Training

Training Seminars – Meet the Experts!

For many runners, especially marathon first-timers, the run up to the Virgin Money London Marathon can mean the start of sleepless nights worrying: What if I get injured? What should I wear? How far should I have run before the big day?

Every year in advance of Race Day, we invite runners to come and meet the marathon experts. This event, for both new and improving runners, is the ideal opportunity to discuss your race preparation with some of the foremost authorities in the world of distance running and get the best possible advice to help you prepare for the race.

The next 'Meet the Experts' day will be held on Saturday 7 February 2015 in central London. The day's speakers will include Hugh Brasher, Race Director of the Virgin Money London Marathon; Andy Dixon, Editor of Runner's World magazine; Sam Murphy, leading coach and sports scientist; Lisa Thompson, Course Director of the Virgin Money London Marathon; Martin Yelling (top endurance sports coach and former international runner); and Katherine Grainger (Olympic rowing gold medallist who ran her first ever marathon in Virgin Money London Marathon 2014).

Our 'Meet the Experts' day has proved to be invaluable to runners of all abilities, especially to those attempting their first marathon. Expert speakers will discuss training, diet, injury prevention, raising money, pacers groups, clothing and footwear, as well as what to expect on Race Day. Afterwards they will be available to answer your individual questions.         

Our partners adidas will be at the training day selling official Virgin Money London Marathon clothing, so you can look the part in training and on race day. Finding the best running shoes is all about fit, so why not come along and let the adidas specialists advise you on the best running shoes for your style? The exports from adidas will be on hand all day with their foot scanners to analyse you gait so you can be sure you'll  Plus there will be amazing special offers you won’t find anywhere else, so be prepared to shop!

Free Buxton Natural Mineral Water and Lucozade Sport will be available thoughout the day, and the Lucozade Sport Performance Team will also be on hand to provide invaluable nutrition and hydration advice to ensure you're well fuelled and full of energy when your're training and racing.

This event is free to Golden/Silver Bond runners, who will be sent registration details and information directly by their chosen charity.

However, if you have a ballot place, there are also a limited number of tickets available at a cost of just £20. If you are a ballot place runner and would like to attend, click below to book now.

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