Running Japan: Kit list for a 2,000 mile run
Why run across a country with a support team when you can do it solo with 13kgs on your back?...
In truth I don’t know exactly what all this weighs, and nor do I want to. I take solace in the knowledge that when warmer weather comes to Hokkaido, (the north island I begin my run on), I will be able to lose a significant chuck of this gear e.g. thermals, down jacket, extra layers, bivvy and hoodie. The majority of this gear I had already accumulated over the past couple of years and have been using throughout my cycling and running challenges for the past year.
For now I am carrying too much. But it means that I will be positively flying through Japan when they load is lightened!
Below is the full kit list and a video explaning it all. Cheers!
Various sizes of dry bags
Underarmour long sleeved base
Craft running tights
Kalenji compression shorts
On Cloud Waterproof running shoes
On running socks
Craft long sleeved running top
Kalenji sports underwear
Nike waterproof wind breaker
Quechua zip-off trousers
Lululemon long sleeved top
Nike running hoodie
Montbell thermal socks
Thermal base layer set
Tresspass down jacket
Berghaus neck warmer
Thermal gloves and liners
Sony Alpha a7riii + ZEISS 35mm lens
GoPro hero session 5 + gimbal
Anker battery pack
Jabra elite 65tBluetooth headphones
Black diamond head torch
Decathlon Hiking poles
Decathlon 15*C sleeping bag
Wallet, tennis ball, mascot, utensils, flash cards with basic Japanese + translated letter of expedition explanation aka the ‘magic letter’ (I got this idea from Al Humphreys!)
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