- Split the distance into 2 x 5 miles and a 5k at the end. After 10 miles it’ll start to get quite hard.
- If it's your first half marathon then it is a good idea to run the distance before race day (at least 3 weeks before the actual race though) so you have the confidence you'll finish. That said, if you haven't managed to get that many long runs in, I think you can complete a half marathon having only run up to 8 miles in training. The other 5 are taken care of by race day excitement/nerves.
- When it starts getting tough, repeat: “Winners don't quit; Quitters don't win.” Forget how far you've gone or how far you still have to go, just run one mile at a time.
- When you can see the finish, sprint!
- Most of all make sure you enjoy it - you chose to do it!!
20th June 2017
Hull sporting hero Tommy Coyle hopes to inspire kids to get running as he signs up for Humber Bridge fun run on Sunday
Children are being given the chance to run with one of Hull’s sporting heroes this weekend as popular boxer Tommy Coyle swaps his boxing gloves for running shoes to support the Humber Bridge Half Marathon Fun Run. The 2.5 miles ‘Stagecoach Fast Cat Fun Run’ takes place this Sunday, Ju... read more