So, you want to run a marathon? Running a marathon is one the most rewarding experiences,
but it is no easy feat. First you need to choose a race. With over 100 marathons in the UK alone there are
many to choose from. Then you have to start training. This involves everything from buying essential kit to eating the appropriate diet,
taking part in pre-marathon races and avoiding injury.
Marathons and other races
Find a marathon that you want to run. With hundreds to choose from it shouldn't be difficult to find one that suits you.
Apply to one of the many UK marathons. Alternatively, you could venture overseas and enjoy a European marathon. You may even want to run in an American marathon or any one of many other international marathon races. And don't forget about shorter races - all good fun, and ideal for the marathon training.
As the weather cools, there are fewer marathons taking place. However there are still a few to choose from. Popular races this month include the Dorset Coastal Marathon, Pisa Marathon and Chiang Mai Marathon.
Some training advice and suggestions for running. For budding runners and those used to marathons.
Running a marathon requires that you wear the correct kit - shoes, socks, running top, running tights, shorts, etc. Choosing the right gear will ensure you avoid injury and enjoy your training.
Running marathons requires a good degree of health. Staying free of injury and maintaining a good diet are essential for achieving best results.
Charities raise millions from marathons. In fact, the Flora London Marathon is the biggest charity event outside of the USA. If you want to run for a good cause why not contact one of our highlighted charities.
Keep up with the latest news from popular marathons and other races.
11 Feb 2013 : 101-year-old Fauja Singh launches Bournemouth Marathon Festival. Read more...