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Gold Coast school gets marathon advantage

Benita Willis, 2004 World Cross Country Champion and four-time Olympian gave the next generation of runners at one lucky school today the inside tips on how to run this year’s Gold Coast Marathon.

In celebration of Global Running Day which encourages kids to get active through running, students at Ashmore State School were put through their paces by Willis as winners of the Gold Coast Marathon Schools Team Challenge.

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Fuel your Gold Coast Marathon

If you’re training for the Gold Coast Marathon it’s important to pay attention to how you are fuelling your running in the lead up to and on the day of the event.

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Kickstart your kids into running

Getting your kids to run is also one of the best ways to encourage new friendships in the wider community outside school- running as a kid has enabled me to make life-long friends who I still keep in touch with in now my thirties.

Here are some quick tips to instill a passion for running into your kids:

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5 ways to keep your training on track

Benita Willis shares her five tips to help you reaffirm your goal and get back on track as you head into the second half of your training plan.

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Setting new goals

Recovery, refocus and setting more goals

So you’ve run the Gold Coast Airport Marathon and had a wonderful run or may not have done quite as well as you would have liked. Either way, you’ve felt the post race let down, maybe had too many big nights and sleep ins. You’re ready for another challenge but what do you do?

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