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How long is a full ironman

How long is a Full Ironman triathlon?

If you are looking to take part in a triathlon of any length, you’ll find that races are divided into age groups. This means that you will be competing alongside other male or female triathletes who f…
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How long does it take to walk a mile

How long does it take to walk a mile?

How long is a mile? A mile is equal to 1609.34 meters - now this may make no sense to you if you don’t understand measurements and distance (don’t worry I’m with you on that one!), so to put it simpl…
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How to run a marathon faster

How to run a marathon faster

Do some practice races When we say do some practice races, we’re not talking about completing marathons but rather signing up to a few shorter races like 5k, 10k or even half marathon events to prepa…
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Eating a bowl of pasta before a marathon

What to eat before a marathon

How much do I need to eat before a marathon? Carb loading is a tried and tested method that many athletes use to build up their energy stores before a marathon. Essentially, carbohydrate loading is a…
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Eating pasta before a half marathon

What to eat before a half marathon

How much do I need to eat before a half marathon? Ever heard of carb loading? You most likely will have come across it at some point if you are training for a half marathon. Carb or carbohydrate load…
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Finishing a 5k in faster time

How to run a 5k faster

Know your current speed Before you start working on improving your 5k time, you’ll need to figure out what your current pace is. You can use a pace calculator like this one to work out your average s…
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Eating eggs and toast before a 5k run

What to eat before a 5k Run

How much do I need to eat before a 5k? As a shorter running distance, there’s no need to do any heavy carb loading for a 5k. A heavy pre-race meal can make you feel sluggish and bloated and is likely…
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eating porridge before a 10k run

What to eat before a 10k Run

The food you eat before you begin your race is what will keep you fuelled up, so choosing the right food and portions is key. How much do I need to eat before a 10k? Although a 10k is one of the sho…
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Runners taking part in a marathon

Top Marathon Running Tips

With this in mind we’ve put together our top ten tips to help you prepare for your marathon, so whether your about to run your first or your 10th marathon, read on! Don’t worry about your time This…
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People running on the beach at the Island races middle distance triathlon

The Islander Video

Kicking off with blackwater swim of nearly 2km, challengers will then endure a 90km cycle around quaint Essex back roads. The final leg, a 21km run, is one complete lap of the island. While this cour…
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Riders taking part at the Nightrider - Bristol bike event

Nightrider Bristol Video

There’s a 50km and a 100km route available depending on how much of a challenge you’re after – who said summer has to be relaxing? This course boasts a central start, breaks and full support to get y…
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Runners racing in a half marathon

Top half marathon running tips

To help you get to grips with a half marathon, and run your best race yet, we’ve put together our top 10 tips for training and running a half. Pace yourself It might seem like a good idea to sprint…