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Sport Canterbury has provided these helpful 6 week training programmes to ease you into running and gradually build your fitness before the event. Print them out, put them somewhere you can see them, and then get going!

[10km training programme]

[3km training programme]

You can mix up the walking and running options to suit yourself. It helps to remain active on your rest days too. Try walking or cycling to work, going for a swim, or any other sports or exercise you like.

Check out our local walkways and parks for a bit of variety in your training and to give your legs a break from the hard footpaths. Remember that some gentle stretches will help take any stiffness or tiredness from your leg muscles.