This is the third Ben Parkes training plan I will be following, this time for the Scottish half in September. The previous two were absolutely perfect and enabled me to smash my goals for both a 5K and marathon distances. The plans have the right amount of detail and the workload is spread in a way that is manageable and challenging in equal parts.
Having by chance met Ben when he was out running, I can only say he’s a great guy and deserves all the support he gets from us buying his fantastic clothing and plans :)
Hi Ben, really love the training so far. The workouts are great. And so happy to have it miles&km. Would it be possible to get 16week plan for HM. As I am now 14weeks away. I started week 1 , 2weeks ago. And will go back to week 1 after week4.
Photo: Boston Marathon 2021 - 3h05
Just started the 4th week of a level 5 HM plan and absolutely loving it. It’s testing me to the absolute limit but is fun as well. Thanks Ben
Loved the plan, it shook things up more than those I've done in the past, and I managed a PB of 76:28. Happy days!
This is my second plan from Ben in a year. First I got my 10k PR done, now it was time to get under 1u25 in the Half Marathon. It's insane how good this plan works. I finished in 1u21 and did 6(!) minutes from my previous PR which a ran just 6 months ago. Wearing a Ben Parkes hat, of course helped me as well. ;-) Next up: Marathon sub 3 plan! #gettingitdone
I've just finished week 1 of the program and I'm very pleased. A great guide and easy to follow. My race is off-road and I mix it up with club runs so I can't follow it too the letter but thats fine. Anyone who asks about training programs I also recommend Ben Parkes.
Hi, I am in the third weekend of the program and I am very satisfied, I recover quickly between runs and feel improvement ... We will wait for the official measurement day of the half marathon, believe that if I can stick to the program I will be satisfied and of course a good result. I bought the shoes and you have a part in my decision through the social networks you responded to my question, thank you so much so far. Enjoy following you on the networks