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18 weeks: Start when you're ready!

This program has been specifically designed to give you enough time to train before your goal event. Based off evidence based training principals, we have refined this program over the last 5 years to give you the best chance of completing the race, injury free. We train as a group for the major Sydney and interstate races, but if you have a different race, you are more than welcome to follow the program and train with us on your own timeline! 

Who is this program for?

  • Those who have completed a half marathon or two, but haven't stepped up tp the marathon distance yet

  • Those who have completed a marathon, but are searching for a more structured, face to face approach

  • Those who have previously sustained an injury training for endurance events

  • Those who need an extra push to get a PB

What will my program involve? 

  • Complete 7 day program

  • Which includes 3 or more face-to-face sessions per week

  • Weekly email with race, nutrition and training tips

  • FREE Running t-shirt or singlet

  • Mix & match your sessions across our locations

What face-to-face sessions are involved?

At a minimum we recommend:​

  1. Intervals/ technique training

  2. Tempo Run

  3. Strength training

  4. Long Run

Other available classes include:

  1. Cross training

  2. Yoga & reformer pilates 

Where will I train?

For the running, strength & cross training classes, you can mix and match your sessions between our locations:

  • Lane Cove

  • North Sydney

  • Willoughby

  • Ryde

For Yoga and Reformer Pilates you can train at Leap Health and Wellbeing, Chatswood

When will I train?

You will receive a program with all the required/ recommended weekly sessions. You can choose where and when you do your weekday sessions, which may change each week depending on your availability.

On Saturdays we all come together at the Saturday Run Club to do the very important long run. 

Why yoga and pilates?

Regular restorative yoga & reformer pilates practice helps to elongate those shortened and tight muscles so commonly observed in endurance runners, so they retain their flexibility.  When you’re flexible, you can move a lot freer, and not only does your body becomes much less susceptible to injury, you also have a better capacity to build strength and run more efficiently.

How much does it cost?

This year we are thrilled to give you two training options, both of which have been devised to give you the very best training opportunities at the most economical price.

(incl GST)


  • 2x weekday sessions ​

  • Does not include yoga & pilates

  • Free Saturday Long Run

  • Free Running Singlet or t-shirt

  • Free for current members

  • Direct debited fortnightly for the duration of the program


(Incl GST)


  • Unlimited weekday sessions

  • Includes Yoga & Pilates

  • Free Saturday long run ​

  • Free running singlet or t-shirt

  • $4-$9/week current members

  • Direct debited fortnightly for the duration of the program

Common Queries

How fit do I need to be? 

To enjoy the full marathon program and race day, it is recommended that you are able to run or run/walk a half-marathon or similar distance. We progress you safely and efficiently to 42.2km based on your running experience. We are a recreational running group, meaning we love to train hard, achieve PB's and work towards a goal but we don’t take it too seriously and love to have some fun along the way.

How many people in the group?

Our weekday sessions are between 5 and 15 people. Keeping the groups small means that we can give our runners as much attention as they deserve. On the weekend as we all join together for our long run, we get up to 30 runners which means you will always find someone who runs at your pace and to have a chat to.

Do I have to attend the 4 recommended sessions?

No, however if you are newer to the marathon, are carrying an injury or are prone to injury it is highly recommended to attend the strength and technique classes. The long run is an absolute must for all runners, as this is where you get the most race practice both physically and mentally. If you can’t attend all sessions face-to-face, have a chat to us about combining the online and face-to-face program.

Is race registration included?

No, but a running singlet is! You are responsible for registering for the race yourself, so keep an eye out for the early bird registration dates.

More Questions?

Contact us today!