Prepare yourself for City2Surf


Fetch your discarded joggers from the bottom of the wardrobe, because Sydney’s famous and mega-popular road-running event, City2Surf, returns in August for another edition. The annual event will once again see 80,000 healthier people than us taking on the 14 kilometre course. The event is a “fun run” as well as a race, attracting both competitive runners and community participants who can choose to run or to walk.

Are you doing it this year? If so, you might want to take note of some preparatory advice which our friends at Lululemon are organising for you.

They are putting on a series in the lead up to the event, selecting the top fitness minds in Sydney to give talks on running techniques, preparation, taking care of yourself, and performance. Veronika Larisova (personal trainer @ AGOGA, Bondi) will be talking about warming up and cooling down, basic techniques and drills to get your body prepared, improving different components of your running, endurance and lactate threshold, structuring/planning your running training and recovering post-training. Greg Stark (owner and Personal Trainer @ Better Being) will explain the biggest nutrition secret that can affect your performance by as much as 20 percent, what makes Kenyan athletes so successful at long distance running, and three simple exercises to significantly decrease your risk of injury. Rachel Stanley (physiotherapist and Yoga Teacher @ Corporate Physio) will speak about biomechanics for optimal running, how to treat and prevent common injuries while running and how specific yoga poses can improve efficiency and speed in running. Benjamin Lucas (owner and personal training @ Flow Athletic, Paddington) will talk about goal setting, positive picturing, mindful running, breathing and centering and positive self-talk

They are free events, so if you like the sound of them, just RSVP to the below emails and turn up to get some great professional advice on running.

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Find out more about City2Surf at the official website.