So race day is fast approaching and whether this is your first event or you've done a half marathon before there's always something to learn from others so we're sharing some top tips with you!
NO NEW KIT
Don't make the common error of turning up on race day with a brand-new kit! Make sure you’ve worn your trainers in and used your running kit before when training, to avoid any blisters and chafing.
Your race pack will have been sent to you prior to race day. Ensure you bring your race number (the timing chip will be on the back) and safety pins to pin it onto your tee/vest. Make sure you fill in the medical information on the back of the race number.
PLAN YOUR JOURNEY
Make sure you’ve planned your journey to and from the event. There is usually an early start on race day, and no late arrivals will be allowed to start the race once all runners have started. Don’t forget to plan your journey away from the event too.
NUTRITION & HYDRATION
Ensure you’ve had a good breakfast (something you’ve had before your training runs that your body is used to) and that you’ve hydrated well. If you’re running with a hydration pack, make sure you get this ready with the rest of your kit.
LISTEN TO ANNOUNCEMENTS
Listen to the announcements in the event village and in the starting pens to ensure you don’t miss your start. Always listen to the marshals out on the route, they’re there to help you.
Pace yourself at the start of the race, it’s easy to set off too fast when you’re amongst other runners. Remember how you’ve trained and stick to your race plan.
If you’re not feeling well, please do not come to the event. There will always be other races! To find out more about our other events CLICK HERE.