Training plans and tips
Training for Shine
Shine is a non-competitive event. It’s about people of all ages coming together to raise money to help beat cancer.
Find the right training plan for you
We’ve put together some great training plans for you to use:
Top training tips
These are our top tips to make sure you're safe and comfortable whilst you train:
- Buy and wear in a supportive pair of trainers – don’t wear new ones on event night!
- If you need advice on finding the right pair of trainers, head to a specialist running shop
- Train with friends. It’s a great excuse to have a natter and stay motivated
- Walk at a pace that feels comfortable and vary your routes – gradually increasing the time you walk
- Warm up and cool down before and after any exercise to reduce your risk of injury
- Wear comfortable clothes for long distance walking – we recommend layers you can take off as you warm up
- It's important to drink before, during and after exercise – don't wait until you’re thirsty
- Take a look at our healthy living tips on lifestyle changes that will help you as well as training
On the night of Shine
On the night we’ll stagger the start so that we can make sure everyone sets off safely, without overcrowding. Our commentator will let you know when “power walkers”, “striders” and “strollers” need to make their way to the start area. It’s good to have an idea of what category you/your group fall into in advance of the big night.
You’re a power walker if...
You think it’ll take you less than 6 hours to walk the full / 3 hours to walk the half
You’re a strider if...
You think it’ll take you less than 9 hours to walk the full / 4.5 hours to walk the half
You’re a stroller if...
You think it’ll take you less than 12 hours to walk the full / 6 hours to walk the half
Walked all over cancer this year?
Well done and thank you for being one of our 16,000 Shiners.