1 Mar

Failing To Plan Is … Unforgivable

Marathon Prep race

Comfy race shoes – check. Compression socks that stay up – check. Breakfast that stays down – check. Chafe free kit with your name on for support – check. Looks like we are all set for our spring marathon, yet why do we still feel like we are missing a trick?

The Race Organiser has the experience to provide the answer. We have done everything right so far in terms of steadily increasing mileage and looking after the inevitable niggles and the winter coughs and colds. But have we tested our kit, drinks and fuel in actual race conditions?
Perfectly scheduled four weeks before Virgin Money London Marathon at the inspirational London 2012 Olympic rowing events venue of Dorney Lake is an event where, for as little as £16, you can add the final piece of the jigsaw to your vital marathon preparations.
Dorney Lake Marathon Prep race on Sunday, 25 March offers the ideal opportunity to practice your pacing, fuelling and endurance with hundreds of other runners to help you head into your marathon feeling fully prepared and confident. With pacers running at marathon speed from 2:30 to 6:00 hour pace (and every 15 minutes between), fuel and water stations every two miles and chip timing, can you afford not to be fully prepared for the big day? 
There is even the flexibility to change your distance right up to or even during the race. The course is as flat and smooth as they come, round the perimeter of spectacular Dorney Lake, near Windsor. All finishers will receive a Marathon Prep medal and a generous goody bag with replenishing food and drink. Chip-timed results will be available as soon as you cross the line.  
Due to Dorney Lake capacity and to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for all places are limited so potential entrants should visit The Race Organiser website and enter online. Entries will close on Friday 23 March, or sooner if capacity is reached.
Of course, if running 16, 20 or 24 miles round a lake doesn't exactly float your boat there are plenty of other events in The Race Organiser portfolio for you to enjoy. Just take a look at the website for full information and entry details. 
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