my quest for running outfits that don't make you a) so uncomfortable you want to cry, or b) so unattractive you want to cry, I've scoured a fair few clothing rails. 

Through trial and error I quickly learnt that core kit is the most fundamental, and so I thought I'd share the pieces I've found to be the best.

As all the ladies know - a good bra is elementary, especially when you're running long distances.  Below is my selection of different styles and supports, depending on desire.

Name: Nike legacy Ventilation V-Back Women's Sports Bra
Description: A crop top rather than a running bra. Best worn over a sports bra for maximum running comfort
Price: £18.00
Available from: Nike 
Name: Adidas by Stella McCartney Seamless Bra
Description: Non restrictive and comfortable, I'd use this as a crop top over my usual sports bra
Price: £45.00
Available from: Sweaty Betty
Name: Nike Swift U-Back Women's Running Bra
Description: Moulded cups and velcro fasten straps offer maximum support
Price: £30.00
Available from: Nike 
Name: Triumph Xtreme Non Wired Sports Bra
Description: Moulded cups and gel filled straps make it comfortable to wear
Price: £28.50
Available from: Triumph
Name: Royce S826 - Impact Free
Description: Padded straps and high neckline add comfort. The bra is available up to a K cup
Price: £30.00
Available from: Royce Lingerie
Name: Shock Absorber Run B5044 Sports Bra
Description: Two back fastenings allow for extra support, and wide straps add comfort

Price: £37.00
Available from: Fig Leaves

Name: Shock Absorber B4490 Max Sports Bra Top
Description: Crop top design but with high level support
Price: £30.00
Available from: Fig Leaves

Model: Gemma Sanderson at Storm
Photos: Steven Farmer
Hair & Make-up: Laura Shephard