I’m great at finding excuses to avoid going out on a run… ‘It’s cold, it’s raining, it’s too hot, it’s too late’. No more excuses to get out into the winter air and start running.

Today as a fog descended on London I decided there is not time like the present, which is ironic as I wasn’t sure what the actual time was (the clocks went back last night…or was it forward, yes it was back) to get out and pound some pavement on my first run of the winter.

It wasn’t easy and having an extended break from running definitely showed.

Luckily it was fairly mild out there though but in preparation for some chilly mornings ahead here are five running jackets that will make me want to get out into the elements and also avoid getting ill.

Asics – Fujitrail Packable jacket – £70 – Buy Here


Adidas – Climaheat Jacket – £140 – Buy Here


Nike – Aeroloft Running Gilet – £125 – Buy Here


Under Armour – Storm Swacket – £90- Buy Here


Canterbury – Vaposhield Lightweight Jacket – £50 – Buy Here