ORGANISERS of the MBNA Chester Marathon are already busy preparing for this year’s race to be held in October.
A free training seminar for the event, which draws on athletes from across Wirral, Cheshire and beyond, will be held at Chester Racecourse this Sunday.
Race organiser Chris Hulse said: “It was something we introduced last year and it proved to be a big hit with the runners who attended.
“There is plenty of relevant information for all with special emphasis on those training for their first marathon.”
Race director Andy White added: “We want the MBNA Chester Marathon to be a fantastic, rewarding experience for all those who run it.
“We are therefore keen to give runners as much information and guidance as possible to help them achieve their goal, whether that be just getting around or achieving a particular time.”
The Chester Marathon takes place this year on Sunday, October 7.
This Sunday’s free training seminar – titled ‘17 weeks to the MBNA Chester Marathon’ – starts at 9am and will feature motivation and training tips, sample training plans, advice on avoidance of injuries, nutrition and hydration.
Coaches, some of whom are marathon veterans, will be on hand to give advice on all aspects of training for the event.
It will be followed by an informal one-hour training run. To apply for a place contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information on the Chester Marathon, seminar, and programme of ‘pop along and join in’ training runs can be found at www.chestermarathon.co.uk.