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50 Mile/100K Ultra Plan - L1

£700 GBP
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About this plan

I’ve designed this plan for anyone running their first 50 miler or 100k race who has ideally already run at least a marathon in the past and is comfortable with running 4-5 times per week.

There is a pace chart so you know exactly how fast your runs should be.

Also included is a full glossary of terms so you'll always know what to do.

Loads of tips each week so you can learn along the way and stay motivated!

Everything you need to get you to the finish line of your first 50 miler or 100k and have fun doing it! Come back and let me know how you got on, it's great to hear your stories!

Plan Details / Who is this for?

The first week is 25 miles / 40km.

The biggest week is 51 miles / 82km.

Four to five runs each week.

The plan has both miles and kilometres.

16 weeks in length, with easy to understand structured training with time set aside for you to implement your own strength training.

The plan is best suited to first time 50 mile runners, or those looking to improve on their previous races. Ideally having completed at least a half marathon distance.

Optional Strength Routine Add On

The 'Plan + Strength Routine' option includes the full plan plus 3 integrated "at home" strength routines with warm up and cool down exercises.

Beginner friendly and easy to follow.

No equipment necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the training plans in miles or kilometers?

We have written the training plans in both miles and kms, both of which are included in the PDF file so you can refer to whichever one suits you.

The pace charts are also in miles and km's too.

How will I receive my plan?

You will receive an email with a link to download your plan straight after purchase.

You can also click a link on the checkout success page.

This will download the PDF file to your computer, tablet or phone. 

What format do the training plans come in?

The plans are a downloadable PDF file which you can view on any device or print off.

You will be emailed the link to download your plan.

Please note the plan can only be downloaded a maximum of 5 times. 

I feel I am in between two training plans, which one should I go for?

Each plan gives the number of days of training per week, so we’d advise going for the one which best fits in with your current lifestyle and commitments.

Also consider the number of miles or km's for the first week and peak week and compare that figure to where you are currently.

The best success will come from following a plan that is achievable given your lifestyle and current fitness. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 29 reviews
Róbert Kiss (HU)
Ultra Plan - L1 first week

I used Ben's level1 Marathon plan earlier. I felt really good about it and managed to run my first Marathon in 4:18. I've been running very well since I've been using Ben's plan, I recommend it to everyone! Thanks Ben!

Rosie (GB)

I used this plan to train for NDW50 and despite other unplanned fuelling issues during the race, my legs felt great and it got me to the finish, injury free and feeling really proud. Great training blocks, easy to follow and will definitely be using these plans again in the future. Thanks Sarah and Ben!!

Looks good

50mile plan looks spot on, starts Christmas Day for SDW50. Better let the wife know!

Kj (PH)
50 miles

This training plan is easy to follow. I got sub 9 for my first 80km race.

Linda Linda Wright (GB)
Amazing Plan!

From marathon runner to 50 mile ultra runner! Stepping up the distance was scary but this plan made everything achievable and it fitted in with my life/work commitments. Really easy to follow and it made the training enjoyable and the improvements were clear to see! The race was incredible and this plan made that possible for me. I have entered another 50 mile ultra for 2024 and this plan will be used again! Thanks Ben & Sarah. Would highly recommend for a first time 50 mile event.

Anna Fubini (GB)

This is the 3rd time I have used a plan from Ben and Sarah. Looking forward to seeing the results this time. The first plan with Sarah helped me to complete the Lakeland 50 and I’ll be using this one to reach the qualifying time for the Lakeland 100! Very easy to use and great advice and explanations for the different training runs. Highly recommend and fantastic value for money!!

S.O. (GB)
Easy to follow and keep to

I have completed a couple of ultras before, more on a wing and a prayer, but after 18 months away from the ultra scene I needed to get a plan to get me back on track. This is just the ticket and I can fit it into a busy work life.

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Stacey (GB)
Fantastic Plan!

I purchased this plan after feeling inspired by Ben and Sarah’s video of the Maverick Exmoor Marathon. I decided to sign up for the Maverick Exmoor Ultra Marathon. I ran 59km with 2600m of elevation and I felt fantastic right up until 50km, so I knew the plan had worked perfectly for me. As it was for a 50 mile +, I adjusted the volume of the long runs slightly. The plan is really informative and very easy to follow. It’s in kms and miles so tailored to all needs. Over the moon with my achievement and just wanted to say a huge thank you, not only for the great plan, but also yours & Sarah’s ongoing inspiration on YouTube.

Thanks guys :)

John Taylor (GB)
50 Mile Ultra Plan

Ben, many thanks for helping me achieve my goal on my 50miles for 50years challenge. This plan worked perfectly for me, stepping up from the marathon to dip my toes in the water at ultra distance with a 50K as per the plan at week 13, and then successfully navigating the GB ULTRAS Manchester to Liverpool 50 miler on Good Friday. The structure of the plan and detailed but simple to follow guidance for each session was ideal, with this being the only training plan I’ve ever followed without missing a session and picking up an injury. Maybe it was the cap and not the plan 😉 but either way thanks for helping me #GETTINGITDONE 👍🏻

Alex Press (GB)
50 miler - 100km training plan

Have purchased this plan to help with my first non stop 53 mile ultra. It’s easy to follow and brilliantly set out. Couldn’t resist adding the spring yellow long sleeve to the order too! Thanks team BP!

50 Mile/100K Ultra Plan - L1 - Ben Parkes Running
Parkes Running

50 Mile/100K Ultra Plan - L1

From £700 GBP

Welcome to the Level 1 50 Mile/100k Ultra Plan!

I’ve designed this for anyone running their first 50 miler or 100k race who has ideally already run at least a marathon in the past and is comfortable with running 4-5 times per week. 

(Optional) Add-on: Integrated Strength Training:

Everything you need to get you to the finish line of your first 50 miler or 100k and have fun doing it! Come back and let me know how you got on, it's great to hear your stories! 

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