It's CCapital Climb time: tips to put the finishing touch to your training

2010-08-10 00:00

WITH just over a week to go before the annual Witness Capital Climb, it’s time for you to put the finishing touches to your training programme.

The warm weather has enabled walkers and runners to enjoy longer training hours, but remember that heat adds to dehydration, so be sure to drink enough fluids during training and on the big day.

Plan to walk wherever you have the need. Take a complete break from training for a couple of days before the race. Run or walk for five kilometres on Monday or Tuesday at the pace at which you expect to complete the race.

Make sure that you warm up before starting your run or walk and keep to well-lit areas when training in the early morning or evening.

Your diet should contain plenty of carbohydrates to fuel your training.

If you’ve been following this training programme, you should be feeling healthy, fit and confident.

You can enter the race on Friday at Voortrekker High School from noon to 5 pm or at the city hall on the morning. Entry is R30 per person for fun-runners, R40 per licensed runner and R20 for a temporary ­licence.

Information forms are available at the Witness, Blomeyer’s Appliances and Jackson’s Sports in Victoria Road.

Be sure to stay on after the race as there are prizes to be won, including R12 500 in lucky draw prizes from Blomeyer’s Electrical.

You have to be there to stand a chance of winning, so make sure you’re a part of the 2010 Witness Capital Climb.

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