Training Zone

Here you will find all the information you need to train for the bournemouth marathon festival.

Training plans
Follow our training plans, provided by Martin Yelling of Yelling Performance 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, for whichever distance you have chosen to run.

Coaching advice and support for runners in the Bournemouth Marathon Festival is provided by Yelling Performance.
Liz yelling
Liz is a two time Olympic marathon runner and Commonwealth Games Medalist.  She was the first British finisher at the Athens Olympic Marathon and lead the Beijing Olympic Marathon for the first 10 miles before being tripped, falling and breaking a rib.  Showing true courage Liz still ran 2 hours 33 minutes to finish the race.  Liz was the top European finisher in the 2008 World Cross Country Championships and has won the National Cross Country Championships 4 times.  Liz is more than an elite runner though.  She is a coach to runners of all abilities - from women who think they can't run, through to aspiring Olympians.  Liz is a regular contributor to health, fitness and running magazines and a speaker at schools, corporate events and shows.

Martin yelling
Martin is the founder and co-host of the UK's number 1 podcast Marathon Talk,  He has a BSC in Sports Science and a PHD in Physical Activity Promotion. He's worked at Loughborough and Demontfort University and is a coach to individuals, groups, corporate and charity teams as well as a writer, speaker and presenter about all things running.  He has worked with marathon runners at all levels from total novices who think they can't do it (but actually can), to experienced elite campaigners.

Training tips
marathon talk - presented by Martin Yelling and Tom Williams.

marathon talk
Marathon Talk is the UK's number one running podcast available for free every Wednesday via Itunes and Marathon Talk.  With around 60,000 listeners each month and a growing running community of 11,000 runners marathon talk is presented by experienced coaches and runners Martin Yelling and Tom Williams The magazine style show features news from the world of running, event reviews and reports, interviews with inspiring champions and real runners, training and coaching advice, and the hilarious Tony's Trials. Marathon Talk is a friendly, approachable and connected community of runners who participate in the shows 'challenges' and support each other. Join in on Facebook.  Follow on Twitter.

marathon talk
Nutrition guides - food and fluid intake are essential parts of marathon training. When you get it right you will give yourself the best chance to achieve your best performance on race day.
Hydration stations on race day - this page will provide you with location details of water and energy stations for the Bournemouth Marathon Festival.

Medical, health and injury information to assist you while training and on race day.

Runners medical resource - this resource is the product of a joint arrangement between leading uk road races and triathlons.