I hate that my kit can sometimes smell as if I’ve not bothered to wash it after a run, so I investigated some options.
Throw everything away and start afresh (literally), buying a new outfit for every run.
Throw everything away and start afresh, washing kit immediately after a run.
Go through all my kit, sorting out the smelliest and search the internet for a solution.
As much as options 1 and 2 are appealing to me, my semi-silent coach hid the credit card when I mentioned them. So I was left with option 3.
The most frequently punted idea was to soak the offending items in a mixture of vinegar and bicarbonate of soda, a good old fashioned idea. I didn’t know how much of each so I resorted to trying 1 tablespoon of soda and a capful of vinegar to a basin of water. I soaked my kit for an hour before putting it in a normal hour-long wash in the machine.
The result? Well I appear to have a load of gloriously smelling kit, which is presently tumbling dry (I apologise for not being environmentally friendly and hanging these on the line. I live in Scotland. It rained.)
I’d be glad to hear from anyone who has another method that works!