I have been using the plan now for 4 weeks and the sessions although hard seem to be getting results.. fingers crossed I can. Complete all of the sessions before race day.. it is clear and easy to follow.. the pace guide is a fantastic feature
I've used a lot of Ben Parkes programs over the past four years, and they always helped me achieve my goal time. I used this program last year for a sub-three-hour goal at the Gold Coast marathon. Due to a snap-lockdown, the marathon was cancelled a few days out, but we were lucky to find a local Sri Chinmoy marathon a couple of weeks later. I finished the race with a 3:02 marathon which was a 33minute PB. I was over the moon with the result, especially given the 300metres of elevation in the race. If I could have run the Gold Coast marathon, I would have got my goal time. I'll be having a crack again in 2023, and I'm hoping for a sub-three marathon. Thanks for the programs, Ben and Sarah! Hopefully, we'll see you both in Australia soon.
Extremely happy with this plan so Far , having followed the level 3 marathon plan previously and ran a PB of 3.26.42 for my first serious marathon training plan , cannot recommended these plans highly enough ( especially if you put in the work ) cheers guys looking forward to the next one !!
I followed Ben's programme aiming at a sub 3:10 Marathon and Chicago qualifier.....got a sub 2:55 and a Boston qualifier instead!
The plan always felt just spot on for me. Workouts and volume were just right to challenge and improve myself without causing overtraining.
I arrived fresh to the finish line, and my last miles were the fastest. Therefore I know I could jave actually done even better. I will never forget my last corner.
Thank you Ben, hoping to work with you for a new challenge and a sub 2:45!
This is the third BP plan I have used and I really like the format of them, that they are distance based, progressive and full of supporting info but easy to follow. I would happily pay more! £6 is selling it short IMO.
I've followed Ben for a few month's on U-Tube and he seems to talk a lot of sense so when I found out I'd be running the London Marathon for the first time I decided to buy one of his programs. I am now just starting week 4/15 and loving it! The pacing chart is very useful and helps keep you on track! i really like the little comments at the end of each week to tell you how you should be feeling or what to focus on. Nice one Ben! Great job! I have also bought the long sleeve running top and a hoody and both are fantastic!
So far so good! Clear and easy to follow with a great pace chart!
Fingers crossed I reach my goal!
A well written program. Quick access. I would follow them on social media. Great tips and running concepts.
Another 5 star review.
Followed the level 4 plan and did a half and full marathon pb. Half was just a warm up race and not even giving it 100% (4 second pb) as thinking long plan instead of the race.
Sessions are easy to follow. The range makes it easier to know what pace I need to be hitting. Gave me the confidence going into the race I could do a pb. Which managed to knock 96 seconds off. Down to low 3:12. Will be following the plan again next year expecting to go under the 3:10 and hopefully lower. Will be following Ben's 5/10km plans in the meantime.
Absolutely loved this plan (Level 4 Marathon). Had previously used a free one I found on the internet, which led to a 3:28 but with huge wall-hitting round 30k. This Ben Parkes one was much more fun and much more effective, and I just ran 3:15 with a big negative split (and an even bigger smile on my face, including during the last 10k). Thanks Ben, highly recommended!