Local running experts shared their training and race day tips with seasoned runners and those new to the sport, at a free running seminar ahead of the BHGE 10K Running Festival on Sunday 5 May.

Organised by race organiser, Sport Aberdeen and title sponsor Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), the evening welcomed four experienced speakers, including four time BHGE 10K women’s category winner, Fiona Brian.

Fiona, who runs for Metro Aberdeen, represented Scotland at the British Half Marathon Championships in London on 10 March and took home the top prize in the women’s division of Denmark’s Lillebaelt Half Marathon last May, shared her journey into the sport and offered personal advice to attendees ahead of race day in six weeks’ time.

Keith Gerrard, Director of Healthy and Active Communities at Sport Aberdeen, said:

“We are delighted to have Fiona share her experiences and it is my hope that her story will inspire more people to sign up for this year’s race, whether it be to beat a personal best or raise money for one of the ten affiliated charities.

“Events like the BHGE 10K Running Festival are part of Sport Aberdeen’s ongoing commitment to create opportunities, inspiring people and changing lives through sport and physical activity.”  

Joining Fiona were representatives from Run4It, Sport Aberdeen's Health and Wellness team and RGU:Wellness who covered a range of topics including nutrition, hydration, preventing injury, what to wear and how the gym can help your training.