These plans really work! In May this year I ran 10km (slowly) for the first time in a decade, even 5km had been a challenge before that. Come August, and I ran a 10km race and finished at 38:45. Will be moving on to the half marathon plan next.
Having not competed in any 10K races over the past 3 years due to various reasons, I was wanting to start serious training again and was looking for a 10K Running Plan to beat my PB. A few weeks in and I can definitely see improvements in my running including my running times. I would highly recommend Parkes 10K Intermediate Running Plan to anyone looking to get back into racing or returning from injury.
Just Finished my Marathon plan and Marathon, so want to improve my 10km times. It's been a week into the plan and loving it. Great structure and easy to follow and understand. I will be purchasing the immediate Marathon plan next for my next Marathon. Thank you.👍🏻
Bought the plan recently following Manchester Marathon 3wks ago and decided to try & work on some pace for a while.
Just finished Week One which was generally fine although adjusting to faster/shorter runs is taking some getting used to, but am enjoying the plan and feel confident it'll help me reach my target 46mins at the end of June... Looks well structured & challenging.
Really enjoy your program so far Ben! Really fun and diverse with good recovery between runs!
I used this plan coming off a couple of months with no focused training and low motivation. When I started it I felt I was struggling to hit 10k on 50 minutes. By the time I finished the programme I ran a tough 10k just under 44 minutes. I used the plan again for my next two races and I have got down to 41:28! Great plan and easy to follow
Week 2 onto plan, really enjoying it thank you.
After getting injured during marathon training, my return to training has lacked consistency. Having entered a 10k I required fresh ideas for my training so I turned to Ben for inspiration. The plan has given the motivation I required to bring back the focus to my training and opened my eyes to new sessions, which I had never considered previously. Hopefully I will bear the fruits of the hard work in the race in July. I also purchased a marathon plan for my deferred place next year and will look forward to following that schedule. Thank you for the constant inspiration, motivation and passion you & Sarah provide to the running community.
I was running 48-52 min 10ks before I started this plan.
I was never running with variation and I really believe that kept the running interesting and helped me get faster and faster. I followed the plan pretty religiously with Ben's YouTube vids - changing my form etc. and absolutely smashed my pbs for 10k (41:30) and 5k (19:57).
If I had any feedback to give, perhaps adding some gym work would be a good idea. I didn't do enough and by the end of the plan I think my hamstrings would have benefitted from some squats.
Thanks for the plan Ben, I'm doing it again over the next 10 weeks to go sub 40!
I have tried a few plans this last 12 months, but this was by far the best. Sadly I didn't get to do the 10km race that I got this plan for, but did a 5km race not long after and smashed it with a new sub 20min PB (shaved a minute off to 19:38!). This plan was definitely a big part of that and kudos to Ben for making it so easy to use. Love the mile and km pace charts.