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Knee Protection

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  • #28089

    Rob Zacal
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    Hi

    I have done Rat Race Dirty Weekend for the past two years and did the Cornish Cider Run in July.

    I have found the events great fun but painful on my knees. I have always worn shorts so was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to look after the knees better?

    Also I wondered if anyone has used knee pads and if so were they good?

    Also does anyone know of any running leggings with built in knee protection?

    Many thanks in advance

    #28135

    Alan Viveash
    Participant

    XTG knee guards are the only thing I’ve ever found that do the job without feeling like you’re running wearing pipe lagging. Sadly, I have no idea where to get them. I got mine before ObstacleKit became Brocket Gear and they don’t stock them anymore.

    #28173

    JaelBreak
    Participant

    Well darn, I was about to recommend Anarchy knee gaskets but it looks like they might be out of stock everywhere. Shame, they’ve held up through several runs and I put them through hell playing roller derby before that (but then I’m used to wearing massively bulky knee pads). I would say though that IME any knee pad with any kind of gap in the back is really uncomfortable on bare skin – tends to pinch and catch bits. I only ever wear them over leggings.

    Autumn Wolf I could only find one of my Anarchies so I bought a cheap No Fear pad set from Sports Direct, ripped the plastic caps off the knee pads, and just strapped on the padding for a bit of extra protection. Seemed to hold up okay.

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