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8th October, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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The following event information was provided by the organisers, for full details click here.
Plymouth 10k holds an undulating course, suitable for runners of all abilities. Starting in the City Centre, you’ll head out towards Marsh Mills along the embankment and back whilst taking advantage of closed roads and great scenery.
Sam Pictor, winner of Plymouth 10k 2016 has given his top tips for beginners looking to take on this year’s race:
Be excited: A 10K is a great race distance. Enough to make you work hard, but it should leave you with enough energy to celebrate with friends after. Excitement will also add energy to your training helping you to run better.
Build your training gradually: Try to increase your training gradually each week. Maybe add an extra 10 minutes to your main run, or run 3 times instead of 2. Find what works for you and build on it so that you’re confident when race day arrives.
Warm-up actively: Most races are in the morning, and the last thing you want is to turn-up at the start bleary-eyed. Go for a little jog beforehand, join in with some easy aerobics with friends, or just try a fast walk to get the blood pumping. These activities are 100 times better than standing still trying to touch your toes.
Pace yourself: Now is the time to harness that excitement. Don’t rush off at break-neck speed when the gun goes. Ease yourself into the run. When you get to the 5km mark you can always decide to increase the pace if you are feeling good.
Finish strong: Give it your all towards the end. You want to have an empty tank as you cross the line. Make sure you warm down with a gentle jog or some walking. Then enjoy a nice drink, swap race stories with friends and search the goody bag leaflets to decide on which run you’ll do next!!
Good luck to everyone running! Enjoy it, running is one of the purest forms of exercise (and fun)!
- 8th October, 2017
8:30 am - 12:00 pm