Running Shoes All athletes should have proper running shoes. The best shoe for you depends on the specifics of your foot and your running gait/style. While many shoes can be found online at a discount, we recommend athletes visit a running specific store such as Altitude or Runners Roost at least one time for a proper fitting that takes into account their biomechanics.
Watch: Athletes must also have a watch with stopwatch capabilities. A simple watch will be just fine - it is not necessary for athletes to have GPS or heart rate capabilities on their watch.
Clothing: Athletes are encouraged to wear running specific shorts and lightweight, breathable fabrics to practice. Colorado weather is often unpredictable and athletes should be prepared for sudden changes by bringing layers to practice/meets.
Racing Shoes: For races, athletes may wish to consider purchasing racing shoes/spikes/flats. We will host a team night at a local running store to help with guidance on this purchase.
Sunscreen: We’ll be in the sun for most of practice and during long meet days. The Colorado sun is strong - don’t mess around. Apply sunscreen often.
Uniforms: Nike uniform top and bottoms will be provided by Timnath Middle High School Athletic Department. Athletes must wear this team top and bottom while competing in each race. Uniforms are only to be worn while racing.
Optional Team Gear: Optional team gear will be available for purchase through the Timnath XC BSN Store. Coach Miltenberg will share links and deadlines for this gear. Athletes should wear Timnath cross country gear to meets and are encouraged to wear Timnath xc gear to practice as often as possible.
If purchasing running shoes or a watch presents a financial hardship, please be in touch with Coach Miltenberg ASAP.