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Running 10k Events

Training for a 10k event

Training for a 10k (6.2 mile) event is the logical next step up after doing a 5k, or it could even be the first event you ever do. Either way, it's a manageable distance that can easily be fitted into your life, whatever your current fitness and running levels are. If you want a focal point for your training to help motivate you to get fitter, a 10k race is an ideal target and a genuinely achievable running goal.

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10k training plans

We have some first-class 10k training plans that you can download today. We have 10k plans for the beginner runner and the intermediate runner and we can help you get a 10k performance to be proud of. Get race day ready with our training plans.

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Running a 10k event

Could you complete a 10k entirely under your own steam? If you’ve ever considered preparing for and completing a 10k but need more of an insight into what it’s all about, what the training involves, the race itself and more, then read on. Our guide to running a 10k will answer all your questions, including how do I get started, what should I wear, what should I eat and drink, how much training do I need to do, how long will the race take me and what happens on race day?

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How to master the 10km

This week I will be focusing on the 10km and how best to approach this race in order to get the fastest time possible. The distance itself is a combination of speed and strength. You are not going to need the strength you would have to have for a marathon, yet you need your legs to be used to running a bit quicker than your marathon pace.

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10k post race recovery

You may be approaching your 10k race day and feel confident that everything has been geared towards the training leading up to it and also the race plan itself. However one thing you may not have considered at all is what happens afterwards?

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How to avoid a 10k race disaster

The 10k is a tough distance to gauge and very often people run times that are a lot slower than their fitness would suggest.

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Are you ready to run a 10k?

If you’ve done your local park run a couple of times you might be thinking that you’d like to step up to the 10k. It’s only natural for some people to be slightly anxious about taking the next running step but if you’re at all worried about making the jump up in distance, you really shouldn't be.

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Secrets of a fast 10k

Whenever the weather even thinks about getting warmer a lot of runners decide to make it their mission to try and rewrite their 10k personal best. With that in mind what are the secrets of a fast 10k? Here are some top tips to help you grab that 10k PB you've been training for.

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