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AND THEY’RE OFF!

Last month we introduced you to the three women making up our Big Marathon Challenge team in 2018! Now their training is well under way, we catch up with them to see how they are getting on

Running a marathon takes perseverance and a whole heap of motivation. It’s an exciting journey, but even the most dedicated marathoner knows it’s tough to get to the start line.

Here at Women’s Running, we’ve decided to make the marathon journey that little bit easier for three women, with our Big Marathon Challenge! Together with our sponsor, ASICS, who have kitted out the team, and coaching partner, Full Potential, we are supporting them every step of the way to reach the start line of the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon on 8 April 2018.

The New Year has well and truly begun, which means the women are getting to grips with their personalised training plans. We caught up with them to find out how they’re getting on…

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CAROLINE STAFFORD

Age 37

From Oakham, Rutland

Occupation Self-employed baker and owner of the-kitsch-hen.co.uk

How is your training going?

Really well. It’s full on and challenging but I’m really enjoying it. I like mixing up the running with strength work in the gym and it’s great to feel the improvements

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About Women’s Running

Discover the healing power of running with the March issue of Women’s Running, on sale 25 January. Find out how running can help treat depressive disorders, clear the mind and manage stressful life situations. And hear from women who have experienced these benefits for themselves, such as cover star Charlie Watson, who shares how running – and blogging – has helped her to manage stress and anxiety. Keen to start running but daunted by the prospect of having to run for miles without a break? Discover Jeff Galloway’s hugely successful Run Walk Run training method, which has helped thousands to start running, stay injury free and even qualify for the Boston Marathon. We’ve got all things marathon training covered in this issue, too. You’ll find three 12-week training plans for beginner, intermediate and experienced marathoners, as well as expert advice on getting marathon fit on reduced mileage. Plus, don’t miss our recipes for delicious, homemade fuelling snacks or our leg-focused strength-training workout, both supporting your stamina and strength, whatever your training goals.
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