So last Sunday I just finished my Marathon with the time of 3:09:14 and I'm quite satisfied with it.
I would say this is a great plan to follow if planning to run 3:15 or faster. I did missed a few workouts during the 15 weeks build-up due to a little niggle here and there but that's okay because after week 12 I felt stronger than before, after completing all the long run's training, going into the race.
I will absolutely be using this plan again for my next Marathon build-up and see what can I achieve!
Love the structure and variety of workouts. Past 2 marathons used Strava’s marathon plan which was good but needed something fresh! Recommend this plan to a friend who also bought it straight away! Brisbane 2023 is the target, sub 3.10! Previous PB of 3.20 in NZ. Let’s get it! Thanks guys keep up the good work!
Only been following for a week. But seems well structured and balanced. Will post how it goes. Previous pb of 3.04. Hoping to do sub 3 by end of year. It's too hot and humid here in South Africa right now to pb.
I have been using the plan now for 4 weeks and the sessions although hard seem to be getting results.. fingers crossed I can. Complete all of the sessions before race day.. it is clear and easy to follow.. the pace guide is a fantastic feature
I've used a lot of Ben Parkes programs over the past four years, and they always helped me achieve my goal time. I used this program last year for a sub-three-hour goal at the Gold Coast marathon. Due to a snap-lockdown, the marathon was cancelled a few days out, but we were lucky to find a local Sri Chinmoy marathon a couple of weeks later. I finished the race with a 3:02 marathon which was a 33minute PB. I was over the moon with the result, especially given the 300metres of elevation in the race. If I could have run the Gold Coast marathon, I would have got my goal time. I'll be having a crack again in 2023, and I'm hoping for a sub-three marathon. Thanks for the programs, Ben and Sarah! Hopefully, we'll see you both in Australia soon.
Extremely happy with this plan so Far , having followed the level 3 marathon plan previously and ran a PB of 3.26.42 for my first serious marathon training plan , cannot recommended these plans highly enough ( especially if you put in the work ) cheers guys looking forward to the next one !!
I followed Ben's programme aiming at a sub 3:10 Marathon and Chicago qualifier.....got a sub 2:55 and a Boston qualifier instead!
The plan always felt just spot on for me. Workouts and volume were just right to challenge and improve myself without causing overtraining.
I arrived fresh to the finish line, and my last miles were the fastest. Therefore I know I could jave actually done even better. I will never forget my last corner.
Thank you Ben, hoping to work with you for a new challenge and a sub 2:45!
Well structured and has plenty of variety. Also, doesn’t take itself too seriously and allows for flexibility, which is missing from most plans. Seems designed with the fact that people work/have family commitments and other things going on in their lives, so I’m finding that even with a busy job and a toddler I can still make this work.
This is the third BP plan I have used and I really like the format of them, that they are distance based, progressive and full of supporting info but easy to follow. I would happily pay more! £6 is selling it short IMO.
I've followed Ben for a few month's on U-Tube and he seems to talk a lot of sense so when I found out I'd be running the London Marathon for the first time I decided to buy one of his programs. I am now just starting week 4/15 and loving it! The pacing chart is very useful and helps keep you on track! i really like the little comments at the end of each week to tell you how you should be feeling or what to focus on. Nice one Ben! Great job! I have also bought the long sleeve running top and a hoody and both are fantastic!