Getty Images Running in hot, humid weather can be tricky. You’ll be keen to keep cranking out the miles through the summer months, but it’s crucial to protect yourself from sunstroke, heat exhaustion and sunburn – a risk even
the Black Country's famous canals.City of Manchester 10K (July 5) Popular city road race through Manchester’s suburbs with an uplifting City of Manchester Stadium start and finish. Reigate Priory Summer 10K (Surrey, July 8) This serene midsummer fixture
for the rest of the running year, whether you’re a battle-hardened racer or pinning on your first ever race number. The summer track season kicks off around now, and marathon runners will be sweeping the cobwebs from their running shoes and easing back
(the same one actual proper triathlete Helen Jenkins wears, no less. It's got gold neoprene and fin bits on the arms and everything).Now all I can do is put in the lengths in the pool. Since we decided to race at Hyde Park this summer, I've been back
for the rest of the year. By the time summer arrives you'll be able to see a real difference.I'm used to running on a treadmill, and worried that running outside will be much harder. Plus I'm dreading being on public view! Treadmills are a very soft and easy
. Remember to save some energy for the short and sharp hill at the finish - once conquered, you've all the excuse you need to retire to the pub for a well-deserved pint.Dorney Dash 10K (Windsor, May 8)Fancy kicking off your summer's racing with a PB
on summer fruits when they're fresh and cheaper. Freeze berries and chopped fruit (they won't lose much nutritional value) ready to tip into your blender for a little summer sunshine – and vitamin C – on a dark winter morning.
've got one big race, such as a marathon, then you need to ease back gently with a taper that'll see you raring to go on race day. If you're racing over a longer season – for example, if you're signed up to a summer-long 5K series – you'll need to maintain
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