Returning to normal racing


Racing within marathon training It’s a very different racing year as things begin to grind back to normal (remember normal?!) and for many, the autumn is jam-packed with new or rescheduled marathon racing possibilities. For many of us, our usual race calendar has gone out of the window and we are taking part in events […]

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Killer sessions for a bouyant return to parkrun


Whisper it… parkrun is on its way back to the UK with a planned June 26th return.   Here are Martin and Holly’s favourite killer sessions for a fired-up return to parkrun The Broken parkrun (5x1k) This is a great benchmarking session to indicate where you are ‘at’ for your first parkrun back. Take a […]

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Doing a Thommo


Training Talk round up ‘Doing a Thommo’ The fairytale ending to this year’s Olympic Marathon Trials at Kew Gardens really got us thinking… How can we emulate Chris ‘Thommo’ Thompson’s stunning run where everything just clicks when you need it to? Episode 581 features a discussion on ‘Doing a Thommo’ between Holly Rush and Martin Yelling, […]

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Chris ‘Thommo’ Thompson is the man of the moment.


“At the recent British Olympic Marathon Trials in Kew Gardens, 39 year old Chris Thompson secured his place for Team GB  at the Tokyo Olympic Games in what was probably the most memorable athletic moments in the last 12 months at least. He crossed the line in such jubilant celebration and enigmatic style in 2:10:52 […]

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Run Camp 2021 (not)


Today we should all have been gathering for another fabulous Marathon Talk Run Camp. Like so many other events in the last 12 months, our 2021 camp just hasn’t been possible.  Normally the weekend is a fun packed, energetic and sociable mecca for many Marathon Talkers.  An opportunity to chat, run together, have many laughs […]

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Austria 19 – Marathon Talk Run Retreat


Join Martin and Holly on the 2019 Marathon Talk Austria Run Retreat July 1st to 7th 2019.  BOOK YOUR PLACE at [email protected] (Subject MTAUT19). Only 14 places available. Nestled in the foothills of the Austrian region of Styria you’ll stay in an incredible traditional mountain villa dating back the mid 1800’s.  The villa overlooks a beautiful […]

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Santa's Sack

Marathon Talk Santa’s Sack


Christmas is coming and that can mean only one thing….The Marathon Talk Santa’s Sack is back! We’re showcasing some top Christmas gifts for runners, helping you find that special something for the runner in your life! We’ve teamed up with some fab running brands to show you what they have on offer as inspiration for […]

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Marathon Talk Run Camp 2018


Welcome to the 5th annual Marathon Talk Run Camp with 5 time Olympian Jo Pavey! This is our annual opportunity to get together and share running stories, connect with old friends and make new ones, laugh with each other, oh, and do some running!   When – February Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th […]

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Runners at Run Camp 2016

Marathon Talk Run Camp 2017


This will be the 4th annual Marathon Talk Run Camp and each year we have a whole heap of fun, as much running as you want to do, good company and a great environment for a social, informal running weekend away. When – February 10th/11th/12th 2017. Where – Sandy Balls Holiday Centre, the New Forest, […]

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The Long Run ‘some of the way’ Home


I always knew it was going to be difficult. The challenge of running 630 miles over 21 consecutive days on Britain’s longest and arguably toughest trail, the South West Coast Path, was, for me, a big ask. I genuinely didn’t know if I was asking too much of myself, pushing too hard and stretching the […]

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