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Tue 29 Aug 2023 · Nick Kershaw
A Beginner's Guide to International Marathons: Why Start with Guatemala
Considering your first international marathon? How about broadening your horizons to a race that offers more than just miles and medals? Welcome to Guatemala, a destination that will redefine your running experience in the most fulfilling way.
Fri 23 Jun 2023 · Nick Kershaw
Exploring the Enchanting History of Antigua: Our Home for the 7th Guatemala Impact Marathon
We have moved our Athletes' Village right into the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage town of Antigua - here's why!
Tue 5 Sep 2023 · Nick Kershaw
Running with Purpose: The Synergistic Impact of SERES, Youth Leadership, and the Guatemala Impact Marathon
The Guatemala Impact Marathon is not just a race; it's a catalyst for social change, woven deeply into the fabric of SERES' year-round initiatives. This piece delves into how the intertwining of youth leadership, impact runners, and SERES' activities is pivotal for shaping a resilient, sustainable future for Guatemala.
Mon 4 Feb 2019
4 reasons to run up an active volcano
Running through the lava fields is probably as close as you can come to running on the moon, the black charcoal rock jagged on either side creating a strange sense of unfamiliarity yet a desire to go on and explore.
Thu 20 Feb 2020
Guatemala Impact Marathon: From dream to reality
Orginally, we were looking at The Global Goals and pinpointing place the right communities to tell specific stories that we wanted to tell. That just shows how naive we were back then - and it was in the planning of our Guatemala race that we realised that the Impact platform only becomes powerful when communities tell their story, not the other way round.
Wed 18 Jan 2023 · Nick Kershaw
ChatGPT wrote a poem about our run in Guatemala...
It was late. I was about miss the deadline, nothing I wrote was clicking. It was time to test out what ChatGPT knows about volcanoes, trail running, and Guatemala.
Tue 17 Dec 2019
Pablo: The main man of Guatemala Impact
The Guatemala Impact Marathon helps create friendships, not just partnerships. Even after Impact Week, I am able to stay behind and see the difference that Impact have made on those they work with. Impact’s important goal of helping as much as they can is something I believe in, the joy of helping. Helping a community pays back way better than anything else I know of.
Mon 8 Jun 2020
What's in a medal? The story behind an Impact medal
When we started out, we knew that in order to mark the completion of what is likely to be one of the hardest race of each runner’s life, we would need something pretty special. A momento to be treasured, displayed with pride, and that innately tells the story of the community.
Thu 31 Aug 2023 · Nick Kershaw
Adapting to Tropical Conditions: An Evidence-Based Approach to Training for International Marathons
While long-distance running offers a plethora of physiological and psychological benefits, the task becomes considerably more complex when subjected to the harsh climates characteristic of tropical regions. This article aims to provide an in-depth, scholarly discussion on the most effective strategies for acclimating to tropical conditions, with the ultimate goal of enhancing athletic performance and minimising health risks.