I don’t often do the same races many times in a row, however, the Windsor River Trail Half Marathon by F3 events is a definite exception. This was my third time completing it, and my 9th half marathon this year, coming close to getting 12 of them under my belt as my personal challenge for 2017. This post is slightly introspective, so you might want to check out the reviews I wrote in previous years in 2016 and 2014 with more details on the logistics. Why do I love this race so much? I just can’t get enough of the…

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I was very much looking forward to doing this race to test out my new training formula: Clean eating and good hydration + reduced and carefully monitored weekly mileage + functional cross training + regular physio prehab routine (stretches and flexibility work, foamrolling, glute strengthening) + good quality recovery =  RACE READY BODY In training for this half marathon, I never went further than 16km – for fear of breaking down last minute and I also did not see the point of running the full distance in training when the last 5km in any races can be run on adrenaline and sheer gut.…

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Not having completed any half marathons since my latest injury, I thought the best way to ease back into longer distances was to do a distance between 10k and the half marathon distance aka a 15km run. This was my first race this year so I was very much looking forward to it. The event is organised by F3 events – they offer various other events around Dorney Lake such as swimming, triathlons and duathlons; and different running distances such as 5k, 10k, 15k and 20k. People tend to use these runs around the lake as tune up races for bigger events…

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