Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Routes on the Cards; Organisers Map out a Training Plan for Big Race

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Routes on the Cards; Organisers Map out a Training Plan for Big Race

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Byline: SANDY McKENZIE

ENTRANTS in this year's Middlesbrough Tees Pride 10k road race can take the Farm Flyer or the Blue Bell Blaster routes to fitness.

They are among the new training routes designed to help runners build up to September's event.

Laminated cards, attached to a special lanyard, giving details of 24 training routes are now available free from leisure centres across the town and from Race HQ at Stewart Park.

Devised by event organiser Jimmy Wattis, 15,000 sets have been produced.

Each of the 24 cards feature a separate training run complete with a map and details of the route.

The runs range from 1.6km to 10.7km and are designed to form part of a structured training programme for the popular road race.

Jimmy said: "It can be quite daunting getting started, and one the biggest problems is injecting a bit of variety into your training.

"With these cards we've created plenty of routes all over the town, with distances from just a mile to slightly more than the full 10k distance. …

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