Marathon training

Tips, guides, and advice to support you.

Training guides Making every mile and #everystep count

Our weekly articles from our partners RG Active, will help you answer all of the questions you have about preparing for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon. 

We're with you every step of the way, so together, we can be there for every child.

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5 essential tips to keep you hydrated

5 essential tips to keep you hydrated during your training.


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6 tips to avoid running injuries

5 top tips every runner should follow to get ready for race day.


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The warm-up race

Try and prepare for the marathon by signing up to another race! Read how you can benefit from taking part. 


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Improving fitness and reducing injury

Make sure you give your body a breather and try different types of exercise to help improve your strength and endurance.


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Helping you on your journey


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Team NSPCC Fundraising App

Don't worry if you haven't reached your fundraising target yet. Our Team NSPCC App can inspire and motivate you with some great fundraising ideas. You can download it through Google Play or the App Store.

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If you've already got your place for 2017, we'd love you to join our team.

There's no minimum fundraising target, just have fun and raise as much as you can.

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Look out for updates, helpful tips and motivation from your fellow NSPCC runners.

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