Training Plans

Looking to put together your training schedule for your upcoming running event? We have some suggested training plans here to help courtesy of  The Running Bug for you to take a look at.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned athlete there are training hints and tips, and loads more information on their website too, click on the logo to find out more.

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Marathon 16 week plans

Beginner – designed for a beginner runner who would like to run a marathon and for more experienced runners who have not run longer distances for some time.

Intermediate – plan suitable if you’ve already run a 10k or half marathon and would now like to step up to full marathon distance.

Advanced – suitable if you consider yourself to be a fairly advanced runner with experience of completing half marathons and marathons and are looking to better your marathon PB.

Half Marathon 12 week plans

Beginner – designed for a beginner runner who would like to run a half marathon and for more experienced runners who have not run longer distances for some time. Its focus is on getting you to a level where you’ll be able to complete the half marathon distance comfortably.

Intermediate – if you’ve already run a 5k or 10k and would now like to step up to half marathon distance.

Advanced – suitable if you consider yourself to be a fairly advanced runner with experience of completing half marathons and are looking to better your PB.

10K 8 week plans

Beginner – designed for a beginner runner who would like to run a 10k event. Its focus is on getting to a level where you’ll be able to complete the distance comfortably.

Intermediate – suitable if you’ve already run a 10k and would like to improve your speed

Advanced – suitable if you consider yourself to be a fairly advanced runner with experience of completing 10k runs and are looking to better your PB.

5K 8 week plans

Beginner – if you’re determined to start running but are struggling to get off the couch then this is the perfect plan for you. Simply follow this plan day by day to build up your confidence & stamina and say hello to a happier, healthier you!

Intermediate – suitable if you’ve already run a 5k and are now looking to improve your race time.

Advanced – suitable if you consider yourself to be a fairly advanced runner with experience of completing 5k runs and are looking to better your PB.

Techniques

Fartlek/ Interval /Speed Training
Hill Training
Tempo Training
Long Running
Other websites and training plans are available. ERUK are not qualified to give training advice. We strongly recommend that you train for the run and prepare for the challenge. If you have not exercised before or for some time, or have a medical condition – consult your doctor for a check up.