Just interviewed Steve Way for Trail Running mag, the Commonwealth Games 10th marathon runner who used to be almost 17 stone and smoke 20 a day – he’s getting into off-road running…read all about it in next issue on sale 6 Nov. Anyway, so he gave me some absolutely FANTASTIC advice for giving your absolute all on race day.

Steve before 2007 and then now! Read the next issue of Trail Running mag (out 6 Nov) to find out the outrageous thing Steve does immediately after every one of his target key races!
Steve before 2007 and then now! Read the next issue of Trail Running mag (out 6 Nov) to find out the outrageous thing Steve does immediately after every one of his target key races!

Simply think about all the hard work you’ve put in prior to the race – the early mornings, the missed social occasions, the lost hours spent making a dent in your sofa in front of the telly, and think to yourself, “It would be absolutely ridiculous if I didn’t give this race my all just because I couldn’t be bothered for a couple of hours during the race.”

So if you’re racing this weekend, say this to yourself, and GO FOR IT!