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.
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.
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.
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