After using one of Ben's Marathon plans, which got me a sub 4 hour on my first Marathon, I have purchased the 5k improver to wedge in before Brighton training block begins. These plans are great value for money and it doesn't matter if you work in miles or kms as these plans cover both.
Very easy to follow with even suggested paces for the various workouts for the time you are aiming for
I thouroughly recommend giving one a try
I am on my third plan now. I’ve PB’d in 10k, HM and hopefully I will achieve my goal with 5k too. These plans are detailed but easy to follow. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed them and it’s given me the focus I needed.
Keep up the great work and thank you :)
Ben Parkes' 5k advanced plan was easy to follow, motivating and totally doable. I really enjoyed the structure each week. After a month of knee injury holding me back at the start of the season, this plan finally got me to a sub-20 minute 5k, a time I had been chasing for so long! Thanks so much!
Awesome plan which allows some flexibility around every day life. Can shift days around to suit you. Garmin watch never told me I was in the wrong training zones and always showed a performance benefit on the harder sessions. The plan ended with a 31 second PB, dropping under the 20 minute mark for 5k (19.41). Thanks Ben and Sarah!
I really love the fact that the plan is so well colour-coded. It looks really important hanging there in the kitchen and reminding me of doing my workout; these are really well thought through and give you a good mix of interesting and effective things to do. love it so far!
This is such a great value for the price. Even if this plan doesn't work, it gives a great baseline to work off. It's great to have an experienced runner like Ben lay out a detailed plan and explain everything. I haven't finished the plan but I am already seeing improvements.
Followed this plan to a t and did a 5km PB on a solo time trial. Well structured and pace guides help a lot. Can’t wait to get back racing again as I’d knock another chunk of it. Thanks Ben for plan