Virgin Active is giving London Marathon runners free access to selected gyms if they train in fancy dress.
Fitness fanatics should expect to share equipment with giant bananas, chickens and superheroes this week, as the long distance joggers prepare for the mammoth task of running 26 miles across the capital on Sunday (24.04.16).
Race entrants in fancy dress will be able to train in select clubs along the route, including Tower Bridge, Canary Riverside and Strand, as well as Manchester Didsbury and Glasgow for runners living further north.
What's more, Virgin Active have prepared a list of tips which include tapering down your miles in the week before the marathon, carb-loading the day before, and focusing on what you've achieved so far rather than the race itself, to avoid feeling overwhelmed on the day.
For more information, visit www.virginactive.co.uk