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Thursday, 3 January 2013

Top 10 Reasons to Run the Limassol Marathon

The Limassol Marathon is held in Cyprus and will take place on 24th March this year. Here are the top 10 reasons why the Limassol marathon should be the one you choose. 1. Get Fit – The number one reason for running a marathon is of course the health benefits you reap from getting fit. The long term commitment required to prepare for a marathon means you are also more likely to stick with your fitness regime after the marathon 2. The flat course – The Limassol Marathon has a very flat course which makes it ideal for a beginner’s marathon or for experienced runners looking to set a personal best time 3. Perfect conditions – Held in the beautiful mild spring time, the warm (but not too hot) weather makes it a great time of year to holiday in Cyprus as well as providing ideal conditions to run the race in 4. Boost your self confidence – Running will energize you, improve your physical appearance and give you a feeling of accomplishment. All of these things go a long way to improving your self confidence 5. Live a longer life – According to Running Planet some studies have shown that running can prevent the development of diabetes and help manage existing cases. There are also multiple studies that show physical activity can prevent many types of cancer, especially colon and breast 6. Raise money for charity – Choose a charity that resonates with you and get people to sponsor your run. If the feel good factor of completing a marathon isn’t enough you will also feel the high of knowing that you have made a difference 7. Make new friends – The Limassol Marathon is a friendly and fun adventure. It is a great way to meet new, like-minded people. You could even join a local running club beforehand and make new friends at home 8. The coastal course – Unlike so many international marathons, which are run through concrete jungles, this marathon is run by the sea along the beautiful Limassol coast line 9. Become mentally tough – Running is as much about mental endurance as it is about physical. Once you’ve pushed through the pain barriers and spurred yourself on to run a 26 mile race the chances are you will feel like anything is possible 10. Experience Limassol – Head to town a couple of days early or hang around after the race and check out the magnificent culture and rich history of the city of Limassol as well as the legendary local hospitality. The Limassol Marathon is being run on the 24th of March 2013 so get your running shoes on and head to Cyprus for a fun run in the sun! Bio Run by the sea, Limassol is the host venue for one of the most picturesque European half marathons in Europe. It is popular amongst experts seeking flat marathon courses or novices simply wanting to run abroad.

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