At the beginning of February, I got the opportunity to attend the Virgin Money London Marathon "Meet the Experts" event at UCL ; its aimed towards the people who are running this year's London Marathon. It was a such a interesting day, I did leave with the feeling of information overload, but I learnt so much. Some of the expert speakers included Andy Dixon, Editor of Runner's World magazine; Sam Murphy, leading coach and author; who gave us an interactive session on some innovative stretches for the runner like me who often just heads out the door and starts running.
Lisa Thompson, Course Director of the Virgin Money London Marathon gave a detailed session on what is involved in getting us from the start to finish with the least hiccups; and Martin Yelling, top endurance sports coach and former international runner. They discussed the importance of training properly, without over-training, how much our diet influences our training, injury prevention tips, how Virgin Money place an emphasis on raising money for charity, pacers groups which I will defiantly be looking out for on race day, along with the importance of appropriate clothing and footwear, as well as what to expect on Race Day.
They even brought out Katherine Grainger and Richard Whitehead for a chat. It was such an amazing day.
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