We trust everyone has gotten off to a flying start this year with resolutions and that you have all your goals for 2023. One thing is sure, we are always looking to improve our results and performance, whether we are seasoned runners or getting off the couch for the first time. What better way than to get some tips from a top performer and coach?
Our Africa Marathons Coach, Nick Bester has created a quick video on his Top 3 Tips for how to start running in 2023. Check out the video below.
Before we get into the video, if you don’t know our coach, we would love to introduce him to you…
Nick is a South African runner living in London. He is a full-time coach and we are proud to have Nick on board as our Africa Marathons Coach.
He initially got into running by committing to do the Comrades Marathon in 2014. After finishing in a time of 7h 14min and managing to get a silver medal in his first Comrades (down run), he wanted to train a little harder and have one more year’s experience to tackle the Comrades Marathon (up run). He took this challenge on and completed his second Comrades (up run) in a time of 6h 58min. The challenge wasn’t over and he knew he could get faster so he was back the following year (down run) and finished in a time of 6h 28min, finishing 73rd overall.
Comrades is in his blood and Nick is planning to be back to run Comrades in 2023. He was part of Team Africa Marathons’ Comrades 2022 team and helped all 33 of our runners complete the race under the 12-hour cut-off!
Tips for New Runners:
1. Commit to a Race (we have 6 incredible marathons that we can start you off with)
2. Focus on the variables around running i.e., sleeping and nutrition
3. Add some structure to your training
Check out the video above for more info on these tips.
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