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ISSN 1758 9886


THE HIGH-ENERGY MAGAZINE FOR EVERYONE WHO RUNS, FREE FROM YOUR FAVOURITE RUNNING SHOP


Eight years ago, I entered the new year having resolved to give up smoking and run a marathon. My first race was just around the corner, the Watford Half Marathon, closely followed by the big one! I’ve since run 10 marathons, an ultra, and for the last five years I’ve averaged two races a month. I love racing and you can read my racing tips on page 10. Races are the perfect way to get focused on your goal, whether it be to get fit, lose weight, or raise money, and on page 22


readers tell us how they stuck to their New Year’s resolutions. But everyone is different, and no two individuals will train the same, as we found out in our feature Same time? Same Training? on page 18. Many runners plan their holidays around races, so why not do some planning for 2011? Need inspiration? We report from two traditional seaside resorts, where kiss-me-quick hats and candyfloss have been replaced with running hats and energy gels (read about Julia’s trip to Benidorm on page 34, and five runners’ stories from the Brooks Brighton 10k on page 38). Have fun and do let us know how you get on.


BECOME THE RUNNER YOU WANT TO BE!


JANUARY 2011 ISSUE 26 www.runningfreemag.co.uk


HARD CORE RACERS: INGRID KRISTIANSEN P46 GERRY NORTH P42


Brighton p38 and Benidorm p34


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WE STUCK TO OUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS – LOOK AT US NOW! P22


INJECT SOME FUN INTO YOUR RUNS! ‘THE COACH’ P62


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RUNNING FREE n 3 F iona Fiona Bugler, Editor


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