Training Advice & Tips

British Airways Run Gatwick

Training Advice & Tips

Whether you’re running your first 5k, or aiming for a PB in the half marathon, it’s helpful to start with a training plan to keep you on track. Read on for some helpful hints and tips on injury prevention. 

Injury Advice

It’s important to know the difference between having tired, achy legs from training, or if you’re at risk of picking up a serious injury.  

Our partners at Spire Gatwick Hospital have created some helpful video shorts with specific medical injury advice.  If you would like to see one of their specialists, please contact them here.

Videos by Ben Rogers (Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon)
Videos by Richard Freeman (Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon)

For further information on injury prevention and training tips, you can also check out the following blogs from our experts:

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Coronavirus Update

We are sure you are all wondering if British Airways Run Gatwick scheduled to take place in just 8 weeks time is still going ahead. In light of the fast moving developments around COVID-19, regretfully we have taken the decision this weekend to postpone the event. Whilst we are extremely disappointed for us and all of you who have been training, our first priority is always to protect the health and well-being of our runners, volunteers, partners and the wider community and this is coupled with the need to not put additional pressure on our local and emergency services.

Our new date for the event will be Sunday 18th October and we absolutely intend to deliver the full British Airways Run Gatwick experience for everyone but as you can appreciate, the next few months are uncertain and therefore we will keep you updated regularly.

We are also aware that many other running events are also postponing to the Autumn period and British Airways Run Gatwick may clash with them and we know that many of you will have to choose between us and other great events. There’s nothing we can say other than we really hope you will still join us. Your entry will automatically be carried over to the new date so there is no action for you to take.

We know you may have some questions particularly around deferrals and transfers, so please bear with us over the coming days as we want to ensure a streamlined and consistent response to you all. Updates will be emailed directly and posted on the Run Gatwick website and our social media channels. Please could we ask you to wait for those updates rather than emailing or asking for updates via social media, this will really help our small team in these difficult circumstances.

Our running and local community are incredibly supportive and we’d like to thank you in advance for your patience, understanding and continued support whilst we work on new plans to deliver a fantastic event experience for everyone in October.

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