Hi Andy. I walked up them personally, it was the most energy efficient way. My run up them would have taken longer. I just ran the race for the experience more than anything but there were people running up them but they were much fitter than me! Save as much energy as you can for the race overall I would say. Don't feel nervous, it's a really good atmosphere and everyone's jolly. It was a fun experience from my memory in 2007, a mix of advanced runners and slower ones like me.
two chest infections out the way I am now training properly as of last week, thankfully I live in Crystal Palace which ash some hills I can run up and down, still feel massively unprepared though! Ran it once in 2007 and thoroughly enjoyed it so really don't want to miss it this year.
Hello all. I just recovered from two back to back colds/coughs that put my running out of proper action for about 3-4 weeks although I managed a few runs here and there but nothing overly strenuous.
I am running the midsummer munro on 21st June which is a half marathon cross country and very hilly. I would still like to do it but am worried my fitness is nowhere near where it should be so soon to the race.
I trained and ran reading half marathon back in March so have a base fitness but in a sense am starting from scratch to some degree. I have started doing 3 runs a week of about 4 miles or so and want to up my running but not so quickly I get injured or get another cold.
I don't want a PB for the half, just to get round and enjoy the race, I am wondering whether this late in the day I should focus more on stamina training for the hills and only do distance up to 8-9 miles at the peak of training. I have run lots of long distances in the past so know what a half feels like.
Anyhow I guess my question is can anyone recommend the most efficient way to prepare and a schedule that doesn't completely tire me out but means I am fit enough to take on the challenge.