Marathon training

Tips, guides, and advice to support you on your Marathon journey.

Training guides Making every mile and #everystep count

Our weekly articles from our expert running partners, Full Potential, 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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Get the taper right

Tapering is the important final stage of marathon training. It's time to reduce the volume of your training and prepare for race day.

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7 essential items for your race bag

Your race bag needs to have everything you need for before, during and after the marathon.

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Find your marathon race pace

3 golden rules to finding your marathon pace and running the perfect race.

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Rest and recovery for runners

Rest is vital for runners. Our coaches give their advice on the right quantity - and quality - of sleep to support your marathon training.

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Cross-training for runners

Cross-training is an essential part of your marathon training programme. Our expert coaches, Full Potential, explain how cross-training can boost your running performance.

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The practice race

Taking part in a practice race is a crucial part of your marathon training programme.

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Nutrition for marathon runners

Nutrition tips for marathon runners, including sources of carbohydrate and protein, to support your marathon training programme.

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1-2-1 training support

Our expert running coaches Full Potential are offering personalised marathon training plans to all of our amazing runners. Whether you're a beginner, or an experienced runner, they can help.

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Get in touch

If you have any fundraising questions or concerns, we'll be happy to help. Call our helpful Marathon team on 020 3772 9720 or email marathon@nspcc.org.uk.

Helping you on your journey

Get in touch

If you have any fundraising questions or concerns, we'll be happy to help. Call our helpful Marathon team on 020 3772 9720 or email marathon@nspcc.org.uk.

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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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