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.
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!!
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.
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 :)
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 👍🏻
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!
🏃🏻♂️ I purchased this plan to help me focus and stay motivated for my first Ultra marathon. I aim to run the Centurion Chiltern Wonderland 50 mile ultra 2022 and wanted a plan that would prepare me for this event. I like to prepare early and give my body lots of time to build up the mileage gradually to avoid being injured and find the Ben Parkes plans very informative and easy to follow. The plan suits my running as it gradually builds mileage and allows recovery time as well. Iam also taking part in a virtual 100 day 400 mile challenge and can use the plan to keep me on track to complete this also.
Thanks Ben & Sarah 👍
I purchased this plan to help me with the training for my first official 100k race.
I looked at many plans and chose this one due to the varied training sessions and also great value. I am currently half way though the plan and so far it has been great. I enjoy the variety of runs and feel it is working me enough without overtraining with the long run builds and recovery weeks. I am confident that I can complete the plan and have a successful race in February.
50 Mile/100K Ultra Plan - L1