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Marathons 2019

How long is a Marathon? | How to train for a Marathon | What are the best UK Marathon Events?


Marathons are probably the biggest challenge a runner will ever face and will push you to all your limits. Marathons require a much longer training plan where you have to train both your body and mind to be able to stand up to the length of the race.

How long is a Marathon?

A Marathon is 26 miles in lengh which is around 42KM. You have to make sure you train properly when entering an event of this length to help avoid any injuries. A lot of providers also have half marathon events on the same weekend as marathons, if you are thinking of trying a marathon it could be a good option to try a half marathon first and see how you get on.

How to train for a Marathon

If you’re goal is to do a marathon or even half marathon then you’ll need to get lots of training done before you even look at the track! Start off similar to a 5K prep with smaller runs and sprints and then slowly build up the length of the runs you do. You’ll also want to get into right diet regime too so that your body gets in right shape.

What are the best UK Marathon Events?

The most famous marathon is the Virgin Money London Marathon, though there are many others dotted around the country too such as the Brighton or Edinburgh marathons which provide just as greater challenge and give you multiple scenic routes to run on. For a little more adventure you can also look at something like the Midnight Marathon Runwhich will have you sprinting round a mountain in total darkness

RunningFun Run & KidsWalking

Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon

Belfast

£10 - £140

3 - 26.2M

05/05/2019


Running

Bournemouth Marathon

Bournemouth

£55 - £57

26.2M

05/10/2019


Running

Virgin Money London Marathon

TBC

26.2M

28/04/2019


Running

EMF Relay

City of Edinburgh

£118.45 - £123.60

26.2M

26/05/2019


Running

Edinburgh Marathon

Edinburgh

TBC

26.2M

26/05/2019


Running

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

Highland

£35 - £57

26.2M

06/10/2019


Running

Richmond Marathon

Richmond

TBC

26.2M

15/09/2019


Walking

London Marathon Walk

London

£29 - £100

13.1 - 26M

28/09/2019


Walking

Shine Night Walk London

£39.99

21/09/2019


Running

ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon

Manchester

£67 - £139

26.2M

07/04/2019


Running

Midnight Mountain Marathon

Brecon

£30 - £135

13.1 - 26.2M

29/06/2019


Running

Chester Marathon

Chester

£47.75 - £55

26.2M

06/10/2019