Expect the unexpected

We’ve recently published new content on our Sennheiser training site to help you get started in a selection of events (5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon), but sometimes it’s worth knowing more than just the training specifics; for example, do you really know what to expect when you arrive at your chosen race? Have you been brave enough to venture further afield, away from the music, crowds, commercially exciting and larger than life fixtures, or have you always opted for the ‘safe race’ option and one of the country’s world class major road running events?

Before I get started I should make it clear that I have nothing against the bigger events. In fact I’ve been a supporter, participant and event assistant at many of them and I’ll even go as far as saying that for many, they offer the ultimate race experience: race websites bursting with information; comprehensive race packs; supporting training programmes; wave starts; packed goody bags; mobile phone text result updates and photographic mementoes.

Big events aren’t the answer for everyone, though, and it’s good to be aware of the less well marketed events, the local/community 5k or 10k races that can take place literally on your doorstep without any fuss or exuberant promotion.

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