Whether you’re gearing up for the 42km marathon or the 3.5km family run, it’s essential to prepare your body and mind, to get the most out of your run. At MidCity, we love wellness and fitness and want to help you out this running season. 


Train to last! 

As soon as you sign up, it’s time to get training! To build up your stamina and strength be sure to join a variety of classes available at Virgin Active. Avoid fatigue halfway through by putting in the time for pre-training and your body will thank you! 


Look the part

Now that your training is underway, you need to think about what to wear to give yourself a little edge. Kathmandu and Rebel have you sorted with incredible running specific ranges. Think light, breathable fabrics that won’t hold you back. 

And of course, don’t forget about your feet! Make sure they are comfy and supported in a new pair of Sketchers sneakers. Be sure to wear them in a little before the big day to avoid blisters. 



Get the gadgets 

Grab a few gadgets to keep you motivated during prep and the run. There is nothing more annoying than earphone cables getting in the way or even worse, falling out! Be ahead of the pack with Wireless Sport Bluetooth Earphones. Enjoy your favourite pump-up playlist without the worry. 

If you really want to go all out, a Smart Watch is the ultimate running assistant. The easiest way to track your progress as well as monitor your heart rate, breathing, pace and more. You won’t need to worry about lugging your phone around, with all your essentials and music on your wrist. 



Recovery Time! 

After all that prep and the run itself your body will be screaming for a little TLC. Be sure to stock up on your favourite muscle recovery bath soaks and creams from Chemist Warehouse. Add these to your post-training ritual to avoid injury and boost recovery.

After the big run, why not treat yourself to a relaxing massage at My Healthy Massage? Soothe any muscle niggles and feel your aches and tension melt away.