What’s the biggest training mistake you’ve made?
‘Training for (and worse still, actually running) my first marathon without using gels or sports drinks. It was long before I worked for Rw…and it will never, EVER, happen again.’ – Joe Mackie ‘Taking on my first marathon training plan with too many miles and no strength training. I collected two injuries early on then crashed out with a severe third one two weeks before race day.’ – Georgia Scarr ‘I went for a 17-mile run on a hot day, with no water and two gels I’d not tried before. Dehydration and a blood sugar level that was through the roof saw me doing the final section home in the back of an ambulance.’ – Kerry Mccarthy ‘Running the nine miles home from work one evening I felt a twinge in my groin around mile five. Instead of stopping I finished the run…and was not able to lace up for three weeks.’ – John Carroll