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Old 14th Jan 11, 06:11 PM
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Union flag running vest?

Running Stockholm marathon in May and as i'm representing my nation I would like to run in either a Union flag or St Georges flag running vest, though i'm having trouble finding one. Does anybody know any respectable manufacturers that sell one? I wonder why they aren't readily available to be honest. You'd think you'd be able to buy the Olympic or Commonwealth kit.
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Old 14th Jan 11, 08:09 PM
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I'm sure I've seen vests for all the home nations advertised in Runners World. Surprised you're having difficulty finding one.
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Old 14th Jan 11, 08:14 PM
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A quick search on eBay provides these:

Union Jack - 23 or best offer: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Union-Jack-Men...#ht_1378wt_905

Union Jack vest - 7.99 Buy It Now(although the flag isn't accurate): http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-ATHLETIKA-UK-FLAG-VEST-RED-WHITE-BLUE-XX-LARGE-/250752187338?pt=UK_Sporting_Goods_Sports_Clothing_ LE&hash=item3a61febbca#ht_1254wt_905
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St George cross vest by Viga - 11.99: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VIGA-RUNNING-V...#ht_500wt_1156
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Old 14th Jan 11, 08:57 PM
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See they're all shit designs and manufacturers. Can't you get an Adidas, Puma, Nike, Mizuno one etc, like the guys in the Olympics would be wearing?
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Old 14th Jan 11, 09:03 PM
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See they're all shit designs and manufacturers. Can't you get an Adidas, Puma, Nike, Mizuno one etc, like the guys in the Olympics would be wearing?
Ellis, come on
What's the problem with the brand?

Ellis Rimmer by Versace!?

If the material isn't kind on the skin wear a t-shirt underneath. If you really want to wear a singlet that's meaningful for you it's better to wear a rubbish one than nothing at all.
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Adidas - Union Jack Flag. (from a range of Team GB kit )
http://www.kitbag.com/stores/kitbag/...rtal=shopzilla
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Old 14th Jan 11, 09:43 PM
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Ellis, come on
What's the problem with the brand?

Ellis Rimmer by Versace!?

If the material isn't kind on the skin wear a t-shirt underneath. If you really want to wear a singlet that's meaningful for you it's better to wear a rubbish one than nothing at all.
Fulmar I just want a reputable brand wear I can trust the fabrics and look good, i'm a patriotic guy so I don't want to wear a vest that has made a rubbish design out of my countries flag, which is insulting to me, my land and my Queen!
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Old 14th Jan 11, 10:22 PM
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I can understand the brand thing. I have cheap clothes I wouldn't wear for a race, especially a long one as the fit isn't so good and the seams would chaff on a long run.

You get what you pay for in general.
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Old 14th Jan 11, 10:34 PM
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Fulmar I just want a reputable brand wear I can trust the fabrics and look good, i'm a patriotic guy so I don't want to wear a vest that has made a rubbish design out of my countries flag, which is insulting to me, my land and my Queen!
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I mean its not like adidas use sweat shops in china or India, do they?

Good old English flag on good old English cotton...


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See they're all shit designs and manufacturers. Can't you get an Adidas, Puma, Nike, Mizuno one etc, like the guys in the Olympics would be wearing?
Viga aren't a crap manufacturer! and no... you have to earn proper national shirts!
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Old 15th Jan 11, 11:54 PM
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Quite a few of the guys and girls from my club have union jack shorts or bottoms and wear club colours on top. Can't really help you though, sorry.
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Old 16th Jan 11, 12:29 PM
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Viga aren't a crap manufacturer! and no... you have to earn proper national shirts!
Well said Richard! Have been using Viga gear for years


Ellis - By the way I have a used Olympic vest if you're interested - trouble is it's a German one!
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Old 16th Jan 11, 03:27 PM
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A German vest won't be any good. But, a Union Flag vest, by a German manufacturer is.
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