Marathon Foundation Programme

If you’re a newer runner, a runner returning from injury, or your recent training has been disrupted or irregular, you may benefit from a foundation period prior to starting full marathon training.

The aim of this period is to build your aerobic capacity and strength, and to condition your body in preparation for the bulk of marathon training.

The Run with Ben Marathon Foundation Programme is a six-week programme that gradually builds your running, alongside your strength, so you’ll be fit and firing to begin marathon training.

There are two options:

Online Only (£49):

  • A six-week plan, delivered in two batches of three weeks
  • Strength training routine
  • Unlimited email support
  • Further guidance on cross training, nutrition, and other elements important to your running
  • Fully bespoke to you

Online and In-Person (£109):

  • For those local to East London
  • Includes all of the above, plus three one-to-one coaching sessions


Keep scrolling for more info, and to get in touch with any questions or to get started!

How does it work?

A Chat

Whichever option you choose, we’ll start with a chat by phone or email (or in person) to find out a bit more about where you're currently at with your running, along with your marathon goal(s), running experience, health and your available time to commit to running. This will help me see where you are now and how best to get you ready for the start of marathon training.

The Programme

I'll then work on a Personalised Training Programme for you based around your other commitments. If you've booked one-to-one sessions, we'll also work out a good time to meet for the first session.

Please note that Terms apply (nothing scary!) to all Run with Ben coaching. 

Unlimited Support

I’ll be on the end of an email whenever you need support.

We'll work together to build your fitness and enjoyment, and to get you ready to hit the ground running with your marathon training.

After the six weeks you can choose to continue with Run with Ben marathon coaching to help you hit your potential, or head off to pursue your own training.

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Get marathon-ready today:

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