Running is the most popular form of exercise in the world, with the number of people taking part in running events growing massively all the time. From a health point of view this is great news, yet many of those slipping on their running shoes for the first time are less than sure of the best way to get started, while even those who have experience need a little help to take their training to the next level.
In this exciting new book, personal trainer to the starts and former international sprinter Matt Roberts brings his considerable fitness experience to bear on the subject, presenting a number of his highly acclaimed running programmes for you to follow at home.
And all you had to do to be in with a chance to win a copy of the book is to answer this simple question:
Which city is hosting the 2012 summer Olympic Games ?
The answer, of course, is 'London', and the lucky winners selected at random from all those who sent in the correct answer are:
Fiona Blackborrow - State Street
Darren Cox - Credit Suisse
Matthew Cross - Hays
Ben Dixon - Royal Bank of Scotland
Peter Fathing - Macquarie
Steve Garvey - Royal Bank of Canada
Greg Hefner - Macquarie
Vanessa McMaster - Resource Solutions
Claire Messenger - Royal Bank of Scotland
Sharon Tan - McDermott Will & Emery
The winners will be contacted directly by Matt Roberts Personal Training.
Get Running includes the basics from good running technique, goal setting and motivation to schedules, preparation and how to deal with injuries and strains. You’ll find the low-down from Matt’s team of coaches and health experts as well as the best advise on running shoes, clothes, accessories and gadgets, and where to buy them. Everything from fun runs and charity runs to clubs, competitive racing, marathons and ultra-distance events around the world are covered. So whether you are preparing for your first 5km charity walk or you are trying shave time off your marathon personal best, Matt Roberts’ Get Running will provide you with the guidance and inspiration you need to propel yourself ahead of the pack.
Published by Quadrille Publishing Ltd
About the Author
As the UK’s leading personal trainer and best-selling fitness author; Matt Roberts presides over a multi-faceted fitness and nutrition empire including 4 exclusive, state-of-the-art personal training centres, a series of 8 books published in over 20 countries, fitness DVDs and an intelligently designed exercise clothing range. In 2006 Matt opened the Matt Roberts Running Clinic, a diagnostic clinic run by a team of biomechanists, physiotherapists and coaches designed to aid the training and understanding of beginners and seasoned runners alike.
Matt’s many television appearances and columns in national newspapers and magazines have gained him a celebrity following which has included the likes of Amanda Holden, Michael McIntyre, James Corden, Naomi Campbell and Trudi Styler. Matt is the main fitness expert for BBC Radio 1 and BBC Breakfast and writes regular features for The Daily Telegraph, Glamour and many other titles.