Runners planning on entering one of the Babcock 10K Series events this year will have the chance to train with an Olympian. Derek Hawkins will be leading a training session and seminar on 11 April to help entrants prepare for the events.
Help From Hawkins
The Kilbarchan AAC member competed in the marathon at last year's Olympics alongside his younger brother, Calum.
Derek has designed training programmes for runners aiming to run a 10k in 40 minutes, 50 minutes, or 60 minutes. All abilities are welcome.
After the training sessions, attendees will head indoors to hear about Derek’s personal journey through running, from schoolboy champion to Olympic athlete, coached alongside his record-breaking younger brother Callum by their father, Robert.
Derek has a wealth of practical experience to share and also has a degree in Sport and Exercise Physiology from the University of Glasgow. He will apply lessons learned in his own training to help runners improve. There wil alsol be an opportunity to asks questions on anything from running kit to diet and nutrition, refueling to cross training, goal setting to injury prevention and management.
To learn more about Derek’s training go to the Hawkins Running website. You can let the organisers know you are coming by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Babcock 10K Series follows in the footsteps of the Polaroid 10K Series and features the Helensburgh 10K on 3 May, the Dumbarton 10K on 11 May, and the Shettleston Harriers 10K on 28 May. To enter the Babcock 10K series visit Entry Central.