Yet too often disaster strikes on race day – we’re hobbled by cramp, gutted by stomach distress or hampered by unforeseen demons. To help you dodge all this, runners have shared their tales of race days gone bad. For the common horror stories, our
announced today.“Having the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship change locations from year to year will provide our athletes with the opportunity to race on some of the best courses and in some of the most beautiful places in the world,” said Andrew Messick
and Cardiff Bay.This year’s race takes place on Sunday 6 October, when 20,000 runners are expected to take to the Welsh capital’s streets in the UK’s second biggest half marathon.Ideal for beginners and seasoned runners, the predominantly flat and fast course
to our band under star-filled night skies.Bring the familyFor kids, there’s also a Junior Mud Run, a 5K run with some tricky obstacles to tackle. The race is open to 5-15 year olds and can be run by parents, too. The race offers older, more competitive
on everything it needs to complete the 26.2 miles can make or break a run and the good news is that it is easy to get it right.Lucozade Sport has sponsored the London Marathon for 12 years and Lucozade Sport products will be available on the course again
On Sunday 6th October, Red Bull is bringing Steeplechase back to its origins in rural Britain for the second year running. Testing 500 contestants both physically and mentally, the race covers just over 20 miles across four stages from
the same celebratory atmosphere as marathons so they’re fun events to be part of. There’s not so much riding on just one or two races a year. I love the marathon and I’m determined to improve my current PB but it’s such an unpredictable event. You have
be a good idea for next year… though Man City fans might not agree with that one. All said, the atmosphere more than makes this an enjoyable race that has overcome its horror story past. Good for a PB too.
, and tell us which products you'll find along the London Marathon route.From the RW archive: Check out this handy interactive mile-by-mile guide we created a few years ago.All this, plus...Don't miss our interview with Hugh Brasher, the joint race director
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