CONTRA was created by parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt because he saw the need for a sportswear brand that embraced inclusivity and fairness, a brand designed to do away with discomfort by offering high-quality kit in ten different sizes and fits.
Our CONTRA ambassadors have been road, trail and treadmill-testing our clothing range and here’s what one of them, Dawn Nisbet, had to say:
“Running in CONTRA kit frees my mind. I’m a size 18 but when I’m running in CONTRA I don’t worry about what I’m wearing; I’m no longer thinking about feeling uncomfortable, or self-conscious.
I’m not pulling my top or t-shirt down, or hiking my running leggings up in a bid to cover bits of my body and that’s because CONTRA kit fits me and my shape.
Feeling comfortable and confident allows me up to focus on my surroundings; on where I’m running and who I’m running with. It’s truly liberating!
What’s more, whilst I get so much pleasure from running I don’t want my enjoyment to be at the expense of someone else’s well-being; knowing that the staff who made my kit are paid a fair wage and that all the profits go back to parkrun makes me feel even better.”
Check out the range here and join the movement.
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