• Last minute marathon tips from a Virgin Active pro

    5 monthes ago - By Metro

    This Sunday, thousands of runners will be running the London Marathon.
    Starting around Greenwich and Blackheath, they'll be slogging their guts around the duller bits of Rotherhithe, over Tower Bridge, and eventually up Embankment to that glorious finish line on Pall Mall.
    After months of training, it'll all come down to those final 26.2 miles.
    The hard work is over - now it's time to try to relax a little before that last push in six days time. But what to eat before a marathon? Should you still be exercising? How do you psychologically prepare for the big day?
    Here to answer those last...
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  • 7 people share their heartbreaking motivations for running the London Marathon

    7 people share their heartbreaking motivations for running the London Marathon

    5 monthes ago - By Metro

    Michelle is running for Special Care Infant Support, which looked after her daughter Martha who was born prematurely, with a heart condition
    The annual Virgin Money London Marathon takes place on 22 April this year.
    Over 40,000 runners will embark on a gruelling 26-mile journey across the capital's streets, each raising awareness and money for a charity of their choice.
    The event is incredibly popular and many spots are taken up by official charities, sponsors and companies.
    But, each year, organisers also put together a five-day, public ballot entry system.
    This allows individual runners...
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