Preparation and training are the key to running a fantastic Half Marathon and enjoying it too!
Paul Gascoyne, personal trainer, competitive Triathlete and seven times Ironman has created a squirrel friendly 12 week training plan just for you:
To make sure you are bright eyed and bushy tailed on race day, we’ll be hosting Facebook Q&A’s with experts from Crewroom, Team Squirrel’s official sponsor. These will focus on anything from nutrition and training to what to wear on race day.
Wednesday 8 June - General Training Advice with Paul Gascoyne
Thursday 7 July - Injury Prevention with Katy Nichol (Physiotherapist)
Monday 8 August - General Training Advice with Kate Giles
Tuesday 13 September - Final Thoughts with Paul Gascoyne
Read a summary of our last Q &A with Baz Moffat, former GB rower and qualified personal full of tips from how to improve your speed and smash your PB to increasing your mileage without risking injury.
Anne Lewis, Sports Massage Practitioner and Team Squirrel runner, has shared her top tips for avoiding injury. Read these here!
Why not head to one of the eight magical Royal Parks for a training runs - you will be able to see first-hand the fruits of your fundraising labour:
- A nice easy 5km route in Hyde Park
- Sprint training along the main avenue at Brompton Cemetery
- Head to The Regent's Park and you might get a sneaky peek of a giraffe on your run!
- Follow 5.6km route through 3 of the Royal Parks taking you past some of the projects we have supported (keeping you hydrated along the way!)