Being active is fun and rewarding in itself but adding an element of competition can take you to a whole new level. If you find yourself needing a new challenge, if your routine is becoming lackluster, or if you want to simply up-your-game, then signing up for a competition might be just what you need!
Whatever your fitness level, there is bound to be something out there that will light up your competitive spirit. Obviously, as an ex-Olympic sprinter, my thoughts always go to running first, but you can find a way to set yourself a challenge in any type of sport or activity. Maybe you could challenge a family member to a bike race, take part in a community activity day or join a swim team? I’m going to give examples about running a 5K but my tips can be applied on any type of competition.