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Top tips for a long trail run

Today was my last long run ahead of the Chiltern Challenge 50k in two weeks.

The original plan was to follow the North Downs Way from its start in Farnham to Dorking – however the trail isn’t marked as well as I’d anticipated and I lost it somewhere after Newland’s Corner and Dorking.

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Tips for running your first marathon

An email from a friend popped into my inbox this week. He’s running the London Marathon on Sunday – his first one.

I am very nervous.

Any advice on hydration on the day? I want to try and be a zen warrior amidst the pre-race hullabaloo. Any advice on the start?

What started as a quick response quickly turned into a longer note as I thought back to a year ago when I was getting ready to lace up for 26.2 miles. I had such fun writing this and thought it might be useful to other first-time marathoners who are getting ready for tomorrow. Continue reading “Tips for running your first marathon”

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