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 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Meet the Experts day will be held on Saturday 4 February 2017 at Central Hall Westminster, an iconic venue just metres from the glorious London Marathon Finish Line. Our guest speakers include:

Martin Yelling
Top endurance sports coach and former international runner, shares essential training tips and racing advice
Anita Bean
Sports nutrition specialist and author of The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition, offers crucial advice on what to eat and drink to make your training and Race Day easier
Dr Josie Perry
Leading sports psychologist, writer and three time London Marathon finisher, brings you expert advice to combat nerves and draw on mental strength when the going gets tough
Runner’s World Pace Team
Meet Kerry McCarthy, Commissioning Editor of Runner’s World magazine, and the incredible team of pacers who can help you achieve your target marathon time on Race Day
Baasit Siddiqui
2016 VMLM finisher and star of Channel 4’s Gogglebox shares his memorable experience of running the greatest marathon in the world
Vassos Alexander
Running enthusiast and BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show co-host will entertain you with stories from his latest book Don’t Stop Me Now: 26.2 Tales of a Runner’s Obsession
Footwear Specialists will be offering one-to-one fittings and exclusive offers on trainers and 10% off the official VMLM technical clothing range


This event is free to Golden/Silver Bond runners, who will be sent registration details and information once they have been successfully registered with their chosen charity.

If you have a ballot place, there are a limited number of tickets for the 2017 event available at a cost of just £20. Click the button below to sign up.