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Running a marathon is no easy task. The Limassol Marathon takes place at the end of March; here are some essential pieces of equipment you may need along the way.

Running trainers

When training for a marathon, the most important piece of running kit is a good pair of trainers. It is crucial to buy a pair that is suitable for your foot type. You may simply need neutral shoes, but most people need support shoes or motion support shoes. These take into account personal biomechanics and whether your foot rolls too far when running. This can be uncomfortable and cause injury. As a fast marathon, it is essential that runners running the Limassol Marathon have the right shoes.

Foam Roller

Many marathoners can’t live without their foam rollers. These cylindrical foam pieces can be used to perform self massages and can help stretch tendons and muscles, as well as increasing blood flow and relieving muscle tension. Foam rollers are great alternatives for those who perhaps don’t have the time or money for professional massages.

A Watch

A watch is something that all marathon runners should own. A simple watch is fine; even better though if it has a stopwatch, lap memory, split memory and workout memory. Some watches include specific functions for marathon running such as a training log which remembers best and average laps. As the Limassol marathon is a flat marathon, it is a great opportunity to set a personal best time, and so a watch is needed to keep you on track.

A Hand-held Water Bottle

27 miles is a long way to run and you won’t make it without water along the way. The Limassol Marathon is run in the sun and so water will be essential to keep cool and hydrate you along the way. Limassol might be a coast marathon but that’s not the sort of water you want!

A Bum Bag

This is a useful thing to have to carry your nutrition on the run and other necessities. Some of the more expensive waist packs have specifically designed pockets to carry you keys, cash and electronics. The sports specific ones often have hybrid mesh technology which circulates air between you and the bag so it won’t feel hot and constricting.

Blister Prevention

As your distance increases, you may be increasingly prone to blisters and so preventative methods are essential. Lubricants are available that are specifically designed to prevent blisters and chafing in vulnerable areas such as your feet, underarms and inner thighs.


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