I’m not going to shy away from it here on the Right Fits as unfortunately, it’s common issue for runners. I did this post with tips for dealing with chafing and I definitely struggle with it.
It does seem that most runners experience chafing issues more often in the hot summer months, but it can happen at any temperature. I still deal with it even on cold days as well. Since returning to Minnesota mid-January, I have had several cold long runs when training for the Tokyo marathon. And since it’s cold, I often forget about using anti-chafing measures….not good! Let’s just say I learned my lesson.
I was pretty excited to recieve a sample of goodsport to try. Goodsport is different than other anti-chafing gels I have used as it is antiseptic and totally natural. There is no petroleum in goodsport.
The ingredient list is short and simple: manuka oil, beeswax, and lanolin. Just three things.
What is manuka? It’s a flowering plant known for its anti-bacterial properties.
I’ll be 100% honest that I still had a tiny bit of chafing under my bra (in the usual spot) but it was significantly less than I have had lately on my long runs. The goodsport was still there when I went to take a shower; it actually stayed on for the whole 3 hours of running. I actually had to wash it off- it hadn’t worn off during the run! That’s impressive staying power.
It costs 25 New Zealand dollars (about $18), which is a little more than other anti-chafing creams, but a little bit goes a LONG way. I think the container above will last me for quite some time.
It’s thicker than other anti-chafing gels and has a bit of a medicinal smell, but so far, I think I like it.
I’m going to use it for the next two weeks leading up to Tokyo to ensure it works for me.
Most likely, goodsport will be coming with me to Japan!
Have you tried goodsport? Or do you prefer to stick with a petroleum based anti-chafing gel?