One of the many issues faced by marathon runners is to find the motivation and discipline to complete that all important final long run at marathon race pace as a rehearsal for the main event. Step forward 'The Race Organiser', with spring marathon preparation races for all at picturesque Dorney Lake, Windsor on Sunday, 2 April, 2017 – three weeks before Virgin London Marathon.
Marathon training schedules, well informed coaches and experienced endurance runners all espouse the importance of getting used to your intended race pace well in advance of the big day. Leaving this to chance is simply a case of failing to plan, which means planning to fail.
It is particularly important for novice marathoners to feel comfortable in a race situation, whether that be in running with a crowd, learning to pace yourself sensibly in a competitive environment or even testing out your race footwear or that brand new charity running vest!
The experienced and eponymous team at The Race Organiser offers distances of 16, 20 or 24 miles, with pacers to help you maintain your target speed and feed stations every two miles. Each lap is chip timed and runners are started in waves according to their anticipated pace to ensure groups are formed who are likely to be operating at a similar marathon pace.
The marathon preparation race is designed to replicate the race conditions at a marathon and help runners get though the last and usually the hardest, longest training run. All runners are welcomed into a friendly atmosphere where the aim is to help you to achieve your marathon goal.
The race starts at 8:45am from The Boathouse, Dorney Lake and for full details and entries from £15 for a minimum group of three go to The Race Organiser
And whether you are racing in Brighton, Zurich, Paris, Rotterdam, London, Belfast, Milton Keynes, Madrid, Boston or somewhere else, the very best of luck from all at runABC magazine.