If watching the London Marathon has inspired you to take up running and maybe even enter the ballot for next year’s race, now is the perfect time to get those trainers on and start. Actually getting out on the road is obviously key but making sure your nutrition is on point is another huge part of training effectively.
Personalised protein subscription service Neat Nutrition can help with that, delivering you a customisable selection of premium whey and vegan proteins when you need them, taking the stress out of making those healthy choices. And if you need some routes and races to get you started, we’ve got four of those for you too.
Finsbury Park | Every Saturday
5km parkruns, like the one in Finsbury Park, are the ideal entry points into doing timed runs because they’re suitable for all fitness levels, the courses are simple, it’s just you against the clock, and it’s free. And you can kickstart your Neat programme with a taster too – you get four custom protein blends and a shaker in the Protein Starter Box, plus free delivery!
Finsbury Park, London
Run Hyde Park | 15th June
Starting and finishing at the Hyde Park Bandstand, this 5k or 10k (you can choose which distance you want to do) is a great if you want to try and beat your PB or you want to challenge yourself to a longer distance. Not only do you get to run around one of London’s most iconic parks, you’ll be raising money for Mencap whilst you’re at it. You can customise your Neat subscription plan to fit in how much you’re training. You can control everything from the protein blends and flavours to the frequency of deliveries, so you can refuel more if you’re hitting those extra kilometres.
Hyde Park London
ASICS London 10k | 21st July
Yes the ASICS 10k is about making it to the finish and perhaps getting a PB along the way but it’s also an opportunity to run just enjoy running and to feel empowered in doing so. There’s bands and DJs along the route that also happens to hit some major London landmarks. Running for fun can be just as rewarding as training for a time. Neat Nutrition supports any lifestyle and training goal, whether its running for enjoyment or for that PB with both whey and plant-based proteins, all of which are free from soy, artificial colours and flavours.
Green Park, London
Richmond Run Fest | 14th & 15th September
With a Richmond 5k in Old Deer Park, a 10k around Kew Gardens, the Richmond Half Marathon and the Richmond Marathon, this weekender is called Run Fest for a reason. You can take it easy with one of the shorter distances (it’s not every day you get to run around Kew Gardens) or push yourself into the marathon league. Neat’s single-serve protein powders are perfect for post-run recovery, which comes in very handy if you’re really racking up the miles, and they make a great healthy snack to have on-the-go too.