Race Ready
FoxTrail is the Winter Running series based in and around the beautiful Foxlake Adventures in Dunbar, East Lothian. The five race series, set to the backdrop of East Lothian’s most iconic beaches, estuaries and coastline, will be centred primarily on the East Neuk of the county between Lochhouses and Belhaven beach, utilising what must be some of the most scenic trail routes in the country.
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Race Ready

Ok the first race is nearly upon us. What is your race day preparation?

A good idea is to start a bit earlier than race day.

When do you start to think about the kit you will need?

Is your favourite race kit in the wash basket? Are your shoes still soaking from the last training run? What socks will be best? Will you need a waterproof?

Well some people just get on with it and grab the stuff they think they will need on the way out the door and that is fine; if you are not a stresser. Others like to make sure they have packed their bag several times before they go to sleep the night before. (and then not sleep because they are worried they have forgotten something)

Wherever you are on that scale having a quick check list is a helpful thing. Here are some obvious options to have on the list:

Off road race shoes: the course is wet and muddy (which we provide as a service J)

Comfy socks that can cope with getting wet

Shorts and or running tights

Race vest/top

T shirt/base layer (long and short sleeved options)

Waterproof top

Hat and gloves

Pins or race belt

Snack food and drink

Sunnies (you never know)

Warm gear for before and after

Bag to leave change of kit in

Change of shoes and socks

Podium kit (you never know)

A big smile


Race day:

Get up earlier than you think you need to so that you can eat a pre-race breakfast

Get to Foxlake on time, remember the race is sold out and there will be a full car park, car share if you can.

Register and get your number early.

Warm up gently and be ready to go at start time

Don’t be your 10 year old self and sprint for the first 100 metres, the race lasts a bit longer.

Remember this is not the world championships or the Olympic games it is meant to be fun.

Most important point have a great time.