The incredible benefits of running on sand...
1. You burn 30 per cent more calories! Running on sand makes you work harder. With each stride, your feet sink a little, forcing you to exert more energy than running on tarmac, and burning around 30 per cent more calories.
2. Regular sand running can help prevent injuries! Running on sand without trainers forces your smaller, stabilising muscles in the knees, ankles and feet to work harder than running on roads. Therefore, continual beach running and strengthening of such muscles may help to prevent common road injuries.
3. Beaches are a natural assault courseTo put your agility to the test, jump over small piles of driftwood or pools of water, and race the incoming tide for short spurts of speed work.
4. Give your joints a break. A study by Griffith University, in Queensland, Australia, found that landing on soft sand increases the time in which our feet sink into it. The overall stress of pounding on the lower joints, such as ankles and knees, is reduced. Sand running also allows you to give your calf muscles a good workout without the risk of any impact injuries, and can also reduce the risk of shin splints.
Entry into the event is open to everyone of all abilities as long as you are aged over 15 on the day of the race. Online entry is the quickest method and we do not charge a transaction or handling fee for debit/credit cards.
Standard Adult Entry Fee £16.00
UK Athletics Registered Club Members Entry Fee £14.00
Fylde Coast Runners Members Entry Fee £12.80
There may be entries available on the day (don't risk it though), and these will be charged £5 extra.
Postal entries will not be accepted.
AWARDS & PRIZES
All runners receive a commemorative medal at the finish line, along with drinks and snacks to help you recover from your run. Individual race winners are awarded prizes in the following categories:
First 3 Male winners in the race
First 3 Lady winners in the race
First Male Veteran over 40/45/50/55/60/65+
First Lady Veteran over 35/40/45/50/55/60+
The awards presentation will take place back at the registration area at approximately 11.45am.
Please be there to collect your prize as it may not be possible to post or send it on to you.