If you are training for an event, whether it be a 10k up to a full marathon, you’ll now find much more advice and guidance on the following pages.

There’s advice for those wanting to run their first ever marathon as well as numerous ideas for the more experienced runner who is comfortable devising their own training plan.

You’ll not only find guidance on what to include in your plan, but why it is important and what the expected effect such training should have on your body.

There are sections on hill work, strength training, intervals, lactate threshold and endurance runs, with many examples of workouts you could include to bring variety to your programme. So the experienced runner might like to start by taking a look at the “Aspects of training” which will help you focus on what you need to work on to get you race fit.

But don’t forget, the club has well-qualified and experienced coaches who are more than happy, not just to devise a bespoke training programme for you, but, more importantly, to take individual sessions with you to motivate you and assess your progress over the course of your plan. And it’s all FREE – just part of being a member of BSRC.

This has all been written based on my scientific background, personal experience, what I’ve picked up from the many courses I’ve taken and the numerous running science books in my library. If there’s anything you don’t agree with, or want clarification on, then just drop me an email and we’ll sort it out.

Good luck!

Chris – April 2021