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Finish with flying colours

What could be more fun than going out for a 5K run to raise money for charity, whilst getting showered with a rainbow of colours to celebrate the occasion? If you don’t mind getting messy, Run or Dye events are a blast. You’re free to choose whatever pace gets you across the finish line and if you need help counting down, there’s a convenient volley of bright and bold powdered dye to get through which marks each kilometre. For maximum technicolour effect, don some white basics and simply follow the colour trail. (Register and find upcoming locations across the UK at runordye.co.uk)

Work it out

Power through your workout with these clever fitness essentials JABRA SPORT ROX wireless earbuds After you’ve loaded up the power playlist, make sure you pair it up with specially-designed workout earphones to ensure a session free of distractions. These snug, lock-in earbuds provide super-clear Dolby sound to help you meet every beat and will survive the most gruelling workout and even rain-soaked conditions. When not in use, built-in magnets hold the earbuds together neatly and conserve battery power upon contact – brilliant. And they look pretty darn good too. (£119.99, jabra.co.uk) TRUBE app Don’t underestimate the power a taskmaster…ahem, personal trainer can have on helping you train safely and more efficiently. If you’re at a loss of where to find one, this app will help connect you with a qualified and TruBe-vetted personal trainer who matches your desired intensity levels and workout preferences (from high intensity interval training to ballet barre). State when and where you’d like to work out and your trainer will meet you there, props and all. You can even rope in …

Give me a break – how about a Good Vibes yoga holiday?

When your mind and body calls for time-out, a yoga retreat may be just the thing to help you find your mojo again. Tucked away amongst beautiful green surroundings with an unbeatable view of Turkey’s ‘turquoise coast’ is Suleyman’s Gardens, a charming farm with a fully-equipped yoga shala overlooking the farm’s vegetable garden and further afield, the Mediterranean sea. It makes for an ideal setting to relax and unwind under the expert tutelage of Good Vibes fitness studios founder Nahid de Belgeonne and Glow yoga and Pilates teacher Ruth McNeil. The week long holiday begins with daily dynamic morning yoga sessions, incorporating Pilates, to prepare you for an energetic Vinyasa flow, whilst afternoon sessions explore more relaxing practices from Restorative yoga to meditation and Yoga Nidra. In between, expect hikes around the unspoilt grounds, boat trips, pool and sea-lounging and massages to soothe aching muscles and aid relaxation. Sustenance includes locally-sourced organic ingredients with much of the food grown on the farm itself. When you’re ready to retire for the day, airy wooden huts set …