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Mighty Hikes

Training Zone

Welcome to your Mighty Hike Training Zone

We have worked with the experts at Running With Us to create a training guide for each Mighty Hike. Each guide includes a 15-week training plan and all the information you need about finding the right kit, preparing for different terrain, preventing injury and nutrition.

Our top 5 tips

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Happy Feet

Make sure you spend time trying on different shoe styles to find something with good support and grip that suits you, and take a fresh pair of socks to change into halfway through your hikes.

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Have a routine

You might need to rework our training plans so they fit around your lifestyle and that’s ok. Schedule in the sessions for the days and times that give you the best opportunity to focus.

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Don’t just walk

As well as hiking try to fit in some cross-training such as cycling, swimming and gym work which will quickly enhance your fitness and make the miles feel easier.

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Fuel and recover

Throughout your training make sure you are drinking lots of water, eating well and resting when needed to reduce the risk of injury and fatigue.

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Rain or shine

The changeable British weather is all part of the challenge, so make sure you check the forecast before each hike and dress sensibly.

Mighty Hikers' Stories

What a fantastic event. Good to meet so many enthusiastic people on the wonderful journey. Superb organisation by Macmillan, thanks to everyone involved. My first Mighty Hike but definitely not my last!

Tony, Yorkshire Dales Mighty Hike 2021