Marathon and running packages

Marathon Training

First marathon or looking to improve your PB?

Taking part in a marathon requires months of preparation to improve conditioning, strength and fitness.

The running experts at PHP can help anyone prepare for a marathon, regardless of their fitness level or experience:

  • Non-runners
  • Beginners
  • Intermediate runners
  • Experienced runners

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Never run before?

Don’t worry. We will start by helping you to make some lifestyle changes and create a realistic fitness plan to help you slowly build your fitness level. As your fitness improves we can start helping with some more advanced techniques to improve your running style and ability.

It may be possible to compete in a marathon in your first year, but for most the goal will be to enter a marathon for the following year, allowing plenty of time to slowly build.

With PHP you can achieve your goals.

Rick Fielder Running

Beginner or Intermediate

Most marathon entrants are people who already run regularly and are looking to challenge themselves. Unfortunately there are many who are either unaware of marathon training or feel it is not necessary. Even regular runners need to train for a marathon and this needs to start 4, 5 or even 6 months before the marathon. As well as building up your distances, particular attention needs to be paid to improving specific muscle groups, managing your pace and improving your breathing.

Many runners who compete in their first marathon describe “hitting the wall” at around the 20 mile point, due to complete and utter exhaustion. Energy levels drop considerably risking injury or even complete collapse.

Proper training, preparation, nutrition and advice can help you overcome these sort of problems.

Don’t leave it to chance!

Experienced runners

There are many runners who regularly compete in marathons and have a complete understanding of marathon training and the preparation required. For these runners, the goal is to improve their PB (personal best) by running each marathon faster than the last.

Our PHP running experts can help with that too. We can examine and advise on your running style and technique, help with your pace, help to improve posture, help strengthen specific muscle groups, all of which can take minutes off your time.

If you want to improve your fitness, strength or technique, get expert advice from our running specialists.

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Create your own package

  • Consultation and plan setting
  • Gradual stepping up
  • One on one coaching
  • Nutritional advice
  • Physio & Massage
  • Designed to fit your fitness level, available time and lifestyle


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