Fancy Running

The How to Guide to Fancy Dress Marathon Running – Published 13th February 2020

The Ultimate 42 Tips to Successfully Choosing, Running and Winning in Costume!

CHAPTER 1. SO, YOU’VE DECIDED TO RUN YOUR FIRST MARATHON IN FANCY DRESS… YOU FOOL!
CHAPTER 2. SIGNING UP – COMMITTING TO UNLEASHING YOUR INNER HERO!
CHAPTER 3. CREATING YOUR COSTUME
CHAPTER 4. TRAINING YOUR INNER SUPERHERO
CHAPTER 5. MINDSET AND WILLPOWER
CHAPTER 6. PAIN
CHAPTER 7. SPONSORSHIP
CHAPTER 8. PRACTISE, PRACTISE, PRACTISE
CHAPTER 9. RACE DAY
CHAPTER 10. POST RACE
CHAPTER 11. BREAKING RECORDS
CHAPTER 12. YOUR NOTES
CHAPTER 13. ADDITIONAL BONUS RESOURCES

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CHAPTER 1. SO, YOU’VE DECIDED TO RUN YOUR FIRST MARATHON IN FANCY DRESS… YOU FOOL!

Oh no, you’ve decided to take the plunge and sign up for your first marathon in fancy dress. Good on you. You are joining a group of committed (some might say foolish) people who take on this challenge each year for fun.
Looking back, I realise I’ve been a ‘closet’ fancy dress runner for years. It all started when I ran my first London marathon in 2008. I realised in my training runs that there were lots of people in the race and everyone looked the same, give or take. As a spectator it was a tough job to spot ‘your runner’, so, I needed to find a way of standing out… and being only slight extroverted at the time, my fancy dress of choice was… a blue wig. Ok, I know it wasn’t a full fancy dress outfit, but running a marathon was hard enough in those days without donning the full costume!

As time went by, I became better at running and more confident. I entered more half-marathons and marathons and realised I was:

  • Good at running
  • Keen to raise more money for charity
  • Needing another challenge (as if running a marathon wasn’t hard enough!)
  • Slightly mad?

Now, you and I both know that you don’t have to be mad to dress up, but you do need a sense of humour, because you will get laughed at. Your children, partner, parents and even your pets will think you are a little bit bonkers. And that’s where the fun comes from.

So, I’m guessing that, as you’ve downloaded / bought / been given / stolen this book, you did so for a reason… and that’s probably because you want to improve your chances of surviving your first fancy dress marathon. In which case, welcome to the slightly quirky but amazing family of fancy dress runners!

And remember, as they say, once you’ve done it in fancy dress, you’ll never ever go back… life will never be the same!

To order your copy please email us at fancyrunning@malabarconsulting.co.uk