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Your Marathon Race Day Checklist

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Nail your preparation for the big day: here is a simple checklist of the essentials to make sure you have everything you need, so you can be confident for the race:

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How to Taper for the Marathon

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It can be difficult slowing everything down and playing the waiting game in the build-up to race day.


Here’s a checklist of some things to be doing and thinking when it’s time to taper for the marathon, to prepare you and keep you focused for the day:

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11 Tips For First-Time Marathoners

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Running a marathon can be a daunting task. It takes guts to sign up for your first marathon, it takes commitment to train for it, and it takes belief to run it. 


Here are 11 tips to help you if you’re on a journey to your first marathon: 

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The Importance of the Long Run

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The long run is a hugely important part of your weekly training, particularly when marathon training.


Find out why it's important, and some tips to help you nail it:

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Marathon Training: The Essentials

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Signed up to a Spring marathon? Or just curious about training for a marathon?


Find out what marathon training is all about, and some things to consider when taking the challenge on:

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A Runner's Basic Guide To Stretching

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Stretching is probably one of the most debated and confusing topics in running.


This article gives you the clear basics, and some guidance of the role of stretching in your running:

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Your Spring Marathon: Less Than Two Months To Go - Where You Are And What's Next

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With around two months weeks to go until your Spring marathon, the next few weeks are the most important in your training plan. It's important to stay focused, relaxed and have belief. 


This blog gives you a few bits of advice on where you likely are with your training and what's coming up:

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