WITH eight weeks to go before the Launceston Ten, and The Examiner is keen to help improve personal bests for entrants by enlisting personal trainer Kate Pedley.
Pedley has put together training tips, which will be available to follow at examiner.com.au in the lead- up to the 10-kilometre race on June 15.
For the past six years, the race has been recognised as Australia's fastest 10-kilometre road race, attracting elite runners from across the nation.
The race traditionally has been a 10-kilometre-only event, but this year two new distances have been introduced - a five- kilometre run and a two- kilometre event for younger runners.
Pedley's program is suitable for a range of runners, including first- timers or those who may have lost that running spirit but are looking to regain their stride.
Throughout the eight-week program, participants will see their fitness levels increase week to week with a range of cross-training exercises and rest days.
Each Monday, The Examiner will upload that week's training schedule, as well as profile a Launceston Ten entrant.
For more information or to register for the event, visit www.launcestonten.com.au