Are you ready for your autumn marathon?

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September is here and, for many, preparations for your autumn marathon will be well underway.

As you get closer to the date, it is even more important that those preparations go well. If things go wrong before a 5k, 10k or even half marathon, it doesn't seem such a big deal as you can easily find another one in a few weeks time but the marathon is a different kettle of fish as recovery takes much longer. Here we bring you ten top tips on how to achieve your marathon ambition. The first is perhaps a little late for those of you who have a marathon planned in the next eight weeks but there is good advice on fuelling, hydrating, recovery, stretching and planning for everyone who will be running 26.2 miles this autumn. Good luck. Read more here.