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Fun run and half marathon: Two arms on two legs

Get your running shoes on! We've got a half marathon, a 10k and a fun run taking place along the Wendover and Aylesbury Arms. Find out all you need to know about the day and what our top tips are.

Running is a fun way to get some fresh air and some exercise, and something you can enjoy on your own, or with your family and friends. This September there will a chance for you to run a half marathon, or a 10k in Aylesbury.

Running along the Grand Union Canal Running along the Grand Union Canal

Top tips for running

  • Ensure you have suitable footwear (tennis shoes are great for tennis – but not running)  
  • When starting out think about minutes rather than miles
  • Use the ‘talk test’ – your breathing rate should be raised - but you can hold a conversation
  • Run with cupped hands rather than tightly clenched fists
  • Listen to your body run through annoyance, but not through pain

Top tips on the day of the event:

  • Arrive early
  • Gentle warm up followed by gentle stretches
  • Hydrate (a sip every 15 minutes is advised)
  • Remove ear buds (sorry no headphones allowed during the run)
  • Relax
  • Fix a problem sooner rather than later (shoe laces coming undone / chafing)

Last date edited: 6 July 2016