Sydney Marathon Program
May 29: 16 Week Marathon Program
June 19: 12 week Half Marathon Program
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 10 years to give you the best chance of completing the race, injury free. We have training options to suit the busiest of schedules!
Who is this program for?
Those looking to complete their first half marathon or chasing down a time goal
Those who have completed a half marathon or two, but haven't stepped up to 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
Those who thrive off training amongst like minded runners who will push you to achieve your best
What will my program involve?
3 training options (See below)
7-day complete training program for the duration of the program
Weekly email with race, nutrition and training tips
FREE Running t-shirt or singlet
Mix & match your sessions each week as it suits your schedule
Warm up with a coach at the start line
Party with the group at the finish line!
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.
For our half marathon it is recommended that you have been running consistently for the past few months, but this is not a requirement. Get in touch if you're not sure if this program will suit you!
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 face-to-face group sessions?
No, however if you are newer to these distances or you are carrying an injury or are prone to injury it is highly recommended to attend the strength and technique/interval 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, this can be done in the group or solo. If you can’t attend all sessions face-to-face, you will have enough info in your program to complete the sessions solo. Mix and match your face to face sessions to suit your busy schedule!
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.