Hello! Welcome to Parkes Running!
My name is Ben and I set up Parkes Running with three main goals.
1. To offer great running advice through my YouTube channel, for free, every week.
2. To creating affordable training plans that anyone can follow. While providing highly personal 1-2-1 coaching alongside.
3. To create the best running hats in the world, while offering a line of technical and casual gear that will look awesome on any runner.
It's great to have you on board, let's get this done!
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Great idea foe people like myself that prefer a plan to maintain my fitness till my next bigger race. Its very well set out and flexible if needed. Great value for money as well. Thanks ben
Very Nice Shirt, I like how soft it is..Great Running Shirt!
My goal for Athens Marathon (one of the most difficult marathons) was 3h:25m, previous best 03h:30m. I finished at 03:24:30 and I was relaxed!!! Next year's goal 03h:20m with the same training plan! I have also got from Ben the half marathon plan for Athens Half Marathon 2024!
Super light and very well made,fantastic
A great bobble hat, used it on a run and didn't get too hot with it on, unlike a lot of other hats I've used. Also looks good to be worn as leisure hat
It’s a Christmas Present for my husband.
Can review when he’s had it.😀
In October 2022 I ran the Venice Marathon in 3:53. Then, I decided to buy Ben's plan to aim for a sub 3:30 marathon.
The plan is very well structured, very easy to follow and with lots of different workouts that help to gain confidence running at MP.
I higly recommend it. Thank you Ben and Sarah!!
This plan worked for me. Easy to follow and to manually add into Training Peaks. My previous PB was 3:22 at Chicago in October 2022. I started using this plan after that marathon and I ran 3:04 in Seville in February, and then stuck with the same plan (but moved up the pacing) and just ran 2:54 in Valencia on Sunday. Fantastic value for money! Thank you, Ben and Sarah.
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I'd used this plan at start of the year for Sheffield half in which I knocked off 4.10 of previous attempt so I started with this one on 7th August for Worksop Half which I'd ran twice before. I really enjoyed doing plan again possible due having done before & also weather a lot better lights nights etc. I was hoping I could get my 1st sub 1.40. I not only got my PB Half but came in at 1.39.30!!
Last year's time was 1.45.51 so im very happy to have achieved my goal. Feel like this year I've learnt so much about running & myself.plus I feel stronger and make I point of doing weekly S&C sessions. I've purchased L3 marathon plan for Manchester next year which will be 1st attempt at this distance
10 KM Advanced - L4
Very happy with this hat, had my eye on it from launch, waited until Birthday to treat myself. Msg for Ben & Sarah thanks for all the great content you both provide, it really does help people to be inspired & informed. Best wishes for 2024.
He has the jumper now he has the t-shirt to match.
Gorgeous top, feels lovely present for hubby for Christmas.
I bought this hat because I liked the colorway (especially the yellow stripes) and the Ben Parkes running hats came highly recommended. I was not disappointed. The fit and quality are equal or better than some of the other premium running hats out there while costing about a third less. I thought it just looked good, but today I wore it at a local 5k. I took first place and set a new PB. This scientifically proves the following: stripes make you faster.
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