Track and Field Equipment for Amazing Training

Track and Field Equipment for Amazing Training

 

 1.     Competition

1.1   The Athlete Equipment

Shoes

Running Shoes (Spikes)

  • Neat fitting and light.
  • Cleaned, dried, and aired
  • Laces checked and replaced as necessary.
  • Shoes checked for wear.
  • Shoes contain a complete set of spikes – secure, correct length, and sharp
  • Spare laces; varying size spikes and elements; and a spike “key.”

Please note some track ovals will only accept certain types of Spike Nails. So Ensure these are checked carefully.

Training Shoes (flats)

  • Comfortable and light.
  • Cleaned, dried, and aired.
  • Laces checked and replaced as necessary.
  • Shoes checked for wear
  • Spare laces

1.2  The Athlete Equipment

 Clothing

Vest and Shorts

  • Neat fitting but not restrictive – Clean and dry
  • Relevant to competition (e.g. club/team issue)

Socks

  • Natural fibers (e.g., cotton) – Clean and dry

Underwear

  • Neat fitting but not restrictive – Clean and dry

Track Suits and Waterproofs

  • Neat, comfortable, and functional – Clean and dry
  • Kitbag
  • Towel, soap
  • Talcum powder
  • Vaseline
  • Measuring tape (block spacing) (Sprinters)
  • Note of block spacing (Sprinters)
  • Note of relay checkmarks (Sprinters)
  • Staring blocks (Sprinters)
  • Competition entry form and/or running numbers
  • 12 safety pins.
  • Training Diary
  • Pre-competition warm-up routine notes
  • Personal stereo and tapes/CD’s
  • Large umbrella (golfing size)
  • Drinking water and food as required
  • Thought should also be given to taking a spare pair of competition spikes and clothing.

1.3    The Athlete Equipment  Additional Items

  • Kitbag
  • Towel, soap
  • Talcum powder
  • Vaseline
  • Measuring tape (block spacing) (Sprinters)
  • Note of block spacing (Sprinters)
  • Note of relay checkmarks (Sprinters)
  • Staring blocks (Sprinters)
  • Competition entry form and/or running numbers
  • 12 safety pins.
  • Training Diary
  • Pre-competition warm-up routine notes
  • Personal stereo and tapes/CD’s
  • Large umbrella (golfing size)
  • Drinking water and food as required
  • Thought should also be given to taking a spare pair of competition spikes and clothing.

2.    The Athlete Equipment Training

2.1     Shoes

Running Shoes (Spikes)

  • Relevant to the demands of the training unit. (e.g., grass running, bounding, hill running, etc.)
  • Shoes contain a complete set of spikes – secure, correct length, and sharp
  • Spare laces; varying size spikes and elements; and a spike ”key.”

Training Shoes (Flats)

  • As for competition, “flats.” However, they should also be relevant to the demands of the training unit if that is an indoor/gym/weights room, etc. unit

2.2     Clothing

Vest and Shorts

  • Neat fitting but not restrictive – Clean and dry

Socks

  • Natural fibers (e.g., cotton) – Clean and dry

Underwear

  • Neat fitting but not restrictive – Clean and dry

Track Suits and Waterproofs

  • Neat, comfortable, and functional – Clean and dry
  • weights jacket
  • elastic rope
  • harness
  • measuring tape
  • talcum powder
  • training diary and pen
  • stopwatch
  • marking tape or cones
  • bottle of drinking water
  • Thought should also be given to taking a spare set of clothing.

2.3     Additional Items

  • weights jacket
  • elastic rope
  • harness
  • measuring tape
  • talcum powder
  • training diary and pen
  • stopwatch
  • marking tape or cones
  • bottle of drinking water
  • Thought should also be given to taking a spare set of clothing.

3.     Warm-Up

3.1      Shoes

Track and Field Equipment
Track and Field Equipment

Running and Training shoes

  • Relevant to competition or training requirements.

3.2     Clothing

Vest and Shorts

  • Neat fitting but not restrictive – Clean and dry
  • Relevant to competition (e.g. club/team issue)

Socks

  • Natural fibers (e.g., cotton) – Clean and dry

Underwear

  • Comfortable and functional – Clean and dry

Track Suits and Waterproofs

  • Neat, comfortable, and functional – Clean and dry

Over-wear (e.g., tights, sweat top, tracksters)

  • Preferably made from natural fibers (e.g., cotton, wool)
  • Clean and dry

3.3     Additional Items

  • Cones to mark distances
  • Towel
  • Training Diary.
  • Warm-up routine card/notes

4.    Notes

  • Remove all kit from the kit bag after training and ensuring that only clean, dry kit in good repair goes back into the bag.
  • When buying over clothing, e.g., tracksuits, etc., be aware of the lettering size on the clothing advertising the brand of clothing. When the television media are present at meetings, there are issues regarding advertising on athletes’ clothing.

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