. Make sure you stick to regular meals too - jetlag may affect your appetite but you’ll need to keep your energy levels topped up for the race.Get Your BearingsOnce you've arrived, take a look at the race course and familiarise yourself with the start
as crowded as others. On top of all this, of course, is Berlin itself. The remains of the Wall are a must-see, and the city is famous (or perhaps infamous) for its nightlife. Contact: Run Berlin, Glockenturmstraße 1, 14053 Berlin; web www
atmosphere with supremely scenic running. Think of the ultra distances as the ultimate in value-for-money racing. This top 10, put together by Runner’s World South Africa’s Online Editor Sean Falconer, should provide some inspiration if you decide to go south
It is normal to have mixed feelings about the swim portion of a triathlon. Even experienced triathletes can feel nervous about the washing machine-experience that is the swim start. But with the right guidance you can make a first-class start.1. Test swimPrepare by doing race sim...
You may have a will of iron and the self-belief of a firewalker, but you'll still have those odd days (or weeks, or months) when your motivation takes a walk.Is it because the marathon is now over, leaving you nothing to aim for? Is it that you haven't lost the weight you expecte...
at the top with stunning views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding peaks of the Langdales and Coniston Hills. But it’s not all sightseeing – runners are kept busy with some seriously tough climbs. The Hawkshead Trail is also admirably inclusive, with a
1. The BurpeeWhy?The burpee is the ultimate exercise for your chest, arms, front of shoulders, thighs and and abdominals - if you only have five minutes to spare, then this is the exercise to give you total body conditioning. Your bodyweight provides plenty of resistance for a wo...
for parking, bathrooms and bike check.”Dennis Meeker, top age-group athlete and Team Timex member. He has been racing triathlon since 1995, winning the first ever Zoot Sports 5430 Ironman-distance race in 20013. From swim to bikeYour training should also
”. Kicking off each new year, the Knacker Cracker claims to be one of the UK’s toughest 10Ks, with trails covering four hills and a whopping 1500ft (457m) of ascent. Your reward? Amazing views over the North Downs from the top of each peak. You’ll also walk
crowd." carrot topReader Reviews2. Rhayder 'Round The Lakes' 20Where: Powys When: MarchThe timing of this 20-mile road race makes it perfect spring-marathon preparation, but that’s not the only thing that’s been drawing in runners from all over the UK
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