Our Top Ten Tips For Taking On A Running Event

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We asked our members to share their tips on how to complete a running event for running newbies. Here are our top ten.

Tip 1 – Pin your number on the night before to get in the right frame of mind. And save you looking for safety pins in the morning.

Tip 2 – Vaseline everything!

Tip 3 – Nothing new on race day – don’t start eating new gels or breaking in new trainers.

Tip 4 – Nipple tape for the longer runs. Do not underestimate how painful this can be!

Tip 5 – Don’t do your laces up tighter than normal just because it’s a race.

Tip 6 – Use the toilets early and bring your own loo roll. Don’t drink for around forty minutes before the start.

Tip 7 – Wear something warm to the start line that you don’t mind throwing away.

Tip 8 – Pace yourself. Adrenaline is running high and everyone wants to go off faster than they should.

Tip 9 – Have a mantra that’ll keep you in the rhythm and help push you when you’re waning. Something like the Rules of Challenge for heroes and badasses or the Challenge Manifesto.

Tip 10 – Pick a fine bottom to follow. And then another one.

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