Make Aberdeen’s longest-running road race your latest challenge!
Welcome to your 10 weeks to 10K training plan.
Whether you have ran the race before or are looking to set yourself a new challenge, Sport Aberdeen’s health and wellness team will be on hand every Saturday to offer you training advice to help keep you motivated and get you ready for the race on Sunday, May 20.
There will be two plans available every week, one for beginner runners to follow to get you ready for the race and one for people who have run before but are looking to set a new PB.
For more information on the race and how to sign up please visit the Sport Aberdeen website: www.sportaberdeen.co.uk/bhge-10k
Week 10 – Put yourself into position to move in right direction
In this final week of the 10 weeks to 10K programme, brought to you by the Evening Express and Sport Aberdeen, the Sport Aberdeen health and wellness team explain how to get yourself well rested and ready for the big day next weekend:
The work is (almost) done! This week is about moving, not racing.
Stay fresh and do things that you know – walking, small runs, cycling, body balance.
Put yourself in a position for moving forward – the direction you’ll be running towards that finishing line.
Remember and check the weather on race day, dress to keep warm, but don’t over-layer.
Stay hydrated, eat light, maybe consider an energy gel before you start.
Get your motivational running playlist on, get moving and get going.
Most importantly, check the key race information here to ensure you know the timings next Sunday.
Don’t be nervous, it’s just another run.
Let us all know at Sport Aberdeen how you got on by tagging us in your photos and posts.
Good luck and we’ll see you across that finish line! #BHGE10K #naeexcuses
RACE DAY TIMINGS
08.00: Race village and information tent opens
08.30: Family activities open
08.45: Active Schools 2K race warm-up at Beach Leisure Centre
09.00: Active Schools 2K race. Entrants can arrive at the Beach Leisure Centre from 8am to register, leave any personal items and take part in the 2K warm-up.
09.05: 2K wheelchair race.
09.10: 10K warm-up at the presentation stage in the race village.
09.25: Wheelchair 10K race.Entrants can arrive from 8am, leave any personal items in the changing tent, take part in the warm-up at the main stage with the race starting at 9.25am. There is no on-the-day registration for the 10K races as everything you need will be in your race pack.
09.30: 10K race. Entrants can arrive from 8am, leave any personal items in the changing tent, take part in the warm-up at the main stage.
PLEASE NOTE: Any entrants still running the race at 11am will be asked to move to the pavement to complete the route. This is in order to have the roads re-opened efficiently.
09.35: Family fun run. Families will be able to sign up on the day of the race between 8am and 9.20am and ready to start the race at 9.35am.
09.45: Active Schools 2K
and 2K wheelchair prize presentations at the stage.
10.40: 10K presentations at the stage.
12.00: Race village closes.
This week’s training plan: