Transform your training and take on a fresh running challenge in 2012
Old You: Keeps it local
New You: A race in the sun (or at least a different bit of the UK)
There are many advantages to racing close to home; pitting yourself against friends and club mates (or rivals), supporting local charities and avoiding the stress of a long or unfamiliar journey to race HQ. But your motivation can take a dent if you don’t mix things up a little.
“Always running in one area can be boring and you might not be challenging your body in different ways,” says Ralph Hydes.
At Runner’s World we relish the opportunity to explore new parts of the UK - and further afield - through racing. Check out our race reports covering everywhere from Milton Keynes to Majorca if you’re in need of inspiration. If you’re worried about jetting off alone, why not try one of our exclusive travel and racing packages to some of the world’s most iconic races including the New York City and Medoc Marathon.
We can guarantee once you start racing in a new region or country, you’ll never look back. It’s the perfect excuse to combine a holiday with a thrilling new challenge.
“The world is a beautiful place and it’s never better seen, felt and discovered than by covering it with your own two feet. I can’t remember every painting in every museum but I can remember every race and often the people too,” says Katherine Switzer.
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