22 Jun

Facebook Clinic

action from the Royal Parks half marathon

The Royal Parks Half Marathon will be hosting a live Facebook running clinic on their page on the social networking site next week. The organisers behind October's event have secured the services of sport scientist Chris McManus of Lucozade to guide people through their training and help them cross the finish line.

McManus will answer all questions on hydration and nutrition in the lead up to the big day, helping all runners with their fuelling strategy on Tuesda, June 28 from 7.00pm until 7.30pm. Simply find the event organisers on Facebook.

The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon is one of the most scenic city runs in the world and takes place on Sunday, October 9, 2011. Starting and finishing in Hyde Park, the beautiful 13.1 mile route races through four of London's stunning Royal Parks. As well as Hyde Park, the event passes through Kensington Gardens, The Green Park and St James's Park.

It offers runners magnificent views of some of the capital's most iconic landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Marble Arch and the Royal Albert Hall along the way.

The 2011 ballot for public places has been completed, but there are still charity places available. For more information, see royalparkshalf.com