Marathon Training

Forget The Facebook Likes And Enjoy The Journey Instead

Jonathan Young | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Young

For sure, I would miss out on a medal, a t-shirt and 97 Facebook likes. But how does a hefty medal compare to the resilience gained from grinding out those long runs (and many quinoa salads)? How does 97 likes stack up against achieving a hitherto unachievable goal?

You Don't Need Lycra To Call Yourself A Runner - You Need A Reason

Jackie Scully | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

It's not always pretty - says the woman with the terrible gait, fluffy chemo-styled hair, dodgy hips and injury-battered body. But, what's so brilliant about this great leveller of a sport, is that however you do it, wherever you do it and whatever technique you use to get round, you get to call yourself a runner.

What Your Shopping Says About Your Marathon Training

Jackie Scully | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

It worries me that I can identify a proper one from a supermarket fake on a blind taste test (and that I have actually conducted said test). It worries me that I ordered a kilo bag from Amazon the week before a race and there weren't any left by the time we got to the start line. It worries me that I choose to eat them before dinner as a snack - along with my parents.

Ten Tips For Training For Your First Marathon

Alana Gray | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alana Gray

Got a spring marathon or half marathon coming up, getting nervous, and scrabbling for some last minute training tips?! Having trained for the last three years for a marathon (yes I only ended up completing one, but that's neither here nor there...;-)) and with three half marathons under my belt I feel like I'm at least semi qualified to give this advice!

My Marathon Story: Blood, Sweat and Many, Many Tears

Lucy McGuire | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Sport
Lucy McGuire

Running this event was something I'd felt an overwhelming urge to do for many years. But when my eldest sister, Joanne, unexpectedly passed away in 2004 following a life of severe epilepsy, my casual interest in running became a coping mechanism for unbearable grief.

Marathon Training: What Trainers to Buy?

Vikki Stone | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vikki Stone

I have a lot of friends doing it this year, and they're all diligently posting on social media how far they've run, what gels and shakes they're using and showing off sparkly new trainers. There's been a number of things I've had on my 'to do list', and getting better trainers has been one of them.

Five Offensive Office Habits of the Marathon Runner

Tess Agnew | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tess Agnew

Your time is measured in weeks counting down to race day, and your life squeezed in around your training. I get it, because I'm this person too. Over the past couple of years of regular running I've perfected the following five offensive office habits that only marathon runners will understand.

Ten UK Supergyms for Endurance Athletes

Will Ross | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Will Ross

In many ways winter is the best time to kickstart your training regime - festive eating sessions are inbound, New Year's resolutions must be met and the judgement period that surrounds Valentine's Day looms closer.

London Marathon - #RunnersProblems

Jack Wilson | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Sport
Jack Wilson

I'm finally back into the swing of training for the London Marathon having got over my latest injury. It feels great, but it's also reminded me of all the stupid little things that annoy me when running. If you're out for over an hour you've got far too much time to think about things...

10 Things They Don't Tell You About Marathon Training

Charlie Watson | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Watson

Running is not always pain free, however as soon as I cross the finish line I forget about the pain. Same thing with signing up for races. If you're pushing for a PB it can hurt like hell, but the pain is worth it for the high at the end!

Five Reasons to Run the New York City Marathon

Charlie Watson | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Watson

The ballot is closed, results are drawn on 26th March and a few thousand lucky runners will get that congratulatory email they've been hoping for. Sadly many more will be left disappointed, however, the ballot isn't the only way to get into the New York City Marathon.

Train for a Marathon in Three Days Flat - The 10 Dos and Don'ts

Bill Coles | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

There are a few things that you can do before the marathon that might help... Running is not one of these things. Should have done it months ago - but you didn't, and now you've only got three days left to train for the thing. Did I mention that you're clinically insane?

How To Win The London Marathon: Training Tips, Nutritional Advice, Inspirational Quotes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The London Marathon is fast approaching. And while intensive training will have been underway for months, it's important that runners make the mos...