With the fun run and marathon season approaching, a brief guide on how to prepare
The Virgin London Marathon comes up in April and takes centre stage when it comes to marathon running in the UK...but it's not all about the highest-profile events.
There are hundreds of marathons, half-marathons, 5k and 10k races and fun runs taking place up and down the country each year, providing challenges for every level of ability and many have shortened junior versions for younger members of the family.
Preparing for these races takes a lot of thought, as well as the commitment to actually get out there and train! So this month, we're looking at long-, medium- and short-term preparation for running these events.
Take a check on the article below for each stage of your marathon or fun-run journey.
And if you’ve got any tips or comments on preparation for long-distance running …and for the day itself, please let us know through the form at the foot of the page, and we’ll pass them on to everyone.
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