The final ballot places for the Great North Run have been announced this week, and whether you’ve been successful, or you’re now looking for a charity place, it’s an idea to start thinking about your training NOW.
Whether it’ll be your first time doing a half marathon, or you’re looking for a new PB, these early months are crucial to get the groundwork in.
If it is your first time, the most important thing is to respect the event. The GNR is really enjoyable if you prepare properly, but it is anything but a fun run. You can’t arrive in trainers on the day and hope it’ll be ok.
As the months go by, we will bring you occasional blog posts to give hints and tips on preparing for the GNR, but for now, the best advice is to get out there and start running. Don’t worry if you’re only covering relatively short distances for now – just stick to two or three miles to begin with.
Wear decent trainers, comfortable, light and bright clothing, and get out there. Find a friend to train with if you can. As always, if you have any questions about training, drop us a note on our Facebook or Twitter pages.
And, of course, if you really need a kick start, why not book onto one of our boot camps? Tell us you’re aiming to the GNR and we’ll help you set off on the right track, give your fitness a boost and send you away with the nutrition and training know-how you need.