Training and nutrition advice

Whether you are participating in your first 5k or fifth marathon, we have compiled easy-to-follow running programmes and nutrition guides for those starting a training regime.

These guides include

  • What to wear on your run
  • What to eat before, during and after your run
  • Beginner running: How to get from the couch to 10k in 6 weeks training plan
  • 10k in 6 weeks training schedule for all skill levels
  • Half-marathon in 10 weeks training plan for beginning, intermediate and advanced runners
  • Training for a Marathon: 15 weeks training plan
  • Guides on intensity levels 

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Page updated 6 October 2021