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Getting Ready For Your Running Event

So you’ve decided that you’d like to take part in some kind of running event, and proceeded to browse the local competitions you can take part in on But now what?

Using our service to get yourself booked onto the perfect event isn’t even the half of it, and you need to make sure that you don’t get a little carried away with any excitement. For starters, you still need to actually run the race and, more importantly, you need to make sure you’re ready for it.

The last thing you want is to be in the middle of a triathlon and suddenly find yourself bent-double as you try to get your breath back. It’s every runner’s worst nightmare to be struck down by a sudden stitch or spate of cramp just as they’re hitting their stride, which is why it’s so important you take the time to properly prepare for the big day.


Okay, so this is incredibly obvious, but the first step to preparing for a running event is, well, actually choosing an event to take part in.

BookitZone make it easier than ever for you to browse all kinds of different events in your area or nationwide, so you should have no trouble in finding yourself plenty of options. But it’s important that you completely understand your capabilities and limits here, because if you over-face yourself you could soon find yourself panicking a little.

But there’s no need to fret, because we have events of all distances and types right here, so we’re guaranteed to have something for your level. It doesn’t matter if you’re Mo Farah or a complete beginner- BookitZone have got a running event for you.


No matter how tempting it might sound, you should by no means tuck into a box of Chicken McNuggets the night before the big race, and you should keep any other junk food to a minimum in the weeks preceding the event.

The key to enjoying a great race is through eating a load of carbs before the race. Foods such as potatoes, pasta and rice are always incredibly popular for runners, since they provide substantial energy boosts throughout the race. Obviously, if you’re taking part in one of the bigger running events, you’re going to need plenty of energy!


But you can’t just bank on eating a full pack of Uncle Ben’s before the race and expect it to suddenly turn you into Paula Radcliffe, because you still need to build up your fitness.

You need to get ready for your running event by getting out there in the weeks leading up to it and working on your stamina. Going out for jogs in the morning or evening can prove to be the difference come race day, as you’ll be gradually working up the muscle groups you need to use on race day.

If you’re turning up to a running event feeling out of shape, it won’t be long until your fellow racers take notice and overtake you!


If you’re looking to find the perfect running events for you, then take a look at what’s available today on BookitZone!

2nd October 2017, 15:33
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