20 Mar

Scotland international Fiona Brian to headline Aberdeen running seminar

Scotland international Fiona Brian will be the main speaker at Thursday night’s (21 March) Sport Aberdeen Running Seminar, held in support of the city’s upcoming BHGE 10k road race (Sunday, 5 May).

Brian, who runs for Metro Aberdeen, represented Scotland at the half marathon distance last year. 
 
She took home the top prize in the women’s division of Denmark’s Lillebaelt Half Marathon in May, and competed in the inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon in Cardiff in October.
 
Brian is also an accomplished runner at 10k distance, being a four-time winner of the ladies’ trophy at the City of Aberdeen running event, now in its 32nd year. Her winning time last year (35.11) saw her just miss out on beating the women’s record set by Lyn Wilson by four seconds. 
 
Joining Brian as she share hints, tips and anecdotal accounts of the Granite City road race will be speakers from retailer Run4it, RGU:Wellness and Sport Aberdeen's Health and Wellness Team.
 
Between them they will cover a range of topics including nutrition and hydration, preventing injury, what to wear, breathing techniques to calm race day nerves and how the gym can help with training. The speakers will also discuss cooldown techniques aimed at easing post-race aches and pains.   
 
The presentations will be followed by a short Q&A session and a taster guide running session, billed as a ‘great opportunity to try something new and find a new passion in running’.
 
Doors to the seminar, which will be held at Transition Extreme, will open at 6.00pm; the presentations will start at 6.30pm. 
 
 
Image: Fiona Brian winning the Baker Hughes 10k in 2017