Happy with the training plan. Helped me set new 5k PR. Also helped me run longer and injury free.
So pleased I chose this training plan for my first marathon. Easy to understand and swap about , but gets the job done. I missed about 4 shorter runs in total due to life getting in the way !! Finished in 4:36:22 at 50 years old . Will definitely be using Bens plans for all future events ,
Used this plan to build up to my first marathon after a knee injury last year. I did my DIY marathon at the end of lockdown, finished strong in 4h12. Now going to use the L2 to aim for that sub-4 next - thanks Ben! Great plan, would recommend for any first time marathoners.
Trained for my first marathon (Athens Marathon the Authentic) with this plan. I am very satisfied, i finished strong in 4h 42m. I modified the plan a bit to include more Hill Repeats as the course is hilly. Looking forward to trying L2. Cheers Ben!
This program is fantastic in so many ways. It’s achievable and realistic! I’m one month in and feeling super motivated for my first marathon. Thank you Ben!
I found Ben's You Tube channel by complete accident, liked the shortness of the strength training video and then went on to his website and found everything I could ever need in one place! Really impressed, and the beginners marathon plan is in full swing now and fits into my lifestyle nicely. Will let you know how Manchester goes in April (2nd marathon).
Week 1 complete. Very easy to understand and targets are achievable
Easy to follow and well detailed - worth following and it builds the base and makes the marathon challenge “enjoyable”!!!
I have been running for about 18 months now, having never run a mile in my life prior to that. I have been building my running ambitions, starting with 5ks and Parkruns, moving to 10ks and then Half Marathon and now I am taking on a Marathon. My aim is to just complete it under 5 hours for my first and this training programme is enabling me to slowly build up my stamina and give me something to focus towards. 100% give it a go
I've downloaded this plan and the next one up, because although I have a few miles under my belt, I'm very slow, so I'd like to try the mileage of the second, with the pace of the first (if that makes sense). They look really clear and manageable so fingers crossed! The last time I did a marathon was in 2015, and it was very tough, completed in something like 5:38. Next year, in September, I am 50 and I would like to break 5 hours on my autumn marathon.