Get set for free Perkins Great Eastern Run training sessions…

Get advice from experienced runners and coaches at a series of free training sessions in the build up to the Perkins Great Eastern Run.


The first session takes place on Wednesday July 12 and training starts with a warm-up at 7pm and will last around an hour.

Runners can meet seasoned competitors who will be acting as pacers to help entrants achieve their personal best on Sunday October 8.

A prize draw competition to win the latest running accessories will be held at the end of each session.

Annette Joyce, service director for city services and communications at Peterborough City Council, which organises the race, said: “Entries for the Perkins Great Eastern Run are already up on last year and many entrants will now be looking to step up their training in order to achieve the time they want on the day.


“These sessions are a popular way to talk to experienced runners and get tips on how to prepare for the day. Often last year more than 100 people would be at these sessions.

“They are led by some of the best coaches in the region and are suitable for people of all levels of fitness and experience with runners split into groups that reflect their ability.”

Runners don’t have to be already signed up to the Perkins Great Eastern Run to go along to the sessions, you can be considering it or merely just want to get some running advice.

Target times for pacers will range from finishing the race in just under 90 minutes, to up to three hours which is the race time limit.


There is still time for local charities to win one of five £1,000 grants thanks to a partnership between The Jane Tomlinson Appeal and Perkins Great Eastern Run. Visit

Visit for more information about pacers, target times and the free training sessions. Entries to the half marathon and fun run can be made online.

Entries can also be made by post or in person at the Visitor Information Centre, 41 Bridge Street, Peterborough.

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