North Pole marathon
When running 26.2 miles becomes easy where do you go from there for your fitness fix? The North Pole of course. This marathon will cost you €12,000 (£9,500) round-trip so you might as well kit yourself out well. With the £320 Recon HUD Goggles you can keep your eyes from freezing while taking your mind off the cold by watching whatever you want on the heads up display streamed from your mobile.
Loch Ness Marathon
What better way to spot Nessie than to cruise around her home on foot? You’ll want to catch her on camera so a good zoom is important but since you’re running something smaller than an SLR is a must. At £350 with a huge 20x optical zoom and plenty of digital zoom from the 18.2MP sensor the suitably compact Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V is ideal for catching the Loch Ness Monster on camera.
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If you can handle hills, this 6-mile route offers one of the most beautiful sessions of pain, with the perfect Aegean sea rewarding you at the bottom. But you should probably keep an eye on your old ticker with a heart rate monitor, especially in that heat, so grab a Polar RCX3 GPS for £260 that includes an external chargeable GPS so you don’t have to worry about battery life and can take it nice and slow.
Central Park, New York
If you’re ever in New York and don’t just want to eat giant pizza slices and get neck ache looking up tall buildings, take a run in Central Park. Not only will you feel like Dustin Hoffman in Marathon Man (minus the painful tooth extraction) but you’ll be able to run with like-minded fitness fans. Plus you can do it with a well-priced pair of Nike trainers that are far cheaper across the pond. We recommend the LunarGlide +4 id for £115 including your own full customisation.
Horseshoe Park, Rocky Mountains, Colorado
If remote and breathtaking are your thing Colorado is for you. But as much as you want to be a lone wolf this remote location will mean a little assistance to get there is a must. Chuck the £280 Garmin Nüvi 3590LMT in your car and you won’t need to worry about getting lost. Being eaten by bears on the other hand we can’t help you with.
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