Hi Everyone

Welcome to another fun and fitness filled PACE magazine.  

It's now officially the festive season so there's always the temptation to give up on training during December.  This may not be a good idea.  Apparently, exercise can reduce the inevitably felt stress levels some people experience during the festive season.  Close proximity to relatives is not enjoyed by everyone!  So what better way to get away than to take yourself out for a run, get some fresh air and stop beating yourself up about slacking on the training – especially if you have a big event coming up.

Talking of which we've our usual selection of featured events to tempt you into training for next year and our future events section will hopefully encourage you to race sooner rather than later.

As always, we love to hear from you.  Tell us your own Handy Hints, nutrition tips, race day triumphs or disasters and anything else you think would be relevant and interesting.  Click here to give us your story.

Handy Hints this issue is about breathing techniques.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our readers.

Best regards

Karen Parry
Many ancient Greek foot soldiers mustered again to re-enact the legendary run from Marathon to Athens that first happened 2500 years ago.  This was one "soldier" at the Athens Classic Marathon.
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