Mo Farah’s Top 10 Tips For Running A 10K Race

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Can you think of anyone better to help you through your first gruelling 10K running race than Mo Farah CBE? Nope, neither can we.

You might’ve seen him take double gold at the Rio Olympics during the summer. You probably held back the tears as he did the very same thing at London 2012. You may be aware of his European records for 1500m, 10000m, half marathon and two-mile races. You should almost certainly know that he’s the most decorated athlete in British athletics history.

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So when Mo offers you a couple of pointers for how to make it through a 10K race alive, we’re sure going to listen.

Here, the hero himself does just that. He touches on the importance of really nailing your night-before meal (and here’s more advice on what to eat before a race), wearing the right running gear and training correctly (try this 10K training plan on for size). So hit play. It might just be the most important prep you do.

Mo Farah’s Top 10K Tips

  1. Don’t wear new shoes for the race
  2. Eat well the night before
  3. Keep hydrated during the race
  4. Pace yourself so you can finish strong
  5. Don’t wear loads of layers
  6. Make the most of the moment and enjoy it
  7. Warm-up so you don’t pull a muscle while running
  8. Cool down after the race
  9. Increase your training slowly
  10. Run like Forrest Gump

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Mo Farah: No Easy Mile is available on DVD and digital download now. Buy on

Craft beer drinker, Devonian, fisherman and former content director of Coach online, Chris contributed style coverage and features between 2016 and 2019.