Training Advice

Start building a solid training base and take the first steps towards achieving your marathon goals.

Whatever your ability and ambition, you’ll find the articles below to kick-start your training and guarantee success next time you race.

  • Getting Started
    If you’re new to running, read on to find out how you can make your training go as smoothly as possible.
  • Race Etiquette
    Our guide to race etiquette has everything you need to know for the day, from good manners to your personal safety.
  • Treadmill Running
    Treadmills have some advantages over road running, and can form a key part of your training.
  • Hill Running
    Running uphill is hard work but it can give a real boost to your training, here’s what you need to know.
  • Fartlek Training
    If you fancy a change from your training routine, Fartlek training makes a great alternative to normal road running.
  • Your Perfect Marathon
    If you’re training for a spring marathon, chances are you’ve done most of the hard work by now, so here’s everything you need to know.
  • Strike a Balance
    It’s a good idea to try to start ‘periodising’ your recovery using the following cycles as your guide.
  • How to Run the Berlin Marathon
    We sent London Marathon Social Media Manager Carys Matthews to the German capital to run and review the 2014 race. Here’s how she got on…
  • Pay yourself to run!
    Wise investment of your running pennies can motivate you to pound the pavements. So flash your cash – it’ll pay off!