Why can’t you buy running briefs anymore?
A friend of mine posted a very interesting question on Facebook this week. He was going away for three nights and thus wanted to know that all important question – how many pairs of pants should he pack?
There are a couple of answers here which you can select as appropriate:
5. 1 (the Helen Mirren – don’t worry I’ll explain later)
Or to explain in more detail
3 – keeps you covered
4 – gives you a ‘plus one’ option
6 – is a twice a day change, like an evening wear option, so to speak
8 – is the same as four but you double your money, just in case
1 – is the Helen Mirren option (apparently, she never takes luggage when she travels but buys her clothes from charity shops when she gets there – I read that in a newspaper interview once, so it must be correct).
0 – the Pointless answer
But it got me thinking about a burning question of mine – why can’t you buy running briefs anymore?
Only Pete at the Runners Centre in Nelson Street ever seemed to sell running briefs
Back when I started running I went to the Runners Centre in Nelson Street, that was Pete’s old place and not only could I get my lycra shorts and leggings but yes you could get some Brooks (at least I think they were) running briefs.
But now, oh no – they don’t do them anymore – try as you might you can’t get them. Is it because Mamils are now extinct, or what? I think we should be told.
I went into Sportslink the other week when I bought my running shoes and nope they don’t do them.
“You could wear a pair of shorts over your leggings,” the assistant offered.
And this week I was in Pilch buying a running hat and asked the same question. In fact I always ask, just in case even though I know no-one does them anymore, by which I mean Sportslink and Pilch don’t sell them and I can’t find them online.
“I just wear my boxers underneath,” the sales guy told me. Huh, I thought, ick away the sweat, then? I think not!
In desperation, I asked my wife a few months ago and she found something similar looking on the M&S website.
But running briefs they were not.
And so I have to eke out the Brookes ones for now, knowing that they will soon simply fray away
But really, come on!?
Is it really just me – are we saying there is a global demand of just one for this type of product?
Is there an enterprising clothing firm out there who makes them..?
I need to know – I only have two pairs and I’m getting too close to the Pointless answer..