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Olympian advice for July mini-marathon

PUBLISHED: 16:54 21 April 2010 | UPDATED: 11:39 23 August 2010

AN OLYMPIC marathon runner has appeared at a shopping centre to promote an annual 10k run. Liz Yelling, who finished 25th at the 2004 Athens Games and 26th in Beijing four years later, joined staff at Sweatshop on Tuesday to give advice to would-be athle

AN OLYMPIC marathon runner has appeared at a shopping centre to promote an annual 10k run.

Liz Yelling, who finished 25th at the 2004 Athens Games and 26th in Beijing four years later, joined staff at Sweatshop on Tuesday to give advice to would-be athletes.

Yelling (pictured) has recently taken time out but hopes to be running competitively again soon.

The 35-year-old said: "The key is to maintain consistency in your training. There's no point going crazy for a week then having two weeks off.

"You're better off to do a little bits frequently to bring your fitness levels up.

"As for your diet, keep it balanced. In the run-up to the race, eat carbohydrates for all meals.

"Maybe start with cereal for breakfast, pasta for lunch and sandwiches for dinner."

Hosted by Bluewater for the fourth year, the mini-marathon on June 13 is open to all.

The race will start and finish at Bluewater taking participants past the 50 acres of lakes and parkland then onto Greenhithe and Stone.

To enter it costs £20.00 and everyone who registers will receive a special race pack.

Visit bluewater10k.com for more information or to download an application form.

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