Welcome to week seven of your training plan
The key to successful training is to build gradually. Everyone progresses at a different rate and your body takes time to adapt to the new demands that you make on it.
Hence, it is important not to allow your enthusiasm to override the components of a correctly structured training plan and to always allow sufficient rest and recovery between sessions.
We will be sending out training plans for the next nine weeks via email, if at any point you do not receive your email please contact us.
Consider alternatives. Family and friends may like to take part in the event with you, if they are unable to get a place in the run itself perhaps they would like to do the run (or part of it) at a local gym, perhaps they could be persuaded to compete on an exercise bike or rowing machine and also collect sponsorship.
And remember to take a look at our Challenge page to help with your online donations.
Diabetes facts and stats
Throughout the weeks we will provide you with some statistics and information about diabetes to help your fundraising message have a greater impact
This week: By 2025, it is estimated that there will be more than four million people with diabetes in the UK.
On the sponsorship forms and on the online donations, your supporters will be asked if they would like to Gift Aid their donation. Please ensure that as many people as possible tick the Gift Aid box plus give their full name and address (postcodes are essential) as it allows us to claim an extra 28p for every pound raised. It doesn’t cost your supporters any extra to Gift Aid their donation.