Win a VIP Flora London Marathon 2009 experience

JOIN OUR TEAM

Runner's World has teamed up with Lucozade Sport to give you the chance to win a VIP training and racing package for the Flora London Marathon 2009.

Whether you’ve already got a place in the race or need us to take care of your entry for you, we’re on the lookout for six enthusiastic RW members to join us on this incredible journey and be part of our exclusive team - the Lucozade Sport Super Six. 

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE

A VIP Training Package

  • Entry to the Flora London Marathon 2009 (if needed)
  • One-to-one coaching and support throughout the duration of your training from one of three top coaches - Steve Smythe,
    GB Olympic athlete Liz Yelling or Nick Anderson
  • Personalised nutrition advice from the Lucozade Sport Performance Team, as well as a four-month supply of Lucozade Sport products to power you through your training
  • Entry and return travel to key warm-up events (adidas Silverstone Half-Marathon, Bath Half-Marathon, Reading Half-Marathon and the Human Race Kingston Breakfast Run 16)
  • Opportunity to attend two hands-on training seminars with Liz Yelling focusing on motivation and race-day preparation
  • Lucozade Sport Super Six adidas running kit (including trainers) and a state-of-the-art Garmin Forerunner 405
  • A top-end digital camera to record your journey

A VIP Race-Day Package

  • Accommodation in an exclusive London hotel the night before the race
  • Travel to and from London, up to the value of £200
  • VIP hospitality before and after the race

GET INTERACTIVE

GNR Lucozade Sport Super Six: Get a flavour of what could be in store for you

All we ask is that you are prepared to commit to following one of our marathon schedules and share your experience with Runner’s World (both online and in print) for the duration of the project.

You should feel comfortable posting regular updates in our forums and submitting video footage for us to host on the site. You’ll also be available to attend a meet-and-greet session with all three coaches, the Lucozade Sport Performance Team and Runner's World staff in London on Sunday November 23.

Above all, of course, you'll be bursting with determination to achieve your marathon goal.

MEET THE COACHES

Steve Smythe
Steve worked at Runner's World for 10 years and took over the marathon schedules when Bruce Tulloh retired from writing them. Steve has run more than 60 marathons (26 Londons) and as well as holding a PB of 2:29, he has also won a British marathon title in his age group. As far as his coaching record goes - he's helped one runner to British international level over the marathon distance and another to a British age-group record. He also coaches around 30 runners in his running club, whose abilities range from 2:30 to outside five hours.
Liz Yelling
Liz has been competing as a top international athlete for more than 15 years. In 2006, she won the Bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and she has twice represented Great Britain in the Olympics (Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008). This year, she also won the British Half-Marathon and Marathon titles, and is a Lucozade Sport Running Ambassador.
Nick Anderson
Nick has been coaching since 1994 and is the current GB Endurance and Cross-Country Coach and a UKA Level 4 Coach. A junior international with a string of County titles to his name, he has coached more than 20 women to sub-3:00 level and many more men inside 2:45 and 2:30, including Olympic marathon hopeful, Toby Lambert. Despite this top-level track record, Nick's real passion is helping runners of all abilities discover how to train correctly and reap the rewards of their efforts. Nick is also a Contributing Editor to Runner's World magazine.

HOW TO WIN

Simply hop onto our forum and tell us why you should be chosen to join us on the start line of the Flora London Marathon 2009.

Your pitch should be no longer than 250 words, and should include your age, a brief running background, your current goals (and predicted marathon time) and your reasons for deserving this elite training package.

Whatever your motivation or experience, don't be shy - we're looking for people of all ages and abilities to take on the challenge.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Entries close midnight, Friday November 7. Winners will be notified no later than Friday November 14.

For further information on the competition terms and conditions (including the dates of training seminars and camps), please visit www.runnersworld.co.uk/lucozadeflmtermsandconditions. Only entries from persons aged 18 and over will be accepted.