The Wild Rambler

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Category: Running

Review: Buff Headwear for cool-weather trail running

Close up of girl wearing blue Merino wool Buff as a neckwarmer

Confession: for an outdoorsy person, I can be pretty lazy. I’m particularly bad in winter, when the freezing winds and incessant rain make it all too easy to find excuses not to go outside. All of which is a roundabout attempt to justify the fact that I haven’t been for a run since September.

Fortunately the lovely team at Kitshack recently gave me the opportunity to test out a Buff, which was the prod I needed to hit the trail again and see if this might finally crack my reluctance to run in anything less than 20 degree sunshine.

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#thisgirlcan – and so can you.

I’ve just been for a run and now I feel EPIC. Yes, even more epic than if I had saved money on my car insurance.

I should probably confess that I haven’t been running much over winter, but I was inspired to go today when I watched the video for Sport England’s new #thisgirlcan campaign. The basic aim of this is to encourage women – no matter what age, size, profession etc – to get out and get active. And it is awesome.

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