CLAIRE MAXTED

How to break out of your com­fort zone and achieve your run­ning dreams

Trail Running (UK) - - Start Line - Words Claire Maxted

Whether it’s 5km or 50km, Claire has news for you – it is pos­si­ble,

‘I think of bar­ri­ers as thick fog: if you take a step towards that mas­sive dark­ness you re­alise it’s only air!’ Emelie Fors­berg, world cham­pion skyrun­ner

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s this how your brain talks to it­self? Thought not. Mine nei­ther, but I’m work­ing on it. Be­cause this is the mind­set you’ll find more help­ful to push beyond your ‘nor­mal’ run­ning lim­its and achieve your dream run. Be­cause your imag­i­na­tion is the first step to suc­cess. What­ever it is, what­ever your level, the all-new, lim­it­less you starts here.

What are your bound­aries?

“The sense of the un­known is of­ten one of the big­gest bar­ri­ers for run­ners,” says Lake­land Trails event man­ager Phil Blay­lock. “I speak to many peo­ple who are con­cerned that they’re too slow to take part in our events or they’re wor­ried that they might fin­ish last. Peo­ple are of­ten re­stricted by their own, of­ten un­founded, be­liefs about what they can achieve and how far

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