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Iwan Thomas gives some tips and advice on the best running clothes and kit.
'So you have signed up for a run. Great news!'
'The first and most important thing that I advise you to do is get correct footwear. Now you are going to be doing loads of training so the shoe is essential. I pronate, which means I am flat footed, so I have to have a shoe with a very good arch and a very good support. If you are a neutral runner, then I would just go for a neutral, sturdy shoe – the best thing to do is go to any good running shop and they will put you on a treadmill and they will analyse your running style. Then they will be able to suggest a good shoe for you.'
'So that is a very important piece of kit. Another thing as well, if you are running in the evenings because you are probably at work during the day, it may feel a bit weird or unusual or embarrassing wearing a bright yellow fluorescent jacket or bib, but I do it. Definitely train in a bib like that because that will keep you safe.'
'So that’s the main, important thing, obviously, you can wear shorts, long tights, jumper, t-shirt or whatever you want. But the most important thing is the footwear – you don’t want to get injuries when you are training, so make sure you get a good shoe.'
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