Written by Rundies co-founder: Jessica Trengove (Olympic Marathon Runner)
The Rundies seed was planted in early 2015. My preparation for the Melbourne Marathon was underway and I was contemplating what to do about my much-loved running underwear that were holding on by a thread after a very impressive innings. These trusty favourites had been purchased three years earlier on a trip to California for the iconic Stanford Invitational Track Meet. What I loved about these underwear were first and foremost their softness and comfort. They were incredibly durable and barely showed a panty-line. Having searched without success for something that catered for a runner's needs as well as these had, the idea of designing a range became the obvious solution.
Dylan Stenson (previous soccer enthusiast who now burns it up on the running track), Jack Trengove (AFL player & general sports nut) and I started immediately throwing ideas around. We recognised an opportunity in the market for quality and easy-to-access underwear that are specifically designed for sportspeople.
The result - Rundies. We hope you love these sporting underwear as much as we do!
Thank you to everyone who has made this dream of ours possible - in particular Anna from O2 wear for her sound advice, Running Mums Australia for their input and finally our own families, friends and training squads (Team Tempo and Team Daly). We are very grateful for all of your support!!!