Be prepared on the day you run a race with these expert tips from three-time 800m British champion Jemma Simpson
1. FUEL UP: 'Start with a breakfast of porridge followed by natural yoghurt and berries - perfect slow-release energy,' says Jemma.
2. FIND A FRIEND: 'Having someone to chat to staves off boredom, so try racing with a friend. I always tackle long runs with my boyfriend.'
3. PREPARE WELL: 'Get your kit ready the night before and then relax. I used to worry about competition, but now I focus on my own progress instead.'
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