Author(s): Graeme Hilditch
Everyone knows someone who has recently taken part in a 5k or 10k charity run, and jogging and running are as popular as ever. This accessible book is designed for those novice runners who plan to take part in a 5k or 10k race - whether running, jogging or even walking the course. In aid of Cancer Research UK, whose annual 'Race for Life' events have become incredibly popular, it contains a wealth of vital information. From the basics like starting training and what to wear, to staying motivated and what to do on race day, it offers friendly guidance to help novice runners prepare for their race and enjoy themselves in the process. Graeme has planned flexible training plans to suit all levels of fitness and commitment as well as giving advice on avoiding injuries. This is a book for every runner: those taking part in one of the hundreds of different charity events each year; people hoping to improve their health or reduce their waistline; and those who simply want to get round a course in one piece. Whatever the reader wants from their race, this book will set them on the road to success.
In association with Cancer Research UK, whose 'Race for Life' 5k and 10k events attracted over 700,000 runners in 2009 Based on the successful format of Marathon and Half Marathon by Sam Murphy, which has sold over 14k copies 5k and 10k are popular distances for novice and amateur runners but there's not much on the market at an accessible beginner level to guide them through Hundreds of events attract well over a million runners each year Author has contacts with key charities and has provided training programmes for their sponsored runs
An inspirational book, '5k and 10k From Start to Finish' should be in the magazine rack of every woman (and man) in the country. A go to manual that covers all aspects of the common sport, '5k and 10k From Start to Finish' is a must-read! LadiesFirst.co.uk (March 2011) 'perfect for those taking part in the event and copies are being sold through the Race for Life website with a proportion of sales going to the charity.' Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard (April 2011)
Graeme Hilditch has been a personal trainer for over 12 years. He has written over 30 race-training guides for leading UK charities and is the author of the bestselling Marathon and Half Marathon, published by Crowood.
Foreword by Race for Life Acknowledgements Introduction 1 First things first 2 Dress to impress 3 Run to the beat 4 Preparing for training 5 Let the fun begin 6 Go! Select your training timetable 7 Stretching to prevent injuries 8 Exercises to prevent injuries 9 Go-faster fuel 10 Running repairs 11 Race day: the final hurdle 12 Summary and frequently asked questions 13 Now you've got the running bug The top ten UK events Useful websites Index