There are enormous health benefits to participating in and training for a running or cycling event. However, it is also a consderable physical challenge, which requires a sensible and safe approach. It is essential that you are properly prepared and that you follow a carefully structured training programme that will help you complete the distance while also safeguarding your health.

We advise that you do not participate on event day unless you have achieved the recommended mileage in your training and urge you to take the time to understand issues surrounding hydration, fuel and any medications you might be taking.

Please click below to read our comprehensive guide, ahead of taking part in the marathon.


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