Run a race distance on every terrain over the next 12 months (Non-subscriber preview)
I've ticked most of the 'must-do' boxes in my 20 years of running, from 5Ks to marathons, a multi-day event and even a night run. But I've never raced a mile, attempted cross-country or donned fancy dress. Nor have I run a European city marathon or braved a fell race. "Many of us get stuck in a pattern of doing the same training and the same races, year after year," says Keith Anderson, running coach at Full Potential (fullpotential.co.uk). And while this may give you a very accurate performance record, it is unlikely to yield the best results - or the most enjoyment - from your running. "If you don't mix up the distance and type of event you're working towards, your training can become stale," says Anderson. This year, why not let your running take you on a journey of exploration? Our slideshow provides a whole year's worth of races to aim for, challenging your speed, stamina, strength and skill. Whether you pick and mix or take on the whole challenge, the chances are that 2011 will be your fittest year yet. Look out for me at the Amsterdam Marathon - I'll be the one in the big fluffy bear suit.
2010 has been my worst year - I have been struggling with injuries. There say time heal! Roll on 2011.
Hopefully you have managed to get to the cause of the injuries and 2011 will be a better year........
I have my fingers crossed that I will be running in 2012 Olympics
I need to have a sport test but damn thing is so expensive! Does the NHS do it? And where is the nearest sport test in Kent?
A lengthy test that monitor your fitness.
Ian M wrote (see)
Have you got a list of runs for next year?
Karen Samuel wrote (see)
Would any gym or PT not do that? Though I wouldn't have thought the NHS as its not really a health issue.
Karen.......I think a lot of universitys do them in their sports science departments...might be worth looking at you rnearest one......
PP you are showing your age.......celebrity squares.............who did it originally
Sport test I think this one is Hampton.
i live in hampton and that places has excellent reviews so maybe its worth coughing up for...............
or go a be a guinea pig at brunel or st mary's for sport science students- i sometimes get a cheap sports massae that way!!!
Forumites I found this list of races you may find useful
FormitesI find this it might be useful
Maybe listening to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2cmgPHR2W0&feature=related
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