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.
I was a bit unsure about a plan for an ultra distance but after watching Ben's Channel and already purchasing some running gear (which is great) I thought why not give a whirl....Help the lad out a bit! The plan is detailed but easy to follow, allows for people like me to have bad weeks and yet fills me with confidence that I can reach my goals and get a time that I want..Its structured well and yet feels very user friendly and you don't need a physics degree to figure it all out.. Cheers again Ben. Keep up the good work.
Having used one of Ben's plans in the past to hit a 10km pb, I thought I'd try another of his plans for my first trail ultra planned in for Feb 2023. Having a simple plan to follow takes the guess work out of the process for a very affordable price compared with other coaching plans available.
The plan is easy to follow with useful tips and comments for each week and suggestions on which are the priority sessions to focus for those inevitable weeks where you can't complete all sessions.
My only comment for improving the ultra plan would be that the pacing charts are difficult to apply to trail runs especially as a lot of my time will be spent on hilly terrain where set paces can't be maintained as on the road. I'm not sure of how best to overcome this, maybe HR charts or power? Either way, the plan itself looks great and has me motivated for my first ultra next year.
Preparing for my second Ultra next year and after looking around I’ve found Ben’s has the most detail. Really looking forward to starting the training and getting it done.
Looking forward to undertaking this plan when I run my first ultra, it makes the distance approachable and less intimidating. Excited!