Why runners love Shanghai Marathon

2017 Shanghai International Marathon took place on Sunday Nov. 12, and here is why our runners from 8 countries, among the 28,000 marathoners,  enjoyed it so much. Huge LED screen I have seen street signs and coverage in the media in some major city marathons, but still Shanghai Marathon surprised our runners. The huge LED screen on the high-rises in Shanghai was busy during the whole weekend welcoming, encouraging, and congratulating …

2017 Beijing Marathon improved

Beijing Marathon kicked off at Beijing time 7:30am September 17 2017, with 30,000 runners crossing the start line. All runners enjoyed a clear blue sky and fresh air, compared with heavy smog in earlier years. Many runners had to slowed down their planned pace due to strong sunshine. According to Beijing Meteorological Bureau, the temperature when marathon started was 19℃ (66℉), and the highest temperature …

2017 CFLD Beijing Marathon

Beijing Marathon will see its 37th edition this Sunday, Sep. 17 2017. 30,000 runners will start from the biggest city-center square in the world – the Tiananmen Square and finish near the Bird’s Nest, the main stadium for 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Beijing Marathon holds a special  position in runners’ mind. Chinese runners love it, for it being the oldest annual …

“My unregretful choice”

Zhanhe Wang, 67 years old, a retired worker in Jilin City, Northeast China, is a marathon enthusiast. His figure appears on the streets of his hometown at 4am every day.   10km (6 miles) morning running is his daily life, and he has been doing it for 41 years,rain or shine, winter or summer. If you would have been to Northeast China in …

Qinsheng Su, the “Chinese Forrest Gump”.

The tenth running of the Yellow River Estuary (Dongying) International Marathon was held on May 7th,2017 and was the 236th marathon of Qinsheng Su’s life. Qinsheng Su is famous in China for his passion for running marathons and is known as the “Chinese Forrest Gump.” He has been running marathons for 15 years and his goal was to participate in over 200 marathons …

Get the best out of aid stations on your next marathon

Get the best out of aid stations on your next marathon

Whether you are a seasoned runner or it’s your first race, make sure you take advantage of the aid stations made available by race organizers. Aid stations are important places where you can get the much needed energy and replenish your body. Start with water In those early miles of the race it is more than acceptable to drink water. …

What to do in the hours before your next marathon

What to do in the hours before your next marathon

You have spent months preparing yourself for the physical and mental challenge of running a marathon. Your mind and body are ready to hit the road and start. Planning has been the key to your fitness, and now it is all coming together. Don’t forget that your plan should include your pre-race preparations. Many runners overlook these at their peril. …

Tips how to protect your feet while running a marathon

Tips how to protect your feet while running a marathon

Having healthy feet is a must for all marathon runners. You don’t want blisters, calluses or fungus infections ruining your face. To avoid these there are some simple procedures you can take to protect your feet. Choose your socks wisely To help reduce moisture build up wear polypropylene or wool socks. They don’t hold the moisture in, but rather allow …

Two issues effecting a marathon runner’s greatest asset: their feet

Two issues effecting a marathon runner’s greatest: their feet

Runners of all shapes and sizes need to remember that their feet are the greatest asset. If you don’t look after them you aren’t going to achieve your best during your next race. Like ballerinas, runners don’t have nice feet. If you have been running for a while you’ll know what we mean. Most regular runners suffer from blisters, calluses …

5 ways to keep your skin looking great during marathon races

5 ways to keep your skin looking great at marathon races

Whether you are running a race in China, or at any other premium racing location, you’ll find that your skin can become damaged from constant exposure to the elements. Running marathons is a great activity, which has a lot of health and social benefits. However, you want to look your best, and not allow your skin to suffer just because …

Avoid making these 5 mistakes when Training for Your Marathon Part II

Avoid making these 5 mistakes when Training for Your Marathon

Running a marathon is a big deal. It includes both mental and physical challenges. Adequate training is therefore crucial. Organising international races for both experienced and amateur runners has left us witnessing different training styles and methods. We have seen it all, the good and the bad. To help you avoid the most common mistakes of marathon running, we put …

Avoid making these 5 mistakes when Training for Your Marathon Part I

Avoid making these 5 mistakes when Training for Your Marathon

Spring is around the corner which means marathon training is knocking on your door! Running season starts in about 8-12 weeks, so it is time to put your head down and take your training a little more serious. Especially if you are looking to compete internationally, preparation is key. Some of the biggest and best races are coming up in …

5 Ways to avoid the most common mistakes of marathon running

5 Ways to avoid the most common mistakes of marathon running

Making mistakes is human. Especially when it comes to sports and physical activity, you will learn and grow with each race and training. But there are common mistakes that you can avoid without having to experience them yourself. We have recently compiled a list of them – Part I and Part II – to make sure you get the most …