Plymouth Marjon University wish to make you aware of a preparation workshop that we are running before the Plymouth 10k. We will also have a 'Psyching Team' present at the event itself, and we have a research project on the go that you may want to support.

10k Preparation Workshop at Plymouth Marjon University

Feeling anxious about the 10k?

Unsure how you will go the distance?

Curious about how you can improve your PB?

Or perhaps interested in the science behind your performance?

Plymouth Marjon Uni will be running (pun intended) a preparation workshop for the Plymouth 10k. This workshop is particularly aimed at inexperienced runners, but the content will also be relevant and useful for experienced runners.

The workshop aims to help you to finish the 10k, perform well, and enjoy the experience. The workshop will be delivered by sport science and psychology experts, using the latest research, and it will cover:

  • Mental preparation, including setting goals and managing nerves
  • Nutrition before and during the 10k
  • Hydration before and during the 10k
  • Pacing strategies

The preparation workshop will be on Thursday 5th October from 19:00 until approximately 20:30, in the Plymouth Marjon University Sport and Health Centre. It is free, and there is free parking available on campus.

So that we can prepare, please use the below to register to attend. We look forward to meeting some of you on the 5th.

Our 'Psyching Team' at the 10k

A team of us will be present before and during the 10k to support you. If you're feeling nervous before the event start, we'll have a small team near to registration (look out for our "Plymouth Marjon Psyching Team" blue sign!). Come and talk to us!

We'll also be there to support you at each km. Look out for our motivational signs and listen for our words of encouragement. We'll even run or walk with you for a while, if you like!

Our research

Please support our research by completing this 10 minute survey. We're looking to learn how you get guidance on the mental side of running, and how you would prefer to receive guidance. The responses will be used to help share expertise with runners like you, in the most effective ways.

We look forward to seeing you before or during the 10k.

The Plymouth Marjon Team

Alister McCormick CPsychol

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

BPS Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist

HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist

Faculty of Sport & Health Sciences

University of St Mark & St John

Derriford Road, Plymouth,

PL6 8BH, England