Full Marathon Plans

Follow our training plans to get you into shape for the Bournemouth Marathon Festival.  Whether you are a beginner or an experienced runner there is a guide that will suit you.

Getting ready for 26.2 - you can do it.
Completing a marathon is an exhilarating experience but it’s no stroll in the park.  Whether you choose to walk-run or run the whole way it will push your physical and mental limits.  It’s a steely test of endurance in many ways and is about so much more than rocking up on the start line and completing 26.2 miles.  When you stand on the start line of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival on Sunday 4th October 2015 you’re going to want to be confident you can achieve your personal marathons aspirations and feel competent in your ability to reach the finish.

The hardest steps to take for many runners are the first ones up off the sofa and out of the front door! The greatest hurdle is making that first commitment.  Taking those first tentative steps outside in running shoes and getting going is easy once you’ve decided you want to do, and can do it, then get on and simply do it!

8 week pre-training schedule - if you have not run for a long time, or would benefit from some extra training before starting your marathon training programme the below 8 week pre-training schedule will really help.

Marathon training plans if you have entered the Bournemouth Marathon these plans are designed for you.