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    Default Recommend me a jogging pram?

    Hi everyone,

    As the title says I am thinking of purchasing a pram specifically for running, any recommendations? We are on a budget but I am happy to look at second hand prams to get a good one

    Thanks in advance!

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    I just have an older version phil & teds sport that I bought second hand off eBay. It does the job for me but other than attempting to jog with my old strider plus I don't have anything to compare it to.

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    Yup have a phil and teds dash here. It's strictly for walking and running. Dh doesn't like it but I do, I got it second hand for $200 but seriously it was almost never used came with both seats also. I have used some extreme running prams (the ones with the bicycle tyres) and can thoroughly recommend them but they are SO up there with price. Very $$$$$$

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    I have a mountain buggy terrain, which is specifically made for running and I love it. It's a no-frills pram, but is very sturdy, has great suspension and is really comfortable to run with and was very reasonably priced (I was comparing it to a baby jogger summit and I found the mb to be much better built and much cheaper).

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    I had a mountain buggy, it was brilliant!
    I sold it recently, in perfect condition, for $120, so you should be able to get one cheaply if you look around.

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    I just brought mountain buggy swift excellent almost new condition with a stack of extras for $200, can't wait to use it

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    Thanks so much everyone, very helpful responses! I'm off to trawl gumtree and eBay

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    I've had so many different prams over 15 years and four kids (I used to have a bit of a pram fetish), and in 3 wheelers I've had a Valco, Roger Armstrong w/16 inch wheels, Phil'n'Teds, Mountain Buggy (both Urban and Terrain in older models), Instep 16 inch and Baby Jogger 20 inch wheels. I still have the MB Urban which Im using while DS is little, and the BJ 20 inch.

    Ok, firstly how old is your DS? What sort of surfaces will you be running on?

    If you run frequently, a running pram is your best bet, and will last for years. Please don't anyone flame me for this, but "jogging" prams are not actually designed for running, and most (not all unfortunately) manufacturers will grudgingly admit this.
    But I have run on a flat, smoothish surface like a footpath with the MB.If you are going to be mainly using it in a suburban area, the MB would be your best bet due to the way the seat is made. In a running pram like the ones I mentioned, the seat is whats called a hammock seat. It's completely unstructured with no padding, and like it sounds, holds your child in a hammock type support. This is so when you run there is no jarring as the seat moves with your motion, and you can run over really rugged terrain without bub bouncing all over the place.The MB still has a rigid back, but is more unstructured than other 12inch wheel prams.

    One drawback on a runner is that they are not designed for a small baby, and can generally only be used after six months of age. If you want to run, or even walk lots, a 16 inch or 20 inch is awesome. They have no weight, and unless you are running uphill or in soft sand, you don't even feel like you are pushing it.
    A light tap on the handle lifts the front wheel over curbs, and they have a hand brake, and of course a running strap.

    My last I've had for 10 yrs, and bought it 2nd hand for $80. I've seen a couple recently on gumtree for around the $100 mark, and they are more common now.Sorry for the novel but I seriously adore mine, and I can't even run anymore

    ETA-Meant MB Terrain, not Elite
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    I just realised I sound like an a$$ in the pp lol, sorry.

    The reason Im a bit funny about joggers is because I bought the Valco for my 2nd DD just as joggers were coming on the market. I started running with it, like I'd done with the runner pram. Once when running, the swivel wheel came unlocked and turned sideways. It felt like hitting a wall, and DD was thrown forward hard enough that the harness left marks.
    I rang the company, who told me it was not designed to run with! The seat difference I found out on an American forum, where runners were popular, before Baby Jogger and BOB runners were available here, but it was Valco that told me that a lockable swivel wheel could easily do what it did to me.

    I did have someone show me years ago how to permanently lock the swivel wheel on a Phil'n'Teds but kids have fried my brain, but with the MB I used the Terrain for running with a bassinette as it's wheel is fixed, the Urban is swivel.

    If you are still unsure what to use, google running pram, and it should show you the running forums. I dont use them anymore cos I'm lucky to walk a block without collapsing

    ETA-meant to put MB Terrain, not Elite...sorry, baby brain!
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    You didn't sound like an a$$ at all, your post was very informative to me & I'm having number 4 lol

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