Is there a race you used to run or wanted to run that is now defunct?
You may have seen in recent issues of Runner’s World a new page called ‘Bring Back…’ Each month we have been focusing on races that once held a special place in runner’s hearts but have now gone from the annual racing calendar.
We have had some cracking ones featured so far. From the Salisbury Plain 15 to the London to Brighton ultra or the colourful Potteries Marathon to the tough Morpeth to Newcastle Road Race we have included so far.
But we would love to hear some of your suggestions of the past races you fondly recall. It can be any distance from 10ks up to ultras that was held in the UK. It might also be a slightly unusual one in distance, terrain or format, but if we can dig out enough on it, we will happily try and include it.
At this stage, please post here any races you would like to see featured or email me directly if you prefer. I am one of the regular writers for RW. I am at:
I have my marathon next Sunday, 30th. My training was going really well until a few weeks ago. I've had a niggle which I've been managing but it meant that I missed my final long run and had to alter my training to help it recover in time. I know I have still doing enough (I've done two 21 milers and was running 5 x days a week for 16 weeks). But i'm really struggling with anxiety and worrying a lot and feeling very emotional about the race. I've never trained this hard and I'm worried it wont pay off or I'll be disappointed with myself. (this is my second marathon). DO you have any tips for mental preparation I can do between now and next week to make me feel more positive about it?
Join us next Friday 21 March at 1pm for a webchat with ASICS sports psychologist Victor Thompson.
Victor will be on hand to answer all your questions relating to the psychological side to training. So if you suffer from race day nerves, want advice on keeping motivated, struggle with injury setbacks or want mental strategies for race day, Victor’s your man.