How to Train for a Marathon or Half Marathon


Monday 6th March 2017

6:20pm - 8:00pm

Run and Become, 20 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4QW


This event is now full, but if you wish to be on the waiting list please sign up.

Due to popular demand we have had to change the venue for this talk to a larger venue. The talk will now be held at the Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL. The venue is centrally located near the Castle and Central Library.
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If you are planning a Spring marathon or half marathon, and want to kick start your training in the New Year, Run and Become brings you this New Year workshop with essential information and advice.

Whether you are nervous about attempting your first marathon or half marathon or just wanting to improve on your last effort, come and hear advice from one of Scotland’s most successful distance runners of recent years on getting the basics right.

Most experienced folk know running a marathon or half marathon is not just about running, but balancing a whole package of things to get you to the start line in one piece and then run a good race, whatever your standard and whatever your goals.

Training tips and advice

from Olympic Marathon runner Freya Ross

Freya will offer tips and stories from her own personal experience with simple ideas that you can incorporate into your own training.

Freya will also offer simple practical nutrition tips for runners with a busy lifestyle, from her book Food on the Run. There will also be an opportunity to buy a signed copy!

Essential Nutrition

from sports nutritionist Craig Watson

Craig has developed a 16-week nutrition plan to help half and full marathon runners get this important part of their training right. He will talk on the simple details of what and, when you need to eat to fuel your body as you increase your training.

He will also be offering free of charge to one lucky evening attendee, the chance to have a free trial of Craig’s 16 week plan.

About Freya Ross

Freya RossFreya Ross has been one of Scotland’s leading distance runners of recent years, with Commonwealth Games appearances, and a string of national titles on the track and Cross country. Her finest achievement was representing GB in the Marathon at the London Olympics in 2012, where she was the leading British woman. She has a best marathon time of 2 hours 28 minutes 10 seconds.
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About Craig Watson

Craig is a freelance sports nutritionist, based in Falkirk. He completed an Honours Degree in Nutrition at Queen Margaret University and in 2011 began a 2 year post graduate diploma in Sports Nutrition with the International Olympic Committee which he completed at the end of 2012 and graduated in 2013. He has developed a personalised 16 week marathon nutrition plan to help people understand nutrition for marathon running and plan to help half and full marathon runners get this important part of their training right. He will talk on the simple details on how you need to eat.
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