Keeping active once you’re back to work

If you have a busy schedule, here are a few tips to help you keep active.

1.Make a plan and stick to it.

2.Limit screen and TV time, to make time for exercise.

3.Try cycling or walking to work.

4.Short online workouts can fit in with your busy schedule.

5.Keep track of your steps and move around each hour to get those steps in. Aim to complete the recommended minimum 10,000 steps per day!

6.Try doing some yoga while watching TV.

7.Set an alarm to take a break and go for a short walk.

8.Try standing instead of sitting whenever you can.

9. Set yourself a challenge and enter one of the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend events today.

Keep Active with our Weekly Top Tips!

Now the Virtual MSMW 2020 Race is over, We want to help you keep race ready, so here is the first in our series of useful tips.

We all know the health benefits of physical activity and it’s as important as ever during social distancing. Here’s how you can stay active, remain physically fit and maintain positive mental health: 

1.KEEP UP A ROUTINE

Most of us have less structure to our daily routines, especially if working from home. Keep a regular routine with your workouts to frame your day and ensure that you do not skip out on exercise. 

2.CREATE PERSONAL GOALS AND TARGETS

This is a great way to stay motivated and keep on track to achieve what you desire.

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3.SPEND A FEW MINUTES STRETCHING IN THE MORNING

Whether you have five minutes or twenty, spending a few minutes first thing in the morning stretching out and mobilising the joints and muscles can be very beneficial for both the mind and body.

4.GET OUTSIDE EVERY DAY

Throughout the lockdown period, The Government have recognised the importance of outdoor activity. As restrictions ease, there is more opportunity to exercise outdoors, so continue to make time each day for some outdoor activity.

Of course running it is one of the most efficient ways to workout. If you’re not a runner, walking can provide similar health benefits.

5.HAVE A VIRTUAL WORKOUT DATE OR FIND A VIRTUAL WORKOUT BUDDY

Find a friend to participate in a virtual workout program with you. This will keep you motivated and is a great way to stay social while maintaining social distancing.

Online workout, home workout

6.TAKE PART IN ONLINE FITNESS PROGRAMS

There are many home fitness apps and websites available that allow for all different types of workouts from home strength training to yoga and maybe even high intensity interval training! 

7.EXERCISE WITH PETS

Running with dog

This is a great way to keep exercise fun whilst spending quality time with your pet.

Let us know how you get on by commenting on our facebook page or twitter feed!

MSMW 2020 Event Update

Thank you all for bearing with us at this difficult time for everybody and, as promised, we have a further update on your Mid Sussex Marathon and Half Marathon entry.

We have been doing our best to keep people informed using email and social media. If you have not seen any of our posts about the decision to postpone races, you can find background information on our website here and the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend website

At this stage we would also like to thank the running community who, despite having to deal with this terrible situation in their own lives, have been overwhelmingly supportive of us. We have received so many messages of support and so, from the bottom of our hearts a huge and sincere thank you. We do look forward to celebrating together the return of normal services.

Just to reiterate our earlier statements, we recognise your commitment in paying your entry fee for the race this weekend and do hope that you consider our proposal to deal with the postponement of the event is fair.

First of all, we are looking to stage the event later in the year and as soon as we are able to confirm those dates we’ll be back in touch.

With a significant number of other events also rescheduling to later in the year a rearranged date may not be convenient for you. Therefore, if you cannot attend the rescheduled date we will offer a free deferral to next year’s Mid Sussex Marathon and Half event.

What to do now

You do not have to make your choice now. We still need to confirm the rearranged event date and 2021 race dates and we’ll hopefully let you have those within the next month (we also need to recognise that venues and landowners are also going through a tough time and will no doubt have workload issues). Once you have those dates you can make a decision then.

Hopefully this provides you with an appropriate update at this time. Our team is currently having to send this and similar messages for over 50 events – and there could be more added to that list as time goes on. Our own staff are currently self-isolating and working from home and so whilst we will get around to answering each and every message, it may just take a little time for us to do so.

We promise to keep you all updated.

Thank you once again for your patience and stay safe. 

The Nice Work Team

Mid Sussex Marathon 2020 Postponed

Following todays UPDATE UKA & HCAFS STATEMENT, the Mid Sussex Marathon 2020 is now postponed and will no longer take place on 23rd to 25th May 2020.

We are in the process of dealing with all the logistical difficulties this brings, such as checking venue availability and will try to reach a decision on a new date as soon as possible. Our aim is to hold the event later in 2020.

If you have already entered , we will contact you directly with details of your options once these are confirmed. Please bear with us in the meantime and keep checking back for updates.

COVID-19 Update from MSMW 2020

We were hoping that the COVID-19 emergency would settle in time for MSMW2020, however with the escalating situation, the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend team are currently in discussion with all parties involved in delivering MSMW 2020 to agree the best course of action and we will confirm our plans as soon as possible. In the meantime, please check the Nice Work Website for their statement about all their events.

We are committed to finding the best solution for our participants, volunteers, partners, and the Mid Sussex community and will keep you updated as this situation develops.

For latest information on COVD-19, please visit the government website.