400m and 400m hurdles Running Gear
You don't need to have all the very latest running gear to be a good 400m runner. The most important things are footwear and having enough clothing to be warm when you are training.
It is also useful to make sure you have a bag for spares with you, like spare clothes for wet days, a drink and maybe some food to start your recovery after your run (eg a banana)
Vest and Shorts
Spikes - either sprint or middle distance spikes are needed - it will depend on personal preference as to whether you would like a small heel on your spikes or not. A good pair will provide good firm support underfoot as well as the heel cushioning (should you decide on it).
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