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The Edinburgh Marathon Challenge

The Edinburgh Marathon Challenge

A first-hand experience from our Choose a Challenge team member, Ben, along with a team of 20 other students and staff, about taking on a marathon in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, Scotland. He discusses what it is like to explore Scotland’s capital for the first time and run in our Edinburgh Marathon Challenge.

Our Essential Gear List

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Our Essential Gear List

Getting the gear you need for your upcoming trek can be really exciting, but sometimes it is hard to know where to start. To give you a hand in finding the equipment you need, we’ve put together a list of what we think is some of the most essential gear you’ll need to look out for.

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What To Do In Edinburgh

What To Do In Edinburgh

You’re in Edinburgh to run a marathon but you still have plenty of time to explore the city, so what do you do? Don’t worry, not only are there several unbelievable activities to take part in in this historic city, but we have also gone ahead and compiled some of our favorites for you!

What to Wear on Race Day

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What to Wear on Race Day

When you're running a marathon, the last thing you need is to be held back by uncomfortable gear or a chafing vest. Take the same approach to race-day wear as you do to race-day itself, and practice, practice, practice!

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Race Day Tips

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Race Day Tips

Race day can be incredibly exciting and nerve-wracking in equal measure. Here are our top five tips, to make sure your race day is enjoyable, memorable and safe.

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Types of Run

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Types of Run

There are various types of run, and each presents a different set of challenges and benefits. Here, we cover three types of run you may encounter, and what each is like.

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All About Carb Loading

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All About Carb Loading

What is carb loading? How does it affect my body? Why do I need to do it? What do I need to do to make sure I'm keeping my body healthy when I run? All the answers and more in this blog! 

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Being Vegan and Running a Marathon

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Being Vegan and Running a Marathon

Being Vegan and training for a marathon is completely fine! When training for a marathon you need to make sure your body has plenty of energy. Protein and carbohydrates are a vital part of your diet.

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Your First 10km

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Your First 10km

After you've mastered the 5k, and before your start your marathon training comes the 10k. Here's the CaCh 10k training plan!

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Marathon Training Plans

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Marathon Training Plans

You've got 10 and 5k down, and now its time to start the real preparation. This is the Choose a Challenge recommended marathon training program for anyone looking to run a marathon- beginner or expert!

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