Final Running Clinic for Run Garioch 2015

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The second of two Run Garioch Running Clinics will be held at the Garioch Sports Centre on Wednesday, March 4, at 7.30pm.

The Clinic, designed to give guidance and support to all levels of runner, will again be hosted by local athletics legends Fraser Clyne, Mel Edwards MBE and the Men’s Scottish Indoor 1500m champion, Myles Edwards.

Gideon Gathimba, one of Kenya’s finest middle distance runners, will also join the panel for Wednesday’s Run Garioch running clinic.

Gathimba has some amazing personal best times to his credit: 3min 33.63 secs in the 1500 metres, achieved in June 2008 in Rabat; 3:52.98 minutes in the mile, achieved in June 2009 in Ostrava; and 7:49.65 minutes in the 3000 metres (indoor), achieved in January 2009 in Glasgow.

Also, at the Memorial Van Damme meet in September 2009 he set a new world record in the rarely contested 4 x 1500 metres relay. The time was 14:36.23 minutes, and it was achieved with teammates William Biwott Tanui, Geoffrey Kipkoech Rono and Augustine Kiprono Choge.

Gathimba won an international mile race at the opening of Aberdeen Sports Village in 2009 and last Saturday he set a course record of 15:02 in the Aberdeen Hazlehead parkrun 5k.

Race Director Eric Simpson said, “I’m absolutely delighted that Gideon will be joining our panel for the final Running Clinic. To have an athlete of his calibre join what was already an impressive group of experts is simply amazing. I hope as many runners as possible take advantage of the opportunity to come along and learn from him and the others as they enter their last few weeks of training for Run Garioch.”

With less than a month to go until Run Garioch 2015, the panel will take questions from the audience on all aspects of running, including nutrition, dealing with injuries, motivation and getting ready for race day.

Race sponsors Run4it will again be on hand with a display of the latest accessories and provide free gait analysis to help everyone find the perfect shoe.

Entry to the Clinic is £2 for anyone not on the ‘10 Weeks to Run Garioch’ Training Programme.

All local runners are welcome, whether or not they attended the first Clinic in January.

Entries to Run Garioch 2015 are now closed, with all adult races sold out.