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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I am yet to start my plan, but can see a lot of effort has gone into making these plans. Looks great well thought out and comprehensive! Can’t wait to start.
for a very fair Price
#gettingitdone Running Cap
I was looking for a no-mainstream cap, an original cap that has something to say and with interesting colours and designs. Beautiful, soft inner texture and solid lock. 100% recommended.
Used BP intermediate marathon training plan. Was a bit skeptical at the beginning cause there are a lot of very long runs (up to 37k) , I sticked to the plan to the letter and even if it's demanding I finished Berlin marathon strong.
I was not aiming for a PB as I wanted to enjoy the atmosphere, finished in 3h28m48s and I am super happy with my time and the whole experience.
Thanks for the plan that I will follow again for sure and thanks for your videos.
Fast delivery brilliant product
Followed Bens 3.45-3.15 plan for the last 15 weeks. Brilliant and clear plan and really easy to follow and change sessions to suit you. Finished in 3.15.12 with a big 11 minute Pb🥳 can’t recommend these plans enough for anyone wanting a good structure to training. Thanks Ben for all your work. Chris
Fantastic Product - used it on arrival for a 6k easy run - very comfortable, good sized shield as I wear glasses & very breathable - sorry had not yet a chance to take a Selfie with it!
I tried a few of the plans available online and, while nothing beats in-person coaching or group sessions, Ben's plan is the best I experienced so far. It got me motivated to go out and do those sessions the best I could. I was under-prepared when I started (hope can only get you this far...) but the way the plan is structured with tailored pace zones allowed me to adjust based on my objectives and how I felt each day.
The only thing I'd possibly ask would be for a bit of variety in the warm-ups. I've done these in group sessions before and it would be nice to pick and chose instead of always doing the same drills.
Unfortunately, I couldn't go to the end of the plan because I got COVID and then got injured but it'll be ready for when I need it for my next attempt. I'm actually thinking of getting one for a half-marathon for next spring.
It fits exceptionally well and is a great length! I recently completed a half marathon, and I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to stand out.
Bought for my friend. He loved it and commented on the quality of it.
Very comfortable to wear, looks and feels great 👍
Comfortable and light weight, material is of exceptional quality!
I’ve been buying Ben Parkes hats for 6 years now. I’ve tried other brands and these are the best. For comfort, style, moisture wicking. These are what you want.
Thanks Ben, Sarah and Ben’s Mum. Hat delivered with a note from Ben’s Mum (lovely gesture). I wore the hat last weekend when the sun was still shining ! Fit was easy to adjust and it was comfortable to wear, light and breathable. Looking forward to trying it out on longer runs on holiday later this year 👍
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