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Are you ready for the Gaelforce Howth 10km?

Are you ready for the Gaelforce Howth 10km?


The Gaelforce Howth 10km trail run takes place on October 14th. This run is truly unique and offers its participants spectacular views while also offering a route with varying terrains. The course begins in Howth Castle and continues towards Deer Park golf course. Then participants will ascend Howth Hill before returning to Howth Castle. All participants will receive a race pack including a t-shirt, goodie bag, post event refreshments and timing chips.

Gaelforce Howth 10km: How to prepare

As with any race, it is always important to adequately prepare in the weeks beforehand. Doing so will ensure that you have a stress free race on the day.

Whether this is your first 10km run or an experienced runner, it is important to keep the following in mind when training:

  • Vary your training routes: 
    • As the Howth 10km requires participants to run across varying terrains, it is important to incorporate these terrains into your training sessions. On the day you will be required to run on grass, hilly terrain and on the road. By incorporating different surfaces and routes into your training sessions, you will strengthen the necessary leg and stabiliser muscles increasing your overall running performance and reducing the risk of injury.
  • Avoid overtraining:
    •  It is easy to get into the competitive training mind set especially in the weeks before running a 10km. However, it is also important to schedule rest days for yourself in order to avoid overtraining and to give your muscles the time that they need to repair themselves fully. Doing so, will make sure that your body is fully prepared on the day of the race.
  • Wake up prepared: 
    • The night before the run lay out all of your clothes and prepare any snacks and drinks that you may need. Ensure that you have the appropriate clothing and footwear ready. The less you have to rush and worry the morning of the run, the better. Make sure that you get a good night sleep and a nutritious breakfast and trust that all your training up until now will pay off.

Here at Ballsbridge Physiotherapy Clinic, our physiotherapists are experts in assessing your running technique and in treating running related injuries. If you experience any pain or niggles after completing the Gaelforce Howth 10km, contact us here to book an appointment.

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